The Blue Nile Falls (Tisisat Falls)
The River Nile, the longest river in Africa , in Ethiopia . From Lake Tana , the Blue Nile , known locally as Abbay, flows from Ethiopia to meet the white Nile in Khartoum to form the great river that gives life to Egypt and the Sudan . It has been said that the Blue Nile contributes up to 80% of the Nile ’s flow. Nowhere is it more spectacular than when it thunders over the Tisisat Falls near Bahar Dar. Here millions of gallons of water cascade over the cliff face and into a gorge, creating spectacular rainbows, in one of the most awe-inspiring displays in Africa , earning its name ‘Smoking Water’. The Blue Nile falls can easily be reached from Bahar Dar and the Scenic beauty of the Blue Nile Gorge, 225KM from Addis Ababa , can be enjoyed as part of an excursion from the capital.