Lodging Type: Hotel
Dining: Ethiopian, A la carte: Ethiopian and some international dishes
Facilities: Forex desk, Internet - Wifi, Laundry, Showers - 24hr hot water, Spa, TV
The town of Bahir Dar sits on the shores of Lake Tana, the source of the Blue Nile and home to notable monasteries.
Jacaranda Hotel is near the Old Stadium in Bahir Dar. The 47 en-suite rooms are made up of singles, doubles and king size. All rooms have TV, safe and Wifi. The restaurant serves both buffet and a la carte local Ethiopian cuisine, and has some international dishes. The bar serves local and imported beers, wines and spirits. There is also a spa with sauna and massage, a meeting hall and a gift shop. The hotel offers bicycle hire, luggage storage and has a concierge service. Currency exchange and ATM are available.
Activities include visiting the monasteries on the far shores of the lake which are known for their beautifully painted mazdas, visiting the Blue Nile Falls, boat trips on the lake, and bird watching. There are 37 islands on Lake Tana, 20 of which are home to churches and monasteries that have extraordinary paintings and are imbued with religious and cultural significance. Debre Damo Monastery, on one of the islands and only accessible to men, can be reached by a daunting climb up a sheer rock face.
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On the southern shore of Lake Tana, Ethiopia’s largest lake and the source of the Blue Nile, Bahir Dar is an attractive palm-lined town. Lake Tana is dotted with islands, some of which have monasteries containing the remains of ancient Ethiopian emperors and treasures of the Ethiopian church. On ...