Awra Amba
A journey of discovery into Ethiopia's unique community
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Nestled in the heart of Ethiopia, amidst the verdant landscapes and rolling hills, lies a community unlike any other.

Awra Amba, a small village tucked away in the Amhara region, stands as a beacon of innovation, equality, and sustainable living. For travelers seeking an immersive experience far from the beaten path, Baregota Travel & Tour offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to delve into the intricate tapestry of Awra Amba’s culture, values, and way of life.

This book was produced for the Awra Amba community by our partner Ayzoh! with logistical support from Baregota Travel & Tour.

A glimpse into Awra Amba's genesis

The story of Awra Amba is as captivating as the community itself. Founded in the 1970s by a visionary named Zumra Nuru, Awra Amba emerged from the ashes of adversity with a radical vision of societal transformation.

Nuru’s vision was simple yet revolutionary: to create a community where gender equality, education, and communal work were paramount. What began as a humble settlement has blossomed into a thriving example of utopian ideals put into practice.

Living amongst Awra Amba's pioneers

Upon arriving in Awra Amba, travelers are greeted with open arms by the community’s residents. Through Baregota Travel & Tour’s immersive program, participants have the opportunity to live alongside Awra Amba’s pioneers, sharing in their daily routines and communal activities.

Whether it’s tending to the village’s organic gardens, participating in traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremonies, or engaging in thought-provoking discussions with community members, every moment offers a glimpse into the fabric of Awra Amba’s society.

Discovering Awra Amba's pillars of excellence

Central to Awra Amba’s ethos are its core principles of equality, education, and sustainable living. Travelers embarking on this journey of discovery will have the chance to delve into these pillars through hands-on workshops and immersive experiences.

From learning about the community’s unique approach to gender equality, where women hold equal status in all aspects of life, to exploring their innovative agricultural practices that prioritize environmental sustainability, participants will gain invaluable insights into Awra Amba’s blueprint for success.

Drawing Inspiration for global change

Beyond the borders of Ethiopia, Awra Amba serves as a shining example of what is possible when passion, determination, and community spirit converge.

For students, social researchers, and changemakers seeking inspiration for similar projects around the world, Awra Amba offers a wealth of knowledge and inspiration.

Through guided discussions, interactive workshops, and firsthand experiences, participants will gain the tools and insights needed to effect positive change in their own communities.

A journey of transformation

In a world often plagued by division and inequality, Awra Amba stands as a testament to the power of collective action and visionary leadership.

Through Baregota Travel & Tour’s immersive program, travelers have the opportunity to embark on a journey of transformation, discovering firsthand the beauty, resilience, and innovation of Ethiopia’s most unique community.

As we immerse ourselves in the rhythms of Awra Amba life, we are reminded that another world is not only possible but within our grasp, waiting to be embraced.

100% customizable

This experience is tailored to your needs, your level of knowledge of these techniques, your time availability, and your budget.

Learn from the best

Whichever destination you choose for your workshop, you will learn from the best professionals and work with the best local artisans, the keepers and handlers of this ancient Ethiopian tradition.

Choice of location

When planning this unique experience, we will suggest different locations where you can do it, and we will explain the particularities of each of them.

For individuals or groups

For individuals or groups. This experience can be enjoyed individually or together with a small group of enthusiasts: to ensure that everyone can enjoy every moment to the full and concentrate on creating their own masterpieces, these groups are made up of a maximum of six people.

Can be combined with any of our tours

If, in addition to learning this art, you want to explore the history, beauty and culture of Ethiopia, you can combine it with any of our tours in the North, South or Addis Ababa.