Awra Amba, is an Ethiopian community of about 463 people, located 73 kilometres east of Bahir Dar in the Fogera woreda. It was founded in 1980 with the goal of solving socio-economic problems through helping one another in an environment of egalitarianism — in marked contrast to the traditional norms of Amhara society. The name means “Top of the Hill” in Amharic.

Founded by Zumra Nuru, who currently serves as co-chairman of the community, with 19 other people who shared his vision, as of 2007 Awra Amba has some 400 members, and is lauded as a model to alleviate poverty and promote gender equality in a country where women are generally subservient to men

Tour A1 – Awra Amba Tour

One night

  • Day 1
  • Arrival
  • Fly / Drive from Addis Abeba to Bahir Dar (0)
  • Air port / Bus station Pick up to your Hotel (15-20 min)
  • Pre-trip briefing  (30 min – max)
  • Drive to Awra Amba Village (1 hour – )
  • Over night (a night)
  • DAY 2
  • Drive to Gonder/Bahir Dar (1:30 hour – max)
  • Drop to your Hotel
  • Departure

Tour A2 – Awra Amba Tour

Day Trip

  • Arrival
  • Fly / Drive from Addis Abeba to Bahir Dar (0)
  • Air port / Bus station Pick up to your Hotel (15-20 min)
  • Pre-trip briefing (30 min – max)
  • Drive to Awram Amba Village (1 hour – )
  • Drive to Gonder/Bahir Dar (1:30 hour – max)
  • Drop to your Hotel
  • Departure
What’s included?
  • Airport pickup and Airport transfer
  • Guide, museum and church entrance fees
  • Full Ethiopian Coffee ceremony will held in our compound
  • Free Drink (mineral water)
  • Free Hotel Booking and recommendation
  • Airplane, Bus and Mini Bus ticket buying