Capital City: Luanda
Angola is a country in Central Africa
. It is bordered by Nambia
in the south, Zambia
in the east and the Republic of the Congo
, as well as the Democratic Republic of the Congo
in the north. The country is rich in natural resources: It has large reserves of oil and diamonds, hydroelectric potential, and rich agricultural land. Despite this, Angola remains a very poor country, having been ravaged by a bloody civil war in the early 1970s.
Like the rest of tropical Africa, Angola experiences distinct, alternating rainy and dry seasons.
The coastal strip is tempered by the cool Benguela Current, resulting in a climate similar to coastal Peru
or Baja California. It is semiarid in the South and along the coast to Luanda
. There is a short rainy season lasting from February to April. Summers are hot and dry, while winters are mild. The northern part has a cool, dry season (May to October) and a hot, rainy season (November to April). In the interior, above 3,300 ft (1,006 m), the temperature and rainfall decrease. The interior highlands have a mild climate with a rainy season from November through April followed by a cool dry season from May to October.
The heaviest rainfall occurs in April, and is accompanied by violent storms. The far north and Cabinda enjoy rain throughout much of the year.
Regions ▪ Greater Luanda - The population centre of the country and home to the capital Luanda.
▪ Northern Angola - Northern area mostly bordering Democratic Republic of the Congo with significant areas of rainforest.
▪ Central Angola Highlands - A series of irregular, high escarpments which drop steeply to the Atlantic coast.
▪ SouthWest Angola - the most arid region of the country with savanna plains and the northern continuation of the Namibian desert.
▪ Southest Angola - Mostly savanna plains interesected by five great rivers.
▪ Cabinda - Northern exclave on the Atlantic ocean with a huge proportion of the nation's oil reserves and an active secessionist movement.
Cities ▪ Luanda - the capital of the country.
Other destinations ▪ Cangandala National Park
▪ Iona National Park
▪ Kissama National Park
▪ Mussulo Island is a beautiful extension of land situated in the south of Luanda. It is famous for its natural beauty. It is a place one has to visit, one of the most known tourist attractions in Luanda. There one can find everything, from fishermen to the most beautiful and modern restaurants. You can have your sun tan, hide below the shadows of coconut trees and palm trees, relax with peace of mind, have fun with diverse aquatic sports, find accommodations in paradisiac motels, and explore some of the typical food such as ‘pirão’, funge, and moamba.
▪ Luanda - the Mussulo island for clean tropical beaches and water sports, the Benfica Market for Kwanza River.
▪ Eco Tur Angola do various bespoke no tours Angola including Kissama with specialist game viewing vehicles.
▪ Benguela: Baia Azul for beautiful desert beaches. Art deco architecutre in Beguela. Lobito City for the Restinga Penisnula and ice cold draught Cuca beer, the Benguela Rail road, and fantastic scenery!
▪ Kwanza Sul - Cubal Canyon, Conde Hot springs and Cachoeiras / Binga Waterfalls, with the Cambambe Dam on River Kwanza. Waku Kungo plains has fantastic scenery!
▪ Malange - Kalandula Waterfalls and Pungo n'Dongo Black Stones.
▪ Huila - Serra de Leba, Tunbda Vala Gorge, Mumuila tribes people, fantastic scenery and much more!
▪ Namibe - Arco Lagoon, beaches and a desert, and Mucubais Tribes People.
▪ Huambo - City Tours, Alto Hama hot springs, and fantastic scenery.
▪ Cunene - Himba tribes people, Ruacana Falls, and fantastic scenery.