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Prepare for your Angola adventure with our comprehensive travel tips. From visa information to local customs, get ready for an enjoyable travel experience.

About Angola

While the country isn't a typical tourist destination, Angola does have a range of unique experiences to offer travellers willing to venture off the beaten path.

Countries neighbouring Angola: Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia and Namibia.

Travel Map Mapping Angola

Map of Angola

Map of Angola

Angola is bordered by Namibia to the south, the Democratic Republic of Congo to the north, Zambia to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west.

Luanda is the capital of Angola.

Angola Overview

Angola is a country located in Southern Africa.

It has a population of approximately 32 million people and covers an area of 1.2 million square kilometers.

The official language is Portuguese, and the country's capital and largest city is Luanda.

Angola Economy

Angola has a diverse economy, with its major industries being oil and gas, diamonds, and agriculture.

The country is also rich in natural resources, including iron ore, copper, gold, and bauxite.

Despite its wealth of natural resources, Angola faces significant economic and social challenges, including poverty, corruption, and poor infrastructure.

Angola is a member of the United Nations, the African Union, and the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

Angola History

Angola has a rich history, with evidence of human settlement dating back to the Stone Age.

Angola was a Portuguese colony for over 400 years, although very little settlement was made inland from Luanda.

Instead, the colonists shipped slaves from here to Brazil.

Angola's recent history, since independence in 1975, has been bloody.

The country experienced a long period of civil war, which ended in 2002.

More than 400,000 have died, and even in peace, hidden land mines continue to tear off limbs and claim lives.

The late Princess Diana helped highlight these horrors to the world.

Angolan Resources.

Angola People

Angola has a diverse culture, with over 90 ethnic groups, each with their own traditions and customs.

The Angolan people are known for their love of music and dance, with popular genres including kizomba, semba, and kuduro.

Angola Tourism

Angola has a diverse culture, with influences from its Portuguese colonial past, as well as its numerous ethnic groups.

Angola Travel Tips

If you are planning to visit Angola, there are a few things to keep in mind.

Visa Requirements

Visitors to Angola usually need a visa to enter the country. You should check with the Angolan embassy or consulate in your home country for specific visa requirements.

Health Precautions

Angola has a high prevalence of malaria, so it is important to take malaria prophylaxis and use insect repellent.

You should also be up-to-date on routine vaccinations such as measles, mumps, and rubella; and consider getting vaccinated against yellow fever.


Angola has experienced civil unrest in the past, so it is important to stay up-to-date on current events and avoid any areas where there is political tension or civil unrest.

It is also advisable to take basic safety precautions such as not walking alone at night and not carrying large amounts of cash or valuable items.


Portuguese is the official language of Angola, so it is useful to know some basic phrases in Portuguese if you plan to travel outside of major tourist areas.

Visit Angola

Places to Visit

Angola has many interesting places to visit, including the capital city of Luanda, the historic city of Benguela, the stunning Kalandula Falls, and the beautiful beaches of Bengo.

Angola Tourism:
From the Embassy of the Republic of Angola in Washington DC.

Pure and Authentic Tourism in Angola.

Luanda - Capital City of Angola

Map of Luanda

Map of Luanda

Luanda Sightseeing

The main places to visit in Luanda are the fortress (Fortaleza de Sao Miguel), the Museum of Armed Forces, the National Museum of Anthropology and the Museum of Slavery.

Angola Transportation

Getting To and Around Angola

Angola by Air

Airlines and Airports - Flights.

Flights to Luanda - LAD

Angola's national airline is TAAG.

Angola Accommodation

Where to Stay in Angola

Most people visiting Angola will be looking for Hotels in Luanda, the capital.

Angola Maps and Travel Guides

Angola (Bradt Travel Guides) Angola Travel Reference Map 1 : 300 000 (International Travel Maps)

Angola Travel Guides - Angola Maps.

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