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Things To See And Enjoy In Angola

In our new Globe Trotter series, Viral Travel reviews all the best places to see, eat and stay at in every country of the world!

This week we visit: Angola


One of Africa’s major oil producers, Angola, is also one of the world’s poorest countries. It is still striving to battle the physical, social and political legacy of a 27-year civil war that ruined the country after independence.

However, there’s plenty to see and enjoy.

Check some of these things out:

Calandula Waterfalls

The impressive spectacle of the Calandula Waterfalls, located in the Malanje area, will astound you. The views are particularly potent at the end of a rainy season.

Coastal Forts

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

Humbi-Humbi Art Gallery

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

Ilha Beaches

Enjoy the bay that Luanda is built around. The Ilha beaches are only five minutes away from the centre.

Kissama National Park

Stay in a bungalow in the middle of Kissama National Park, 70km (45 miles) south of Luanda. The park is home to a great variety of wild animals, including the rare black palanca antelope, which only lives in Angola.


Explore the capital. The main reasons to visit are the fortress (and the Museum of Armed Forces) and the National Museum of Anthropology.

Museum Of Slavery

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


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

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