Bahir Dar (meaning: sea shore) is one of the leading tourist destination in Ethiopia, with diverse attractions in the Lake Tana and Blue Nile river. Due to the fact that Ethiopia doesn’t have an access to the sea, Bahir Dar is known as the Ethiopian Riviera.
We were camping at the Ghion Hotel, which is actually located on the shore of the Lake Tana. We paid 100 Birrs per car/per night and we got a nice spot to stay overnight. Additionally, we were given a key to a room, where we could take a HOT shower. The Ghion Hotel is definitely recommended to stay!
We didn’t spend much time in Bahir Dar itself, but in our opinion it is quite pleasant town. We went on the local market, where we bought plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables (and we weren’t ripped off). Moreover, we discovered different kind of samosas: with rice and potatoes mixed with veggies (Potatoes samosas – the best)