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    Tourists Guide To Luanda & General Information

    Luanda is the Capital City of Angola and is the Country’s largest City that has the third highest population of Portuguese speaking residents in the World. Luanda is situated on the Atlantic coastline, and the City has a very important Port.

    An Overview & Informative Guide To Luanda

    The City was founded in the 1570’s and is consistently being developed and reconstructed. The climate in Luanda is warm and dry, and a third of Angola’s population lives in this City. Nearly 3 million people call Luanda home.

    What You Need To Know About Luanda

    There are a few important things to take note of when travelling to Luanda.

    When Is The Best Time To Visit Luanda?

    Luanda is best visited in the cooler winter months between April and September.

    Do I Need A Visa To Visit Luanda?

    A Visa is required to visit the Capital City of Angola, Luanda.

    What Should I Pack To Visit Luanda?

    Depending on what time of year you are travelling to Luanda will influence what you need to pack. Generally summer clothes, something warmer for early mornings and evenings; sunscreen, forms of identification and a camera should be taken with.

    Do I Need Vaccinations To Visit Luanda?

    When entering the Country of Angola, you must have all your vaccinations up to date and should have been vaccinated against Yellow Fever. You should make sure by asking your Travel Agent a few months prior to your visit.

    Transport & How To Get Around Luanda?

    Quatro de Fevereiro is Luanda’s main airport and the largest in Angola. Plans and development are still underway for developing a new airport. It is best to have your own vehicle or arrange a form of transport/rental car from your booking or travel agent when visiting Luanda.

    Attractions and Places to Visit In Luanda

    Luanda, formerly named São Paulo da Assunção de Loanda, is the capital city of Angola, and the country's most populous and important city, primary port and major industrial, cultural and urban centre. It is located on the coast of Angola with the Atlantic Ocean. Only gaining independence in 1974, it is the world's third most populous Portuguese-speaking city. Thus it has a very continental, warm and inviting ambiance.

    With forts, churches and many religious monuments prominent throughout Luanda. Beautiful beaches, amazing food and fantastic nightlife are another major attraction. The City is going through major constructional changes repairing much of the damage done during the Civil War, once done Luanda will be close to the top of every ones travel lists.

    Where to Go when Visiting Luanda?

    Luanda has a range of enthralling views sights and landmarks. From Histoical Forts such a Fortaleza de São Miguel to magnificent Churches such as Igreja Nossa Senhora, it as something to keep you busy for the duration of your trip. Other entertaining sights include; Miradouro da Lua, which has amazing natural geological structures and expansive views or take a 4x4 drive to Ship's Cemetery (Graveyard), for a photographic field day.

    Ten minutes on a boat takes you to a quaint island, where you can spend the day swimming, sunbathing or having BBQ lunch/dinner of fresh fish. If you go further into the island, you can experience the local culture. Or for a fresh breath of air experience visit Avenida 4 de Fevereiro with Jogging Paths & Tracks, Biking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities it’s wonderful for the whole family. Being a coastal town the beaches are a highlight one of the best is. Cabo Ledo, well known as a surfers beach, the landscape it’s beautiful, calm, has clean sand and great restaurants, mainly the "Carpe Diem". Another notable beach is Sagano, a quiet secluded beach surrounded by wonderful restaurants. Luanda also has a wonderful diving program for you to explore the surrounding oceans. For your shopping visit the first shopping mall built in Luanda Belas shopping mall.

    How Old Is Luanda?

    Portuguese explorer Paulo Dias de Novais founded Luanda on 25 January 1576 and gained independence in 1975.

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