Angola Africa is located on the western coast of the continent and was wracked by civil war for almost 30 years until 2002. As such, much of its infrastructure was destroyed and is just now being rebuilt, though rusting tanks and helicopters can still be found. Tourism is beginning to make a comeback and the country's national parks have been getting more attention because of it.
In addition to the wildlife, the people have their own draw. Many trip reports speak of the friendly people and tribes such as the Himba, which have managed to keep their culture throughout Angola's tumultuous history. Transportation around the country is evidently an issue, so some research before going as well as knowing where you'll sleep each night. Desert treks also seem to be a popular diversion.
The capital of Angola is Luanda, a city of 5 million people which is being rebuilt after the civil war. The city is going through a huge transformation as the government struggles to repair damage left over from the war and house its citizens. There is a regional airport located in the city with an international airport currently under construction (2011).
Language(s): Portuguese, Kikongo, Chokwe, Umbundu, Kimbundu
Currency: Kwanza (AOA)
Electricy Voltage: 220V
Calling Code: 244
Popular Travel Destinations:
- Cameia National Park
- Cangandala National Park
- Iona National Park
Official Website: http://www.angola.org/
*Note* - Some of the graphics on this page were taken from the CIA World Factbook which contains a wealth of information on every country in the world. I highly recommend it.