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What Clients Frequently Ask

Angola is still an undiscovered travel destination, which leads to many questions.

Contact us by phone or e-mail. You can reach the office via (+244) 921 289 395, by cell phone via (+244) 949 613 990 and also via WhatsApp, LINE, WeChat, Viber and Telegram.

You can visit us Monday to Friday from 08.00 AM - 17.00 PM in our office in Luanda.

Pure and Authentic Tourism Lda
Avenida 21 de Janeiro
N° 14, s.e.q. 3, 1° piso, loja 1
Bairro Morro Bento
Distrito urbano da Samba
Luanda - Angola

If you would like a comprehensive consultation, please make an appointment in advance so that we can devote our full attention to you, prepare for you and use the time you give us as effectively as possible.

That depends on your type of trip.

Group tours and individual tours should be requested at least 8 weeks before departure.

For standard tours, you should book at least 4 weeks before arrival.

Driving services should be booked 1 week before arrival.

Day tours and pick-up services should be booked at least 48 hours in advance.

We cannot guarantee processing of requests made at less than 24 hours' notice. Please inquire as far in advance as possible in order to get your desired travel times. We only have a certain capacity and can only accommodate a certain number of guests at any one time.

Since October 1, 2023, tourists from over 90 countries have been able to enter the Republic of Angola for tourism purposes and private visits without a visa and stay there for 30 days without a visa. This is limited to a total of 90 days per year. Only a valid passport is required upon entry.

Please check with the official authorities whether your country of origin is also eligible.

Angola has made significant strides in improving its safety and security situation, particularly since the end of its civil war in 2002. Angola sounts to one of the stabil countries in the region. While the overall safety conditions have improved, it is important for tourists, like elswhere, to exercise caution and stay informed about the latest developments.

It is advisable to check the current travel advisories from official government sources before going on a trip to Angola. Additionally, practicing common travel safety measures such as avoiding isolated areas, staying vigilant in crowded places, and securing belongings is recommended.

By staying informed and taking necessary precautions, tourists can explore Angola's rich cultural heritage, diverse landscapes, and vibrant cities with a greater sense of security.

However, it is crucial to stay updated on the latest information and adhere to any local guidelines or recommendations for a safe and enjoyable travel experience.

It's essential to note that Cabinda's security situation may differ from the rest of Angola, and travelers should exercise prudence and conduct thorough research before planning a trip to this region. We always update ourselfes about that region and will inform you if it's not advisable to travel to Cabinda.

When you book a trip with us, a guide or the support of our staff is available to you 24/7. They are informed about current developments and will also act in accordance with the current situation. If current developments in the country prevent you from traveling or certain areas of the country are not accessible, we will inform you.

The best time to travel to Angola largely depends on the specific region you plan to visit and the type of experience you're seeking. Angola has a tropical climate with distinct wet and dry seasons. Here are some general considerations:

  1. Dry Season (May to October): This is generally considered the best time to visit Angola. During these months, the weather is drier and more comfortable for travel. The dry season is particularly suitable for wildlife safaris, exploring national parks, and enjoying outdoor activities.

  2. Rainy Season (November to April): This period is characterized by heavy rains and higher humidity. While the lush landscapes can be appealing, the rainy season may also bring challenges such as flooding and difficult travel conditions, especially in more remote areas.

  3. Festivals and Events: Consider planning your visit around cultural festivals or events. Angola hosts various festivals throughout the year, offering a unique opportunity to experience the local culture.

  4. Coastal Areas: Coastal regions, such as Luanda, experience a more temperate climate compared to inland areas. The coastal areas can be visited year-round, but the dry season may be more comfortable for outdoor activities.

Before planning your trip, it's advisable to check specific weather conditions for the regions you plan to visit and to keep in mind that conditions can vary across the country due to its diverse geography. Additionally, consider any travel restrictions, safety concerns, or events that might impact your plans, and check for the latest travel advisories from official sources.

However, the last two years have shown in practice that the rainy and dry periods shift and that there are always very heavy rainfalls with regional flooding. It is therefore more difficult to predict when the ideal time to travel to Angola is.

The number of female adventurers traveling alone is growing worldwide and lesser-known destinations such as Angola are becoming increasingly attractive for women traveling alone. As a company co-founded and run by a woman, we are travelers ourselves and are particularly sensitive to this issue and know the importance of trustworthy staff, especially if you are traveling in a country without tourist structures and language skills and are traveling to very remote places. We train our guides specifically on this topic and make them aware of the importance of enabling them to have a safe journey. Our statistics definitely prove that we are on the right track with our way of working and that more and more women traveling alone or groups of women are visiting us. In Angola, women are equal in society and older women are often the heads of families and enjoy high social status. Revealing clothing is generally not a problem, but clothing that is too short or open is viewed more critically in rural areas. Because of the climatic conditions, we also recommend choosing slightly longer and looser clothing, especially trousers. If you visit authorities or public institutions, it is also advisable to dress more discreetly, as you can be refused entry to authorities and banks if you wear open shoulders, flip flops or trousers that are too short. However, as you as a traveler know, it is always advisable to adhere to general safety measures and travel with common sense. Women's hygiene products are available in large supermarket chains, but the range is often limited and the preferred products are therefore not available. If you have any further questions on this topic, please feel free to contact us.

