Experiences > Natural attractions > Africa > Blue Nile Falls / Tississat Falls

The Blue Nile originates in Lake Tana and 30 kilometres from its source it forms a 45 metre waterfall known as the Blue Nile Falls. Once second only in Africa to Victoria Falls in terms of magnitude, the construction of a nearby hydroelectric plant has dramatically reduced the Falls' volume. Nevertheless they are still an impressive site and with an evocative journey through villages and fields and over a 16th century Portuguese bridge to reach them, and barely a tourist in sight, they are well worth the visit.

Location: Ethiopia

Blue Nile Falls / Tississat Falls

Travel to Blue Nile Falls / Tississat Falls

Organised group tours: Click here to see 10 tours to Ethiopia Historical Circuit which may include Blue Nile Falls / Tississat Falls.