Destination Orientation

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Geographically the country

Angola, more than three times the size of California, extends for more than 1,000 mi (1,609 km) along the South Atlantic in southwest Africa. The Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of Congo are to the north and east, Zambia is to the east, and Namibia is to the south.

Angola, more than three times the size of California, extends for more than 1,000 mi (1,609 km) along the South Atlantic in southwest Africa. The Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of Congo are to the north and east, Zambia is to the east, and Namibia is to the south.

What to see

Southern coast of Angola

The province of Namibe (formerly Mo├žamedes) is located on the southern coast of Angola, being bounded on the north by Benguela province, on the east by Huila province, west by the Atlantic Ocean, south by the River Cunene and the Republic of Namibia. It has an area of approximately 57,091 km2 and an Atlantic sea border of about 480 km.

One of the most unique landscapes in Angola is the Valley of the Moon. It is also known as Miradouro da Lua or watchpoint. This peculiar tourist attraction is situated at the coast 40 kilometers south of Luanda, Angola.

Huge red deserts, traditional cultures, beautiful people along with a wealthy diversity of wildlife and over 40% of Namibia is under conservation management and many wildlife species have actually increased their numbers in recent years.

Namibe offers its visitors beautiful beaches and interesting areas to practice sports, including scuba diving. The most popular beaches are those of Mirages, Blue Beach, Amelia Beach, Flamingos Beach and Barriers Beach.

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Bentiaba-Namib

The chapeau Armado located in Namibe Province; from there we will follow our road until Namibe. Namibe, the port town of southern Angola, is known as one of the cleanest and best kept towns in the country. Namibe has a strong fishing community supplying much of the country with fresh and dried fish. Namibe harbor is lined with sandstone cliffs falling into the Atlantic.

The Bentiaba is a river in southern Angola. Its mouth is at the Atlantic Ocean near the commune of Bentiaba in Namibe Province. The riverbank has produced a number of Cretaceous fossils including mosasaurs. Bentiaba is also the name given to the Cretaceous bonebed.

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Ruacana - Namibe

Pipa Beach are run by foreigners who visited the town and decided to stay. Pipa, still small in area (expansion is limited by law, with the creation of Environmental Protected Areas around the village), has a high density of hotels, restaurants, bars and other tourism-oriented businesses.

The large influx of visitors and new dwellers was not matched by investments in infrastructure. Transit is slow, public sewage is not well established, prices are high and despite attempts of protection by law, the environment is threatened by the expansion. This is due to change as development laws have become even stricter due to the actions of environmentalists and various public works programs such as the construction of a ring road (on existing roads) to ease traffic congestion are going ahead.

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Cristo-Rei

You can drive south and visit the monument to "Cristo Rei" (Christ the King) where you can enjoy the view of the whole city. Humpata is the municipality which traditionally focuses on agriculture and cattle raising and here you can visit the local market where you will find examples of local produce.

Christ the King (Cristo Rei) is an extraordinary statue of Christ overlooking the city of Lubango. This brilliant white marble statue, that sits upon the escarpment that surrounds the town, is visible from everywhere in Lubango.

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Kalandula Waterfalls

The Kalundula falls, located 85 kilometers (52.8 miles) from the city of Malanje, north of Angola are an awe-inspiring sight. The 104 meter (344 feet) tall waterfalls, locally known as "Quedas de Calandula", are rated the 2nd largest waterfalls in Africa.

Tundavala Volcanic Fissure, is a spectacular viewpoint in the rim from the great escarpment of the Leba Hill, which creates a rather impressive view, encompassing a distance of tens of kilometers.

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Angola - Highlights

Many churches

Including Igreja de Santo Adriao, the Quipola Chapel ( in the area of Benfica ) and the Praia Amelia Chapel ( just two km from the city of Namibe ).


Iona National Park

Founded in 1964, it covers an area f 15,150 square km, and keeps numerous animals, including ostrich, black rhino, mountain zebra, meercat and guelengue.

Namib Desert

The desert is one of the main tourist attractions of the province, where you will find incomparable beauty in the sand dunes, as well as the ancient welwitchia mirabilis plants.

Prehistoric Paintings

The Tchitundu Hulu Paintings are one of the finest collections of prehistoric rock engravings and paintings in the world and the only attraction of this kind in Angola.


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  • Coastal Southern Angola
  • Beachcasting it is a popular form of fishing which is carried out all around the coast.
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  • Water fall
  • in Malanje the Calandula waterfalls are 105 metres high and their great width makes a breathtaking sight. Pedras Negras de Pungo Andongo are massive black rocks.
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  • The road snakes
  • a mountain and leads to Namibe, the province just north of Namibia. An impressive, white statue of Jesus Christ.