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Angola is an incredibly diverse country. From the vast deserts in the south, which eventually meet the Atlantic Ocean, to the forested enclave of Cabinda. The lush green of Malanje Province, in which the Kalandula Falls are embedded, to the still barely developed part of the Okavango Delta in Cuando and Cubango. Meet the nomadic tribes, enjoy freshly caught fish on the beach or hike up the Pedras Negras de Pungo Andongo. This unspoiltness and lack of tourism makes Angola a true hidden gem when it comes to travel.

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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 AND 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.

HUILA AND CUNENE

Start: Lubango (13 days and 12 nights)

Explore the vibrant city of Lubango, where our journey begins. Delve into the heart of Lubango with visits to landmarks like Fenda da Tunda Vala and the beautiful Nossa Sra. Do Monte chapel. Hike through Fenda do Bimbi, revealing the town’s natural beauty. The adventure continues to Bicuar National Park, home to elephants, giraffes, and more. Experience the unique Mumuila village and camp among the locals. Travel through Chomipapa to meet the Gambue tribe, then proceed to Humbe for a glimpse into the Humbi tribe’s traditions.
 
Discover Ruacana Falls, Oncocua’s timeless charm, and the enchanting Monte Negro falls (Epupa Falls) before concluding our unforgettable journey in Lubango.

KALANDULA FALLS

Start: Luanda (2 days and 1 night)

Go on a quest for the rainbow as you explore the breathtaking Calandula Falls, a must-see for any traveler in Angola.

Marvel at the majestic waterfalls and immerse yourself in the splendor of nature. Your journey also includes the awe-inspiring Pedras Negras, steeped in legendary history, adding an extra layer of fascination to your tour.

Discover the captivating allure of Ndalatando and Malanje, completing a trilogy of wonders that showcase the diverse and enchanting landscapes of Angola. Embrace the adventure and be captivated by the rich tapestry of natural and historical marvels on this extraordinary exploration.

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.

NAMIBE

Start: Namibe (9-15 days and 8-14 night)

Namibe Province in Angola, a coastal haven, enchants visitors with diverse landscapes and a rich cultural heritage. Highlighted by pristine beaches like Praia do Soba and Baía dos Tigres, Namibe offers a serene retreat. Explore Namibe city’s vibrant markets and historical sites for a deeper immersion into local culture. The Tombua desert adds a fascinating contrast, while seaside eateries provide a taste of fresh seafood amid Angolan hospitality.

Baia dos Tigres, an abandoned island engulfed by Namib Desert sands, stands as a haunting testament to nature’s relentless forces.

Foz do Rio Cunene, where the river meets the Atlantic, showcases Angola’s southwest charm and biodiversity, inviting visitors to revel in its beauty.

SASSA CAVES

Start: Luanda (2 days and 1 night)

Welcome to the mesmerizing Sassa Caves in Angola! Nestled within the lush landscapes, these ancient caves offer an enchanting journey into the heart of nature’s wonders. Carved by centuries of geological evolution, the Sassa Caves boast stunning stalactite formations that captivate the adventurous spirit. As you explore the dimly lit chambers, be prepared to be awe-struck by the play of shadows and light, creating a surreal atmosphere.
 
The caves also hold cultural significance, with local legends and myths adding a layer of mystique to your visit. Uncover the secrets of Angola’s subterranean beauty at Sassa Caves – a truly spellbinding experience for intrepid travelers.

THE SOUTH

Start: Lubango  (8 days, 7 nights)

Embark on an extraordinary journey through the captivating landscapes of southern Angola, encompassing Namibe, Huila, and Cunene provinces. Encounter diverse ethnic tribes such as Mumuhuila/Mwila, Mudimba and Mutua, Mucubal, Himbas, and Tjimbas, each contributing to the rich cultural tapestry.

Explore the charming village of Chibia, witness the serene Kuroca, and marvel at the Nossa Sra. Do Monte chapel and the iconic Cristo Rei figure.
Admire the breathtaking Serra da Leba, the untamed beauty of Iona National Park, the dramatic Fenda da Tundavala, and the awe-inspiring Cascata da Huila. Discover the resilient Welwitschia Mirabilis, the enchanting Namibe Desert, and numerous hidden gems, all in one unforgettable journey.

TRIBES OF ANGOLA

Start: Luanda (11 days and 10 night)

Join on a cultural odyssey in Angola, where ancient traditions thrive amid the vibrant diversity of tribes. Immerse yourself in the captivating rituals and customs, each tribe boasting its unique identity and rich history.

Interact with the locals and explore the breathtaking landscapes that serve as the backdrop for these diverse communities. A visit to the Angolan tribes guarantees an enriching experience, providing insight into the world of traditional life. Discover the warmth of hospitality, witness age-old practices, and be enveloped by the rich tapestry of Angola’s cultural heritage. It’s a journey that transcends time, offering a profound connection to the roots of this captivating nation.

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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.
Where the sea meets the Atlantic Ocean,

FOZ DO RIO CUNENE

Start: Moçâmedes (2 days and 1 night)

Embark on an unforgettable adventure exploring Foz do Rio Cunene. Journey through IONA National Park, marveling at vast desert landscapes stretching into Namibia.
 
Keep watch for mesmerizing desert beauty and striking dunes. Our rustic tent accommodation under the stars promises an immersive experience. After an early Foz breakfast, explore the surroundings before heading to Namibe, visiting the lion’s den en route. Join us for a journey filled with natural wonders, cultural experiences, and the untamed beauty of Foz do Rio Cunene, creating lasting memories of Angola’s diverse landscapes and rich heritage.

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