Angola

ANGOLA TRAVEL GUIDE

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"Little Latin America" is one way of describing Angola. Angolans are known for their love of music and dance, which is evident in their everyday lives. It's been a slow process to get Angola back to its feet - Angola may not be the most developed of nations, scarred as it is, by the years of strife and it would require someone with a sense of adventure to venture forth here, but once there you will encounter friendly locals and witness a country trying to get a second lease of life.

 

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ANGOLA QUICK FACTS

  • Capital: Luanda

  • Currency: kwanza (AOA)

  • Area: 1,246,700 km²

  • Population: 30,81 million (2018)

  • Language: Portuguese (official), Bantu and other African languages

  • Religion: Indigenous beliefs 47%, Roman Catholic 38%, Protestant 15% (1998 est.)

 

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ANGOLA PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

  • 4 January, Colonial Repression Martyrs’ Day

  • 4 February, Liberation Movement Day

  • 8 March, International Women’s Day

  • 4 April, Peace and Reconciliation Day

  • 1 May, Labor Day

  • 25 May, Africa Day

  • 1 June, International Children’s Day

  • 17 September, National Heroes Day

  • 1 November, All Soul’s Day

  • 11 November, Independence Day

Also, Good Friday, Easter, and Easter Monday.

FESTIVALS IN ANGOLA

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ANGOLA WEATHER SYNOPSIS

Angola’s rainy season lasts from October-May and is characterised as hot and humid. The Inter-tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) controls rainfall as it moves between the equator and tropics, bringing rainfall to Angola as it migrates southward from the equator in October. The rains coincide with the warmest months of the year with average temperatures ranging from 22-23°C. The dry season, known as “Cacimbo,” occurs from June-September and is the coolest time of the year, with average temperatures between 18-20°C. Total rainfall decreases as you move from north to south and from east to west in Angola, with northeastern Angola receiving the most amount of rain. Located along the Atlantic Ocean, much of Angola's climate is tied to sea surface temperatures and variations in the Benguela Cold Current.

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ANGOLA TOURIST SEASONS

Most destinations have different times of the year when they’re more or less popular with tourists. 

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SPORT & ACTIVITIES

SNOW SPORT IN ANGOLA

HIKING & CYCLING IN ANGOLA

You can enjoy a guided outdoor expedition in Angola during the dry season, from July to October.

BEACH OPTIONS IN ANGOLA

SURFING IN ANGOLA

Angola offers good surfing conditions from June to October. Consider opting for a guided surf safari which will take you to the best waves near Cabo Ledo.

KITESURF IN ANGOLA

It is possible to wind and kitesurfing on Mussulo Lagoon in Angola from October to April, although it's not particularly a kitesurfing destination and it's not really suited to beginners.

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HEALTH RISKS IN ANGOLA

Be aware of possible health risks in 

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Yellow fever - The yellow fever virus is found in tropical and subtropical areas of Africa and South America. The virus is spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito. There is no medicine to treat or cure an infection. To prevent getting sick from yellow fever, use insect repellent, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants, and get vaccinated.

Zika Virus - Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. Zika can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Infection during pregnancy can cause certain birth defects. There is no vaccine or medicine for Zika.

Malaria - Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease caused by a parasite that commonly infects a certain type of mosquito which feeds on humans. People who get malaria are typically very sick with high fevers, shaking chills, and flu-like illness. Although malaria can be a deadly disease, illness and death from malaria can usually be prevented.

Dengue - Dengue is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. About one in four people infected with dengue will get sick. For people who get sick with dengue, symptoms can be mild or severe.

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