The Blue Nile Falls, locally known as “Tis Abay” meaning “Great Smoke”, is a beautiful waterfall of the Blue Nile River in Ethiopia. The Blue Nile falls is one of Ethiopia’s best-known tourist attractions situated on the upper course of the river, about 30 kilometres (19 mi) downstream from the town of Bahir Dar and Lake Tana. The Blue Nile is one of the 2 tributaries which make up the River Nile, Africa’s longest river.
As the water crashes down, it creates huge plumes of mist and beautiful rainbows are formed. The area surrounding the falls is home to a wide range of wildlife, including monkeys and a mirage of brightly colored birds. The path to the falls passes by small villages and hamlets which offer an insight into Ethiopian culture and village life. Surrounded by stunning nature, there are many excellent photographic opportunities along the route.