Angola things to see and do

Tourist offices

Ministry of Hotels and Tourism

Largo 4 de Fevereiro, Palácio de Vidro, CP 1242, Luanda, Angola
Tel: (2) 310 899.
www.angola.org

Things to see and do

Calandula Waterfalls

Witness the impressive spectacle of the Calandula Waterfalls, located in the Malanje area. The views are particularly mighty at the end of the rainy season.

Coastal forts

See the many coastal forts, including the famous Fort Sao Miguel, built in 1789 to serve as a slave depot and residence for the Portuguese community.

Humbi-Humbi art gallery

See the cultural delights within the Humbi-Humbi art gallery in Luanda.

Ilha beaches

Enjoy the bay that Luanda is built around - the Ilha beaches are five minutes from the centre of the city.

Kissama National Park

Stay in a bungalow in the middle of Kissama National Park (www.kissama.org), 70km (45 miles) south of Luanda. The park is home to a great variety of wild animals, including the rare black palanca antelope which can only be found in Angola.

Luanda

Explore the capital, Luanda. The main places to visit are the fortress (containing the Museum of Armed Forces) and the National Museum of Anthropology.

Museum of Slavery

Gain a historical insight at the Museum of Slavery, 25km (16 miles) along the coast from Luanda.

Palmeirinhas

See the magnificent scenery of Palmeirinhas, a long, deserted beach approximately 45km (28 miles) south of Luanda. Visitors should note that bathing here is hazardous.

Santiago

Go fishing at Santiago beach, 45km (28 miles) north of Luanda.

Edited by Jane Duru
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