Welcome to Blue Nile Camping. We offer accomodation, warm hospitality and refreshments located directly above the Blue Nile Falls, Ethiopia’s greatest waterfall, and a unique oppurtunity to experience traditional “back to the roots” Ethiopian living.
Blue Nile Camping was founded in 2017 by Temesgen and his Farenji brother David and is the first and only accommodation located near the wonderful Blue Nile Falls.Built on the idea of allowing tourists to embrace the Garden of Eden-esque serenity of the fertile lands adjacent to the majestic river Nile, we hope to take you back to a more simple way of living not often enjoyed in this modern world.Whether staying in one our traditional huts or pre-pitched tents or whether you just visit for a coffee, a glass of Ethiopia’s best Tej or to chew our home-grown khat, a visit to Blue Nile Camping is a must and is bound to enhance your visit to our beautiful falls.
At Blue Nile Camping we offer a variety of accomodation choices
We are currently building traditional Ethiopian mud huts which will sleep 2 people. The first will be ready very soon. Watch this space!!!
Taking the effort out of camping, our pre-pitched tents come equipped with mattresses and bedding to provide a comfortable night’s sleep whilst you fall asleep to the soothing sounds of the Nile flowing and the falls crashing.Tents available sleep between 2 and 4 people and are priced from 250Birr/8USD a night depending upon occupancy.
Your Own Tent
Of course we also invite the intrepid explorers amongst you to bring your own tent. Pitching is charged at 100Birr pppn.
Blue Nile Camping is located right at the top of the falls next to the river! We couldn’t be any easier to find!
For all travel we strongly suggest ringing in advance to avoid disappointment as no other accommodation is available nearby. Please call Temesgen on +251 90 502 6236 He will be able to advise you on all travel.
Busses, mini busses and private hire vehicles are all available from nearby Bahir Dar (30km). We can also organise airport transfers.
From Bahir Dar you will need to travel to the village of Tis Abay, where the road ends and the wilderness begins. Here you will find the tourism office where a small entrance fee to the falls is payable (50birr).
From there we will meet you and take you to the boat station for a trip across the river (10 birr). From here we are a 200m walk. We will be happy to carry your bags and can provide a donkey for heavier loads.
If you want to find out more or make a booking use the details below or the form
Phone: Ethiopia +251 90 502 6236 (Temesgen)
Europe +44 7912 609 545 (David)