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ANGOLA BY CAR

Start: Luanda (21 days and 20 nights)

Discover the richness of Angola through an extensive road journey that unveils its most captivating destinations. Commence in the north with the historic M’Banza Congo, delving into the past. Witness the grandeur of Kalandula Falls and explore the Huambo region, a testament to Angola’s recent history.

Engage with the diverse tribes, stepping into a bygone era to admire the fascinating rock drawings and cave paintings. Journey southwards to explore the coastal regions, providing a profound understanding of the country’s culture, history, and landscapes. This road trip promises an immersive experience, connecting you with Angola’s vibrant tapestry of stories and scenic wonders.

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ANGOLA BY TRAIN

Start: Luanda (15 days and 14 nights)

Discover Angola via train, immersing yourself in the distinctive charm of daily life. Engage with locals and delve into the historically rich Kuito region, unfolding Angola’s decades-long narrative of resilience and transformation.

This immersive journey offers a unique perspective, seamlessly blending visually diverse impressions with profound historical insights. Witness the resilient spirit of a nation through the lens of its railway, connecting you to the heart of Angola’s culture and heritage. As you traverse this remarkable landscape, you’ll be captivated by the tales etched into the region’s fabric, creating an unforgettable tapestry of experiences that transcend the ordinary.

ANGOLA NORTH TO SOUTH

Start: Luanda (14 days and 13 nights)

Start a captivating journey through Angola, traversing from the north to the south and back. Begin your adventure southward, starting from the vibrant capital. Discover the awe-inspiring Sassa Caves, explore the charming towns of Lobito, Benguela, Lubango, Huambo, and Luena. Engage with the diverse tribes of the southern regions, delving into their unique cultures.

Immerse yourself in the lush landscapes of the Malanje region, where breathtaking waterfalls await amidst vibrant greenery. This odyssey promises a firsthand encounter with Angola’s rich tapestry of landscapes, cultures, and natural wonders, leaving you with indelible impressions of this diverse and captivating country.

CABINDA

Start: Luanda (2 days and 1 night)

Discover the allure of Cabinda, a captivating region in Angola that beckons with excitement. Rich in biodiversity, enveloped by dense rainforests, and steeped in extraordinary culture, Cabinda promises a multifaceted adventure. Beyond its natural splendors, the region is endowed with a wealth of mineral resources, adding another layer of fascination.

Explore the vibrant tapestry of life within the deep rainforest, immerse yourself in the unique local culture, and appreciate the economic significance of Cabinda’s mineral treasures. This region offers a compelling blend of nature, culture, and resources, making it a must-see destination for those seeking an enriching and diverse travel experience.

CUANDO CUBANGO

Start: Menongue (5 days and 4 night)

Embark on Menongue’s charm with a city tour, immersing in its resilient history shaped by wartime struggles. Visit landmarks like the Menongue train station, reflecting on the city’s poignant past. Head to Missombo, once a colonial-era prison, before returning to Menongue for a cultural experience, including the UNESCO-listed Memorial 23 de March.

Continue to Mavinga, boasting the enchanting Mavinga National Park, and explore the history at UNITA founder Dr. Jonas Malheiro Savimbi’s former residence. Conclude your journey in Cuito Cuanavale, discovering the Cuchi River’s path, exploring the war history at the Cuito Cuanavale memorial, and savoring moments of tranquility in this historically charged region.

HUAMBO AND BIÉ

Start: Huambo (10 days and 9 night)

Discover the hidden gems of Central Angola, a region largely untouched by tourists.

In Uaco Congo, encounter the majestic hippos up close, immersing yourself in the authentic essence of African wildlife. The famed coffee plantations in this area reveal remnants of pre-war Angola, providing a glimpse into its storied past. These landscapes, once battlegrounds during the Angolan civil war, now stand as poignant reminders of history, offering a rich tapestry of experiences.

Uncover the tales woven into the very fabric of these regions, where history and nature converge to create a compelling narrative for those seeking an off-the-beaten-path adventure.

LOBITO AND BENGUELA

Start: Luanda (8 days and 7 night)

Embark on a captivating journey through Angola’s coastal treasures, Lobito and Benguela. Immerse yourself in Lobito’s rich history, exploring iconic landmarks like the Lobito Railway Station and Praia Morena.

