To Ado-Awaye, Home of the Natural Iyake Suspended Lake, One of the Two in the World!
His Royal Majesty, Oba Revd Ademola Olugbile Folakanmi, Makuledoye II Soludero I, the Alado of Ado-Awaye Land, Paramount Traditional Ruler in the Land & Custodian of Culture, Tradition & Tourism Heritage.
His Royal Highness, Oba Amidu Okunkola, Bebekola II, Aga-Ebo IV, the Alawaye of Awaye.
Rich in history and culture, Ado – Awaye is quickly becoming the tourist’s paradise.
From its formation to its mountains and plains, everything in the ancient Ado – Awaye town in Oyo State is a wonder. Formed in 1500 AD.
Ishage Rock is the bringer of rain for the Ado-Awaye people.
The fact that this boulder has not fallen off the steep mountainside remains a mystery to the Ado-Awaye people and tourists visiting the mountain. Whenever it doesn’t rain and rain is needed, the chief priest goes to the rock….
The root of a fallen tree which takes the form of the head and trunk of an elephant.
Hikers on the mountain are often tempted to climb the formation and sit on the ‘elephant’s head’ while posing for photos.
Esè àwon àgbà, translates to “the footprint of the elders”.
It is a cluster of large “footprints” found all over the mountain. It is believed that the gods once walked over the mountain to protect the locals during the time the locals stayed up the mountain.
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We have also curated a list of places you can find accommodation at when you visit us at Ado-Awaye.
We have guiding rules and regulations that we expect visitors to abide to, to ensure their safety and ours too!
- Alado of Ado-Awaye
- Alawaye of Awaye
- Alado in Council & the Palace Secretariat
- Alawaye in Council
- Chairman, Ado-Awaye Community Development
- Chairman, Araromi Local Council Development Area