Gorges in Ethiopia

gorge in ethiopia

Ethiopian Gorges

What to Know About Ethiopian Gorges

Of all the gorges located in Ethiopia, the Blue Nile Gorge is king.

It is located in the highlands of Ethiopia and en route to Lake Tana from the capital city of Addis Ababa.

The Blue Nile River moves south from Lake Tana (its source) and then west across Ethiopia, then turns northwest on to the Sudan.

The Blue Nile Gorge begins about 30 km away from the Lake Tana as the river enters a 400 km long canyon.

This canyon is responsible for creating a remarkable challenge for communication and travel between the north and south of Ethiopia.