Spread over a territory of 481.354 mi2, Angola is home to abundant wild and marine life, exuberant flora, as well as kind and cheerful people, all of which make this country a blessed land that gladly welcomes all those looking to rest, work, visit, get treated in medicinal waters or behold unique locations and dreamy landscapes amid unforgettable lands.
Angola also has 1,025 miles of coastline with surprisingly warm waters and fine white sand beaches that stretch beyond the eye, and its marine flora is among the most diversified on the African continent. Angola offers a never-ending string of enjoyable and special moments spent in a tropical to subtropical climate, which, with average temperatures of 81ºF, is perfect for the practice of nautical sports. Along their paths, the mighty rivers of Angola coil into a spectacular landscape of cascades, rapids, waterfalls and sinuous waterways, visited by various bird species and shaded by the vast typical flora of those areas, such as the virgin and luxuriant rainforests, the savannahs, etc.
Angola set up dozens of protected areas, namely, national parks, partial reserves such as Kissama and hunting reserves. Here, the beauty of greenery meets the charms of the wild animal kingdom, which only the African climate and landscape can conceive – from the chirping of birds to the roaring of lions and the noises of herds of zebras, elephants and antelopes; the leaps of cheetahs and leopards, the slithering reptiles, and the sight of crocodiles napping and hippos bathing. The giant Sable Antelope is the Angolan symbol chosen as logo of the national airline company, and it is also printed on some of the national currency notes.
The historical monuments bear witness to the secular past of Angola, and its rupestral art from the Neolithic period is visible in the caverns of Tchitundo–Hulu, in the province of Namibe. Here also, you can experience the contrast between the proximity to the sea and the vastness of the desert with its unexpected flower, the Welwitchia Mirabilis. The medicinal waters of Waco Kungo and the stalagmites of the Sumbe caves are certainly worthy of a calm, organised and appealing visit. The hustle-bustle of the capital, Luanda, and the recent business boom have awakened the rest of the world, infusing with life its comfortable hotels, beaches, and seaside as well as city restaurants, all with exquisite service and menus.
Nightlife is known for groovy rhythms and extravagant locations, as well as outdoor spaces and clubs. From many places in the city, it is possible to admire the bay of Luanda, the glimmer of dawn and the sunset, all of which have been the inspiration of much poetry and prose. But it is the people of Angola that make up its greatest beauty. They go through life with generosity, joy and spontaneity and convey this sense of well-being to all those who visit their country. Angola is a tourist destination in full bloom, with much more to offer.