8 Places To Visit in Ethiopia

Fredrick Ngugi February 02, 2017

1. Lake Tana

Lake Tana

Lake Tana. Photo credit: Michael Succow Stiftung

Sometimes referred to as “Dembiya,” Lake Tana is the largest lake in Ethiopia and the source of the Blue Nile, the Ethiopian canal that feeds in to the great River Nile. Lake Tana is located in the Amhara Region on the northwestern side of the Ethiopian highlands.

The lake is estimated to be 66 kilometers wide and 15 meters deep. It was formed by volcanic activity, blocking the course of inflowing rivers in the early Pleistocene epoch, about 5 million years ago. Lake Tana supports a wide range of fauna, including fish, white pelicans, and much more.

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