Quicama National Park

Diverse landscape

The Kissama National Park is located about 75 km south of Luanda. It stretches over almost 10,000 square meters and is probably the best known national park in Angola.

In the north and south it is bounded by the rivers Cuanza and Longa. The western border forms the Atlantic coast over a length of approx. 120 km. In the east, the park is bordered by high thickets.

The Kissama National Park is characterized by its diverse landscapes with impressive tree savannas, open grasslands, lush river meadows on the Cuanza and thickets to the beaches of the Atlantic coast.

As varied as the vegetation is, so rich is the biodiversity. In addition to elephants, giraffes, wildebeests, zebras, crocodiles, cheetahs, rhinos, hippos, sea turtles, various gazelles and monkeys species, there are also rarer species such as dwarf-buffalo.

Discover the flora and fauna

The nature park was founded in 1957. It was badly damaged during the civil war years. Most animal species in this region were almost eradicated or greatly minimized. In 2001, elephants from Botswana and South Africa were successfully resettled and have been steadily increasing their numbers ever since.

As a result, the animal population is recovering slowly. Please note that Kissama National Park is not a private animal reserve, as is often seen in Tanzania or South Africa. The animals live there free and go their own way. Therefore, sightings of individual species cannot be guaranteed.

Already the flora and fauna, as well as the access road from the bustling Luanda are worth the trip. Take a day off and experience the biodiversity of the country, not far from the capital.


Trip Details


8 - 10 hours

Group Size

From 2 People



Trip Type

Nature, Animals

Important to know

Landmarks and Places:

  • Miradouro da Lua
  • Quicama National Park
  • Boat ride on Rio Kwanza
  • Museu Nacional da Escravatura (Slavery museum)
  • Handicraft market



  • Snacks during drive
  • Lunch


Diverse landscape and biodiversity.


Excelente trip for photography enthusiasts.


Observe the Angolan wild animals.

Boat ride

Enjoy a short boat ride on the Rio Kwanza.

What to see

Pick-up at the hotel or pick-up point in Luanda at 6 a.m.

We drive about 1 1/2 hours to Kissama National Park in a private, air-conditioned car.

After the wildlife safari, we board a boat to explore the surroundings of Kissama Park and experience the terrain from a different perspective.

Then we visit Calumbo with its famous pilgrimage church. A short stop at the local market is also possible here before we will take our lunch in a tipical fish restaurant.

On the way back to Luanda we stop at the Miradouro da Lua before visiting the slavery museum and the nearby handicraft market where the well-known Angolan wooden figures and other handicrafts can be purchased. Then we drive back to your starting point in Luanda.


What Our Clients Say

Fantastic tour to Quissama National Park! João Garcia was available to organise the tour even though the request was at short notice. Our guide (Jose Lando) was attentive and professional. We will certainly use PA Tourism for new tours.

Vitor Lisboa

A truly 5 star experience. I highly recommend them. Wandy and Lando were absolutely amazing and we really enjoyed the tour of Kissama.

Saeed Gholhaki

Great safari and great guide! The views in the park we’re stunning, the river boat trip was awesome and the lunch was just finger licking good. Best fish I’ve ever had!

Cristina Cerbu

Professional and flexible service, good contact via email and whatsapp, nice english speaking guides. We booked a day tour to Kissama park and had a very nice and intresting day 🙂 Recommendations!


From the safari at the park to the boat ride by the river to the best lunch I’ve had in quite sometime to the perfect sunset by the beach to finish our day, Joao was the best guide we could have.

Júlia Sodré
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