Travelers to Angola should be aware of the healthcare landscape in the country. While major cities like Luanda have private healthcare facilities that offer a higher standard of care, the overall healthcare system in Angola faces challenges, including shortages of medical personnel and equipment. Access to medical services may be limited in rural areas, and visitors should be prepared for potential language barriers, as English proficiency may vary. Health risks such as malaria and yellow fever exist, so travelers are strongly advised to take appropriate vaccinations and preventive measures. It is essential to carry comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical emergencies, evacuation, and repatriation, as upfront payment for medical services may be required. Before traveling, consult with healthcare professionals, stay informed about the latest health advisories, and ensure that you have a basic medical kit and any necessary medications. Travelers should exercise caution, prioritize their health and safety, and plan accordingly for any medical needs that may arise during their visit to Angola.

There are no restrictions regarding covid-19 at the moment. Test results are no longer required for entry and tests will no longer be carried out upon arrival.

Please check the current regulations with the official authorities before traveling.

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The number of female adventurers traveling alone is growing worldwide and lesser-known destinations such as Angola are becoming increasingly attractive for women traveling alone. As a company co-founded and run by a woman, we are travelers ourselves and are particularly sensitive to this issue and know the importance of trustworthy staff, especially if you are traveling in a country without tourist structures and language skills and are traveling to very remote places. We train our team specifically on this topic and make them aware of the importance of enabling you a safe journey. Our statistics definitely prove that we are on the right track with our way of working and that more and more women traveling alone or groups of women are visiting us. In Angola, women are equal in society and older women are often the heads of families and enjoy high social status. Revealing clothing is generally not a problem, but clothing that is too short or open is viewed more critically in rural areas. Because of the climatic conditions, we also recommend choosing slightly longer and looser clothing, especially trousers. If you visit authorities or public institutions, it is also advisable to dress more discreetly, as you can be refused entry to authorities and banks if you wear open shoulders, flip flops or trousers that are too short. However, as you as a traveler know, it is always advisable to adhere to general safety measures and travel with common sense.  If you have any further questions on this topic, please feel free to contact us.

Angolans are generally very child-friendly and hospitable towards families. Children enjoy a high status in Angolan society and special attention is paid to them, just like to older people. This makes Angola an adventurous but also absolutely worthwhile travel destination. We have various sizes of child seats from European manufacturers and in accordance with international safety standards, which we provide to your family free of charge for your trip, subject to availability. We maintain good contacts with pediatricians in the capital who have western medical standards and international training. We ourselves are a German-Angolan family-run company and therefore have extensive knowledge about traveling with children in Angola and are aware that traveling with children involves more time, more stops and additional safety precautions. We are happy to plan your family trip with you to meet your exact needs.

Angola has taken steps towards LGBTQ+ rights and inclusivity, marking progress in comparison to previous years. In 2019, Angola decriminalized homosexuality, signaling a positive shift in the legal landscape. The country has also shown a willingness to address issues related to discrimination and promote greater acceptance of LGBTQ+ individuals.

However, societal attitudes can vary, and there may still be conservative or traditional views in some communities. It's essential to recognize that the acceptance of LGBTQ+ individuals may not be uniform across the entire country.

There is a slowly growing LGBTQ+ scene in the capital.

Angola, like many countries, has a diet that traditionally includes a significant amount of meat, particularly fish and various types of meat stews. While vegetarian and vegan options may not be as widely available as in some Western countries, there has been an increase in awareness of dietary preferences, and larger cities may offer more options for those following vegetarian or vegan diets.

In urban centers like Luanda, you may find restaurants and cafes that cater to diverse dietary needs, including vegetarian and vegan choices. However, in more rural or remote areas, the options may be limited, and it's advisable to communicate your dietary preferences clearly.

However, clear communication has not always proved effective in the past. The nutritional concept of vegetarians and vegans is met with incomprehension, especially in the more rural areas, and is difficult to explain to the local population. Guests must expect that they will only be offered fruit or unprocessed vegetables in this case, as people are not used to preparing dishes based on these concepts.

Disclaimer: Please note that Pure & Authentic Tourism Lda accepts no liability for the accuracy of the information provided. Please contact the official authorities for additional information.

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Bairro Morro Bento

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