Bahir Dar in detail


Dangers & Annoyances

Women, accompanied by male companions or not, should not walk along the waterfront path as there can be serious hassle from men hanging out here. Don’t walk anywhere in town after about 8pm.

Tourist hustlers can be a problem. Most ‘know’ the best place to stay or the ‘cheapest’ boat operators: thankfully you know better.

Police Stations


There are plenty of banks with ATMs along the main roads in the centre of town.

Wegagen Bank Has a branch along the main road.

Commercial Bank of Ethiopia