Blue Nile Falls is a waterfall on the Blue Nile River in Ethiopia, known as Tis Abay in Amharic, meaning "smoking water". It got its name because of the continuous dropping of water that creates a smoke-like bounce of droplets.
The Blue Nile falls are situated on the upper line of the river, about 30 kilometres downstream from the town of Lake Tana and Bahir Dar.
Attractions in Blue Nile Falls
The falls are tagged one of Ethiopia's best tourist attractions. A short distance from the falls, you will find the first stone bridge constructed in Ethiopia, built under the command of Emperor Susenyos in 1626.
The Falls have a gigantic height of around 150 feet and with its width, it is estimated at about half a mile.It is therefore advisable to wear comfortable clothes while planning to visit the falls as the trail to the falls is quite bumpy.
Best time to visit the fall is on Sunday and holidays as the hydroelectric station built for electrical purpose that causes a decrease in the flow of water operates only on weekdays.
Visiting the falls is a really great idea while in Ethopia, the view is breathtaking and will give you moments to relax and appreciate nature. Various souvenirs food and drinks are usually sold around the falls by locals.