Unravelled Angola is ready to welcome you
By Carlton Leisure -
With immaculate natural beauty, several geographical highlights, interesting culture and vast natural reserves in the forms of oil and diamond; Angola appeals leisure and business travellers alike. The country which was off-limits to travellers for almost three decades due to a civil war is now welcoming tourists. The country has made lots of improvements in infrastructure and security conditions in recent years. With its limited resources Angola is making herculean efforts to tap its tourism potentials. If you are also looking to fly to Angola to explore its tourism potentials here we suggest what to do during your Angola visit.
Luanda, the capital of Angola, sits beautifully on Atlantic coast. Its ocean side setting has blessed this city with some spectacular beaches that tourists may find interesting. The small sized city is overcrowded as a large population resides here. The traffic often gets clogged. But if you brave it you will find Luanda an interesting place where there is a lot to see, do and explore for the tourists. There are museums parks and art galleries that you will love exploring. National Museum of Natural History and National Museum of Anthropology are major museums where one can have a slice of natural history. National Museum of Slavery where slaves were kept before being deported to America is also worth visiting. Humbi-Humbi Art Gallery with its vast art collection is a good destination for art lovers. Augostinho Neto Mausoleum which is dedicated to Angolan president Augustinho Neto is a must visit attraction in the city. The country is also known for its great sporting culture and guests can see basketball, football and beach volley ball.
Parque Nacional da Kissama
Parque Nacional da Kissama is situated at a distance of 70km from the Angolan capital. The park which is rich in wildlife can be easily reached from the Angolan capital. Some of the major animals found in the park are elephants, water buffalo, indigenous palanca antelopes and small number of sea turtles. Opened in 1938 and updated to National Park status in 1957 the park also leads the wildlife regeneration efforts of the country.
Museu de Antropologia
Angola is home to several museums but Museu de Antropologia makes it mark with its various interesting offering Museu Central das Forças Armadas is housed in the Fortaleza de São Miguel a built by the Portuguese in 1576. The museum gives a commanding view of the city.
Spectacular Kalandula Falls are situated in the Municipality of Kalandula on Lucala River. The waterfalls are easily accessible from Luanda. The falls are 105m high and 400m wide and looks clearly even from a distance.
Apart from these the guests can go to visit other popular towns like Benguela, Huambo, Lobito, Lubango, Namibe and Kuito.