ANGOLA CLIMBING FESTIVAL

CLIMBING IN ANGOLA

First ever Angola Climbing Festival in Serra da Leba

General info

Take part in the first Angola Climbing Festival in Serra da Leba, spanning nine days from August 16 to 25, 2024. The festival promises a diverse range of activities, including climbing, route development, slacklining, a bolting workshop, film screenings, and various other engaging events.

Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the cliffs of Serra da Leba, this event unfolds in a mesmerizing location perched on the edge of the Huila plateau, offering panoramic views of the Namibe plains. Open to climbers of all skill levels, the festival eagerly anticipates the participation of climbers hailing from different corners of the globe.

About the location

Serra da Leba, a captivating mountain range in Angola, is renowned for its dramatic landscapes and breathtaking vistas. Nestled on the edge of the Huila plateau, Serra da Leba offers a mesmerizing blend of rugged cliffs and panoramic views that stretch across the Namibe plains. The Huila plateau, characterized by its elevated terrain, serves as a majestic backdrop, contributing to the allure of this region.
 
Together, Serra da Leba and the Huila plateau form a stunning natural canvas, inviting awe and admiration from visitors who seek to experience the unique beauty and geographical splendor of Angola’s landscapes.
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Trip Details

Duration

9 Days, 8 Nights

Group Size

From 1 Person

Start

Lubango

Trip Type

Climbing, Nature, Adventure

Important to know

Sign ups are open from March 1st to July 31st. There are a limited number of tickets available, so we recommend signing up early. There is a waiting list available if sold out. If you need to cancel, there will be a refund of your ticket if you cancel before July 31st. After that, the refund will be 50% of your ticket price.

Landmarks and Places:

  • Serra da Leba
  • Huila plateau

 

Accommodation:

  •  Camping or Lodge

Climbing

A stunning and unique climbing spot.

Nature

Stunning views and unspoilt nature.

Unique experience

Take part in the first ever climbing event in Angola.

Full guided

24/7 support during the entire trip.

What to see

Embark on an adventure of a lifetime at the Angola Climbing Festival in the stunning Serra da Leba. Set against the backdrop of the Huila plateau, this unique experience promises an unforgettable blend of nature, adrenaline, and camaraderie.

For those seeking an immersive experience, camping facilities are available at the festival site, just a leisurely 5-minute walk from the climbing area. Enjoy the convenience of showers and toilets on-site, ensuring your comfort during this exhilarating event. Alternatively, if you prefer the comfort of a hotel, we recommend securing your stay in Lubango, a picturesque 45-minute drive away.

Angolan Augusts are characterized by dry weather, making rain unlikely. The Serra da Leba temperature ranges from 9 to 29°C (48 to 85°F), with cool nights, so pack accordingly. Shield yourself from the strong sun with sun protection, and bring a good sleeping bag and warm jacket for chilly nights. Don’t forget your climbing gear – helmet, harness, rope, quickdraws, and belay device. A 70m rope is recommended for the lengthy climbs, many of which are trad routes.

For enthusiasts interested in bolting, a workshop on the first day awaits, and we encourage bringing stainless steel (316) bolts. If you’re a beginner, fear not – a dedicated area with top ropes, borrowed shoes, and harnesses awaits you. Sign up for the second weekend (August 23-25) if you’re new to climbing.

Before you embark on this thrilling journey, remember that a yellow fever vaccine is mandatory, and malaria preventative medication is advisable. International medical insurance is strongly recommended due to the healthcare system’s reliability concerns.

Act fast, as early sign-ups are recommended, and a waiting list will be in place if we reach capacity. Refunds are available before July 31st, with a 50% refund policy afterward. Make the most of your journey to Angola – sign up now for an adventure that promises unparalleled thrills and breathtaking sights.

Climbing Safari

Seize the opportunity to explore beyond the festival by joining our climbing safari, exploring Sumbe, Conda, Pedras Negras, and more on our way back to Luanda. Secure your spot from March 1st to July 31st, with limited tickets available.

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