Destination: Awra Amba community
Tour title: cultural tour and scenic drive
Tour Code: TT-1004
Duration: half day
Transportation: surface drive
The Awra Amba community is found in South Gondar, Fogera Woreda, a 2 kms distance right of a turnoff which is located 68 kms on Bahir Dar – Lalibela main road. The society was established in 1972 by few individuals; however, now the number of the members has reached more than 400. The unbelievably marvelous life philosophy, the beautiful and well- trodden social life of this society has possessed amazes any one. The society has its own life style which is different from the rest of the Amhara people. These people have special respect to unity, working culture, love and equality. It is on the basis of a structured system they formulated that these people began to perform and control the principles underlying their life styles.
Since there is a strong belief among the Awra Amba people that hard work is the sole means of getting out of poverty, responsibilities are divided based not on gender differences but merit. They have also a strong belief that human beings have descended from the same root and hence there will not be differences between relatives and non relatives, blacks and whites etc. and all will be given due respect and love while they are on earth. In their religious faith the Awra Amba people differ from both Christian and Muslim followers. They accept that there is one strong power. They believe that distancing oneself from evil acts, positive thinking, respect to others and putting all these into practice are realizations of religion.
Meet us at the lobby of your hotel or anywhere in town, together drive 72km to the northern part of Bahir Dar city through the countryside villages, enjoy the Amhara people (the second biggest nation in Ethiopia), keep going on Bahir Dar- Lalibela main road and you will reach the Awramba community and enjoy their wonderful life philosophy and return back to Bahir Dar.