Angola Safari Tours & Holidays

Angola is a Southern African nation whose varied terrain encompasses tropical Atlantic beaches, a labyrinthine system of rivers, and a Sub-Saharan desert that extends across the border into Namibia. The country’s colonial history is reflected in its Portuguese-influenced cuisine and its landmarks including Fortaleza de São Miguel, a fortress built by the Portuguese in 1576 to defend the capital, Luanda.

On the shores of the Atlantic Ocean in south-western Africa, Angola is a large, developing country that borders Zambia, Namibia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Congo. Largely closed off for the last few years, it’s an almost mythical destination and one of the continent’s most diverse. Here, the landscapes range from beautiful beaches on the coast and pristine tracts of miombo woodland and open floodplains in the southeast to highland plateaus, jungles, and vast lakes and rivers.

A safari to Angola is not about seeing the Big Five. It’s a conservation journey through raw Africa where nothing is premeditated or orchestrated. The country is one of Africa’s most remote and little-known wilderness areas and the future of some of the most iconic wildlife areas, the Okavango Delta and the Lower Zambezi in particular, depends on the Angolan Highlands and what is done to protect them as the country rapidly industrializes post-civil war.

Visit Angola and you will be one of the very first people to explore vast swathes of genuine wilderness countryside, populated only by small numbers of indigenous people who have been cut off from the world for almost half a century. Many of them have never been visited by anyone outside of Angola, besides a few hardy scientists and explorers these past few years.

How to get to Angola

Luanda International Airport, (IATA Airport Code: LAD) is the current international airport serving Angola’s capital city Luanda and the rest of Angola, via a network of provincial airports, and is soon to be replaced by the new Angola International Airport, which lies approximately 30 km to the east of Luanda.

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Passport, Visa, and Entry requirements for Angola

Except for those excepted, All citizens need a visa when traveling to Angola. You can’t obtain a visa unless approved by the Angolan embassy or consulate before traveling to Angola. Passports must have at least 6 months of validity and 2 blank pages for the entry stamp.

The health sector of Angola

The private sector includes around 200 health establishments, seven supply centers, and 42 private pharmacies. The health system is under-resourced. More than 50% of the population does not have access to health services. The quality of available health services and their coverage are both severely limited.

Malaria and Yellow fever vaccination for Angola

A Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is required on arrival from all travelers 9 months of age and older. The vaccination requirement is imposed by this country for protection against Yellow Fever since the principal mosquito vector Aedes aegypti is present in its territory.

The prevalence of laboratory-confirmed malaria in febrile patients in Luanda is very low but increases with distance from the urban center. Prevention and treatment should be focused on surrounding rural areas.

Currency of Angola

The New Angolan Kwanza (KZ) is the currency used in Angola. It’s split into 100 cêntimos and is issued and managed by the Banco Nacional de Angola travelers are advised to carry new currencies of American dollars and Euros which can be exchanged while in Angola but we don’t recommend relying more on the Credit card.

Official Language of Angola

The current language policy in Angola, as laid out in the Constitution of 2010, states that Portuguese is the official language but you find people speaking a bit of English in tourist destinations.

Best time to travel to Angola

The best time to visit Angola is from June to October when the weather is mild and sunny, and there’s little risk of rain or storms. Broadly speaking, Angola has two distinct seasons – rainy and dry.

What to wear in Angola

Business attire tends to be casual in Angola. Men usually wear lightweight suits and women often wear long skirts. Dress well as it shows respect to your Angolan counterparts.

What to bring while traveling to Angola

Angola has both rainforest and beaches below are some of the essentials you may need while traveling to Angola.

  • Dresses.
  • Sandals.
  • Long and short sleeve shirts.
  • Skirts.
  • Shorts or short pants.
  • Light footwear.
  • If you’re going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear.
  • Sunscreen lotion.

Car hire and driving in Angola

ATT carries a low price guarantee on car rental in Angola, especially Luanda. Angola is the most expensive country in the world, and you will not find private safe cars for cheaper, otherwise, send us a proven written legitimate offer and we beat-and-match with a 5% discount. But we don’t recommend self-driving in Angola instead hire a car with a driver.

Accommodation in Angola

Portuguese explorer Paulo Dias de Novais founded Luanda on 25 January 1576 as “São Paulo da Assumpção de Loanda”, with one hundred families of settlers and four hundred soldiers. You will definitely find accommodation in Angola but outside the main capital more especially in the rural areas there are no accommodation facilities so those traveling for purpose of tourism must pre-book in advance

Local food of Angola

Other dishes common in Angolan cuisine include Arroz (rice) dishes, including arroz da Ilha (rice with chicken or fish), arroz de garoupa da Ilha (rice with grouper), and arroz de marisco white rice with seafood, typically prawns, squid, white fish, or lobster).

Tipping while Travelling in Angola

Angola is a cash economy, but there are no ATMs and traveler’s cheques are almost ever accepted. Only major hotels and airlines will accept credit cards. Tipping is not officially encouraged but during safaris, you can tip at your will to the individuals.

Further information for Angola

Angola is located in south-central Africa and is known formally as the Republic of Angola. It is surrounded by the Democratic Republic of Congo to the north, Zambia to the east, and Namibia to the south. The Atlantic Ocean sits on its west coast. Angola’s capital city is Luanda.

Safety of Angola

Angola has a high crime rate. Common crimes range from petty theft to armed robbery and carjacking. The risk of violent crime is much higher at night. We recommend booking a safari through a safari operator to avoid inconveniences.

NATIONAL PARKS

Bicauri National Park
Cameia National Park
Cangandala National Park
Iona National Park
Longa-Mavinga National Park
Luenge National Park
Mucusso National Park
Mupa National Park
Quiçama National Park
Luiana National Park

FAUNA & FLORA

Wildlife
Birds
Vegetation

POPULAR SAFARIS

8 Days Experience Angola safaris
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10 Days Best of Angola safaris

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visit serra da leba mountain Road in Angola
Visit Namib desert in Angola
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Luanda city tours Angola

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