Welcome to the Lake Tana Biosphere Reserve

Come and discover the fertile shores of Lake Tana, Ethiopia’s largest lake, the source of the Blue Nile and one of the natural jewels of East Africa. Remote islands hide ancient Christian monasteries, local fishermen row their traditional papyrus boats past bathing hippos and unique birds fly overhead and hunt for fish in the shallows. Be inspired by the Lake Tana Biosphere Reserve, discover its striking scenery, wildlife and traditions, and join in an experience you will never forget. Visit this one-of-a-kind natural paradise and experience Ethiopia’s rich cultural heritage first-hand.

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Lake Tana Biosphere Reserve

For People and Nature - Lake Tana Biosphere Reserve awaits you!
Lake Tana Biosphere Reserve
Lake Tana Biosphere Reserve
NABU is supporting 5 small businesses specialized in Arts to install 147 special concrete benches along the main street of Bahir Dar, community recreational centre of Bahir Dar, Bezawit recreational site and along shore of Lake Tana (walkway), with the support and close consultation of Bahir Dar City administration. The city administration and the local communities are very happy and appreciating our work.
Lake Tana Biosphere Reserve
Lake Tana Biosphere Reserve
Terminal evaluation of the project “Community-based Climate Adaptation and Biodiversity Conservation in the model area of Lake Tana Biosphere Reserve” is started with the participation of district, zone and regional level partners. So far the partners are appreciating the progress and working modalities of the project
Lake Tana Biosphere Reserve
Lake Tana Biosphere Reserve
Terminal evaluation of the project “Community-based Climate Adaptation and Biodiversity Conservation in the model area of Lake Tana Biosphere Reserve” is started with the participation of district, zone and regional level partners. So far the partners are appreciating the progress and working modalities of the project
Lake Tana Biosphere Reserve
Lake Tana Biosphere Reserve
In order to remove water hyacinth through alternative income sources, pilot training on producing handcraft using water hyacinth as raw material were effectively provided to 90 women found in three districts of Lake Tana Biosphere reserve namely Gondar Zuria Woreda, East Dembia Woredaand and East Dembia Woreda.
Lake Tana Biosphere Reserve
Lake Tana Biosphere Reserve
NABU sharing best-practice examples from the Lake Tana Biosphere Reserve at the 13th International conference on Community-based Adaptation to Climate Change (CBA13) in Addis Abeba right now. Well done dear Bahir Dar Team!
Lake Tana Biosphere Reserve
Lake Tana Biosphere Reserve
The shape of Lake Tana in a tree? Great!
Did you find it in nature before? Send us your pictures!