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What to see in Angola!

Updated on April 22, 2010



Explore the capital, Luanda. The main places to visit are the fortress (containing the Museum of Armed Forces) and the National Museum of Anthropology.Enjoy the bay that Luanda is built around - the Ilhabeaches are five minutes from the centre of the city.

Go fishing at Santiago beach, 45km (28 miles) north of Luanda.

Partake in some watersports on the Mussolo Peninsula.

Stay in a bungalow in the middle of Kissama NationalPark70km (45 miles) south of Luanda. The park is home to a great variety of wild animals, including the rare black palanca antelope which can only be found in Angola.

See the cultural delights within the Humbi-Humbi art gallery in Luanda.

Gain a historical insight at the Museum of Slavery, 25km (16 miles) along the coast from Luanda.

Witness the impressive spectacle of the Calandula Waterfalls, located in the Malanje area. The views are particularly mighty at the end of the rainy season.

See the many coastal forts, including the famous Fort Sao Miguel, built in 1789 to serve as a slave depot and residence for the Portuguese community.

See the magnificent scenery of Palmeirinhas, a long, deserted beach approximately 45km (28 miles) south of Luanda. Visitors should note that bathing here is hazardous.



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    • Jscott10 profile image

      Jscott10 7 years ago from New York

      Thank you!

    • kaja_mel profile image

      kaja_mel 7 years ago from Saraland, AL

      Facinating article,

      I've never really thought much about this country,but you have sparked my interest. Thanks.