The source of the Blue Nile falls and the largest lake in Ethiopia, which flow to Sudan (Khartoum) and beyond. The lake has a number of islands, whose numbers vary depending on the level of the lake; it has fallen about 6 feet in the last 400 years.
Remain of ancient Ethiopian emperors and treasures of the church are kept in the isolated monasteries. On the island of Tana Kirkos is a rock shown to Paul B. Henze, on which it was told the Virgin Mary had reset on her journey back from Egypt. The body of Yikuno Amlak is interred in the monastery of St. Stephen on Daga isaland; other emperors whose tombs are on Dega including Dawit 1st, Zara Yakob, Ze Dingle and Fasiledes.
The impressive plumes of mist bellowing from the depths of the Blue Nile falls led locals name it “Tis Isat”. It is one of the most spectacular falls in Africa. It was formed by a volcanic blockage