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Hey, I'm a US citizen, I'm interested in visiting Luanda for a few days laster this year or early next year.

I have of course read that getting a visa to visit Angola can be difficult. Is that still the case, or have they loosend up at all in the last few years?

Does anyone (especially any American)have any recent experience on getting a visa or failing to get one? Any tips or info I need to know before applying?

I live in Las Vegas, I think I would have to apply through the Los Angeles…

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I just posted a photo essay of our recent journey along the length of Angola's River Kwanza. Check it out here: Kayak the Kwanza.

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Hi,
The Bradt guide mentions "registration", you are supposed to register with SME if you stay in simple place or camp.
I did not see this "problem" here on the forum at all, question: has anybody reading this any info on it?
It sure does not look like something we like to spend our valuable time with...

All the best!
Erik

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Hi,
We are a couple heading for Angola in a few weeks, visas sorted...

I read some postings on this forum about dollar rate - Big question:
is there now a major difference on the dollar rate, official versus not
official?

If there is such a difference - how and where should we do our "black market" dollar
exchanges, doing it on the safe side?

Another money matter: do ATM:s take Mastercard??

Many thanks in advance!
Erik

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We will be visiting Angola for a month in May/June. We are very keen hikers. Does anyone have any information on hiking in any of the parks and reserves? Is it possible to hire a scout and go walking for a day or more?

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Hello All,

In June this year, my friend and I are heading to Angola to try and set a new Guiness World Record by navigating the Kwanza River, from source to mouth. This is a charity expedition, to raise USD10,000 for The HALO Trust's demining work in Angola. More details can be found on our website: www.kayakthekwanza.com or in our introductory video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHcvUI96CBU. If you're feeling generous, our JustGiving page is here: https://www.justgiving.com/kayakthekwanza

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hello,
I would like to use my AF Miles to go to Namibia. I found a flight via Luanda in Angola. Does anyone know if I need a transit visa? I have a correspondence flight with Air Namibia a view hours later, I wouldn't be able to leave the airport. I don't have details if I need to get my luggage (so probably would pass customs) or not.
many thanks for your help

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Hello All,

It's taken me a while to write up, but I've just posted a story and some photos on my visit to The HALO Trust's mine clearance sites in southern Angola. If anyone wants to find out more, please let me know!

https://kayakthekwanza.wordpress.com/

Oz

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I plan to spend six months each year living in the Angolan provinces of Bié, Huambo and Benguela. However, I am looking for Umbundu language resources anywhere in Angola. I like to learn languages on the local or even village level and am looking for three things:

One, an Umbundu course or teacher anywhere in Angola.
Two, I would like to Skype with an Umbundu speaker in Angola.
Three, I need Umbundu self-study materials, such as work books or recordings.

I speak English, Spanish and Portuguese…

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Hi all,

just received my visa from the Angolan consulate in Frankfurt. Requirements are as per their website. NO LOI required for tourists. Visa is valid for 60 days from the date it is issued for a stay of up to 30 days. 150 Euros which is considerably cheaper than the 250 Euros the Angolan embassy in Berlin charges. Application can be submitted in person or by mail.

The catch: you have to be resident not only in Germany but also in one of the Bundeslaender for which they are in charge…