The Republic of Angola is a marvelous west-coast country of south-central Africa with tropical Atlantic beaches, multiple rivers (to many to mention!) and Sub-Saharan desert. It is the seventh-largest country in Africa, bordered by Namibia, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
We presume that Angola is probably one of the last countries you will think as a tourist destination. Yet it is definitely one of the most beautiful countries in the entire world and it has so much to offer! Even the most picky and well-traveled traveler will not get a single chance to complain when it comes to the natural beauty of the country. In other circumstances Angola would be a top travel destination in Africa and at least one visit to Angola would be a must to any travel lover!
Facts about Angola
Capital and the largest city: Luanda
Population: 29.78 million people
Total area: 1.247 million km²
Languages: Portuguese; Kikongo, Kimbundu, Umbundu
Currency: Angolan kwanza
Climate: Angola has a tropical climate. The summers are pretty rainy, while the winters are mostly dry.
Best months to visit: The perfect time to travel to Angola is anytime from June to September when rainfall is low and days are warm and sunny.
Top destinations: Luanda, Malanje Province, Benguela province, Island of Luanda, Island of Mussulo, Kissama National Park, Beaches of Cabo Ledo and Sangano, Kalandula Falls.
Fun facts about Angola
- Luanda is known as the “Paris of Africa” – This title is apparently given to Luanda because of the city’s sophisticated culture and atmosphere
- Angola has a very young population – Interestingly, about 70% of the whole population in Angola is under the age of 24
- The Angolan flag is red, black and gold – The red part of the flag stands for the blood of Angolans killed in conflicts, the black is for the Angolan people, and as for the gold parts – the cogwheel represents industry, the gold machete represents peasantry, and the gold star is modeled after the star on the flag of the former Soviet Union
- Angola is the birthplace of the dreadlocks hair style.
If you are lucky enough to be planning a journey to Angola any time soon, contact us and we will do our best to make this trip unforgettable and put Angola on the top of your destinations list!