Welcome to Angola
The Republic of Angola is a country situated in Central Africa with rich natural resources that are not limited to huge deposit of oil and diamonds, but also extends to its compelling and fertile agricultural land. The years following the peace agreement have witnessed a 300% increase in the number of tourists visiting the country.
Angola ranks seventh among the largest countries in Africa, with amazing coastlines offering great opportunities as ports for commercial purposes, leisure spots for swimming, fishing and other watersports.
Angola comprises of some of the largest, most remote and reserved wildlife parks in the world. An amazing array of cultures, climates and landscapes; makes the country a final frontier in the Southern Africa. Its plunging waterfalls, mountain ranges, tropical rainforests, winding rivers, white sandy beaches exhibit pride in the country’s great tourism potential.
Of course, you will be overwhelmed with the urban environments of Angola. Touching areas like Luanda, which has amazing colonial architecture and undaunted churches fitted to suit the shape of its modern skyscrapers, you won’t get bored with the nightlife in the capital with its distinct Brazilian flavor which tells the history of the country. The restaurants, nightclubs and plethora of bars will make your time worthwhile.
Destinations in Angola
Despite her low altitude, Luanda has a surprisingly low humidity, while temperature is stable all year round.
- Official nameRepublic of Angola
- LocationAngola is located in Southern Africa, bordered by Namibia on the south, the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the north, Zambia on the east and South Atlantic Ocean to the west.
- GovernmentRepublic; Multiparty presidential regime
- Dialing code+244
- Climate weatherSemi-arid
- Population19,088,106 on 2,381,741 km².
- Official languagePortuguese
- Other major languagesBantu, Umbundu, Kimbundu, Kikongo
- CurrencyAngolan Kwanza (AOA).
- Foreign currencies acceptedGBP (£), EUR (€), USD ($)
- Entry requirementsVisa (takes 8 - 14 days to process); Yellow Fever certiﬁcate is required on arrival from all travelers over one year of age. (For more information, visit - www.minhotur.gov.ao)
- Security adviceThere is a high level of crime in Luanda. Muggings, particularly to steal mobile phones and other valuables, and armed robberies can occur in any area at any time of the day or night. Areas popular with foreigners are particular targets. Incidents of rape have been reported in popular nightlife areas, as well as in private homes. Don’t travel alone at night. Avoid walking around Luanda, especially after dark. Avoid wearing jewellery or watches in public places. Don’t change or withdraw large sums of money in busy public areas. Avoid walking between bars and restaurants on the Ilha do Cabo, and avoid crowded places like markets. Theft from stationary or slow-moving cars is common in downtown Luanda. Keep valuables out of sight and don’t use mobiles or laptops while in traffic. Deposit valuables and cash in a hotel safe where practical. Keep copies of important documents, including your passport, in a separate place .