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Here's a selection of captivating sites around Homeland Hotel, Bahir Dar.
The Semien Mountains were formed prior to the creation of the Rift Valley, from lava outpourings
between 40 and 25 million years ago during the Oligocene period. The volcano is believed to have
spread over more than 5000 m2 and resulted in a thick sequence of basaltic lava some 3,000-3,500 m
thick that was deposited on Precambrian crystalline basement. The major part of the Semien Mountains
consists of remnants of a Hawaiian-type shield volcano.
Lake Tana was formed by volcanic activity,
blocking the course of inflowing rivers in
the early Pleistocene epoch, about 5 million
years ago. The lake was originally much larger
than it is today.
The Blue Nile Falls is a waterfall on the Blue Nile
river in Ethiopia. It is known as Tis Abay in Amharic,
meaning "great smoke". It is situated on the upper
course of the river, about 30 km downstream from the
town of Bahir Dar and Lake Tana. The falls are one
of Ethiopia's best known tourist attractions.
Bahir Dar is the former capital of Gojjam
province and the current capital of the Amhara Regional
State. Administratively, Bahir Dar is a Special Zone.
Bahir Dar is one of the leading tourist destinations
in Ethiopia, with a variety of attractions in the nearby
Lake Tana and Blue Nile river.