Angola

Angola

Country profile

For intrepid travellers, Angola has it all: cascading waterfalls, tropical rainforests in the north, desert dunes, volcanic gorges and stretches of beach. After years of unrest, Angola is coming out the other side and is a welcoming destination for tourists. Infrastructure may be basic, but the country rewards adventurous types handsomely in natural wonders.

Angola

KEY INFORMATION
Capital: Luanda
Visa requirements: Required; tourists must complete a Visa Application Form prior to travel
Time zone: GMT + 1
Language: Portuguese
Currency: Kwanza
Population: 29.78 million
Electricity: 220V and 50Hz

Tipping policy: Tipping isn’t that common except for on tours, where you should tip the guide around ten per cent of the total and the driver around five per cent. If you had good service in a restaurant and wish to leave a tip, around ten per cent is fine  

AIRPORTS AND FLYING TIME FROM THE UK 

Indirect flights (one stop) to Luanda (average travel time: 20h): Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London City, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Manchester, Newcastle

TOP FIVE ATTRACTIONS
Kissama National Park
Viewpoint of the Moon
Mussulo for surfing
Namib desert
Kalandula Waterfalls

MAJOR EVENTS
Lubango Festival
Muxima Pilgrimage
Sumbe Music Festival
Angola Carnival
Luanda Island Feast

FCO TRAVEL ADVICE
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advises against all but essential travel to the provinces of Cabinda (but not including Cabinda city) and within 1km of the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo in Lunda Norte province, except at official border crossings and their access roads. Visit gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/angola for the latest travel advice.

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