Discover natural wonders with a morning trip to the Catumbela Estuary and a visit to the Lobito Museum. Enjoy a mesmerizing sunset at Ponte Acaba Mundo. Tour Lobito, explore Fort São Pedro in Benguela, and visit local markets.

Experience a unique train journey from Lobito to Benguela. Delve into Benguela’s cultural and historical gems, with market visits, beach relaxation, and culinary exploration, including the famous Benguela beaches.

LOBITO, BENGUELA & HUAMBO

Start: Lobito (10 days and 9 nights)

Discover the diverse wonders of Angola as you explore Lobito, Benguela, and Huambo provinces. Lobito, a coastal gem, beckons with pristine beaches and a historic railway, offering a perfect blend of relaxation and cultural immersion. Venture to Benguela, where vibrant markets, colonial architecture, and a lively atmosphere await.

Immerse yourself in the rich history and warm hospitality of Huambo province, known for its captivating landscapes and traditional festivals. From the tranquil shores of Lobito to the bustling streets of Benguela and the cultural heart of Huambo, these provinces promise a unique and unforgettable journey into the heart of Angola’s beauty and charm.

M'BANZA CONGO

Start: Luanda (2 days and 1 night)

Explore Angola’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, retracing the path of ancient African kings. The 13th-century city beckons with its rich archaeological sites, offering a glimpse into a storied past. Venture beyond the beaten path to northern Angola, a region yet to fully embrace tourism. Immerse yourself in the unspoiled beauty of nature, where the N’zau Evua caves await exploration. Delve into the provincial charm of Nzeto for an authentic encounter with rural Angola.

 
This off-the-beaten-track journey promises a blend of historical intrigue and unexplored landscapes, making it an enriching experience for those seeking the road less traveled.
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BAIA DOS TIGRES

Start: Moçâmedes (2/3 days and 1/2 nights)

Welcome to Ilha dos Tigres, a captivating destination with a unique history frozen in time. Begin your journey in Moçâmedes, venturing 20 miles off Angola’s southern coast to this remote island in the Namib Desert.
 
Despite its name, there are no tigers – it’s a metaphorical nod to the island’s striped sand. Explore the abandoned town of São Martinho dos Tigres, witness the desolate beauty, and embark on a thrilling 2-3 day expedition. This adventures tour is a once in a lifetime experience, discover the ghost town, its abandoned cathedral, and create unforgettable memories under the starlit Angolan sky.

LUANDA SIGHTSEEING

Start: Luanda (1 day)

Get to know all the major attractions of the city. On this day trip culture and history are united.

Discover the Marginal, the monument of Augustino Neto, the Parliament and many more attractions.

Angola’s rich history reflects multifaceted in architecture, as well as in people.

LUANDA'S LOCAL NEIGBORHOODS

Start: Luanda (4 hours)

Explore the heart of Luanda on our immersive tour, stepping away from typical tourist spots to engage with locals and uncover hidden gems. With expert guides facilitating cultural exchanges and a focus on authentic experiences, savor local street food and discover the vibrant, lesser-known side of the city.

LUANDA STREET ART

Start: Luanda (4 hours)

Like everywhere else in the world, there is a young and growing street art scene in Luanda.

Get to know the city from a completely different perspective and immerse yourself in the colourful images of the city that reflect the everyday lives of its inhabitants.

SHIPWRECK BEACH

Start: Luanda (1 day)

Probably the most famous and largest ship on the beach of 70 m in length is the former oil tanker “Karl Marx”. The oldest ships are from the 1960s.

The ships graveyard offers an impressive photo scenery paired with a kilometer-long, fine sandy beach. The perfect combination of recreation and adventure.

MUXIMA

Start: Luanda (1 day)

Muxima means “heart” in Kimbundu and is also the name of the main place of pilgrimage of Angola. The Mary’s church is visited annually by pilgrims from all over the world.

Get to know the lively life around the sanctuary, discover the small market and look forward to explore the Rio Kwanza by boat.

MASSANGANO

Start: Luanda (1 day)

Massangano is a small town about 190 km from Luanda, which is mainly known for its 16th century fortress.

A place with a deep and turbulent history, with famous battles and the scene of the international slave trade.

The fortress is a listed monument and has applied for UNESCO World Heritage status.

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