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River in Angola

Parque Nacional da Kissama

Kissama (also spelt Quiçama), situated 70km (43.5mi) south of Luanda, is Angola's most accessible and well-stocked wildlife park. This huge swathe of coastal savannah punctuated by gnarly baobab trees is home to ele…
Museum in Luanda

Museu de Antropologia

The Fortaleza de São Miguel guarding the entrance to the bay was constructed by the Portuguese in 1576 and is Luanda's oldest surviving building. Altered in 1664, whereupon it took its present star shape, the f…
Museum in Luanda

Museu Central das Forças Armadas

The Fortaleza de São Miguel guarding the entrance to the bay was constructed by the Portuguese in 1576 and is Luanda's oldest surviving building. Altered in 1664, whereupon it took its present star shape, the f…
Architecture in Luanda

Banco Nacional de Angola

The curvaceous sweep of the harbour-side Marginal makes an interesting stroll at any time of day. Look out for the striking domed pink façade of the Banco Nacional de Angola designed by architect Vasco Regaleir…
Architectural in Luanda

Palácio de Ferro

Architectural buffs will also want to check the Palácio de Ferro , designed by Frenchman Gustave Eiffel (of Eiffel Tower fame) in the 1890s for the Paris Universal Exhibition. The construction was dismantled an…
Canyon in Angola

Tunda-Vala Volcanic Fissure

Largely unaffected by the war, Lubango provides access to the beautiful beaches of Namibe. En route, watch for the Tunda-Vala volcanic fissure, where you can climb to 2600m above sea level. The view of a sheer drop …
Church in Luanda

Igreja de Nossa Senhora de Nazaré

Luanda has a smattering of old colonial churches hidden among the skyscrapers. A bit of careful searching will reveal the diminutive Igreja de Nossa Senhora de Nazaré , dating from 1664.
Church in Luanda

Igreja de Nossa Senhora dos Remedios

See the impressive double-domed façade of the Igreja de Nossa Senhora dos Remedios , built in 1655 and restored in 1995.
Museum in Luanda

Museu de História Natural

The Museu de História Natural boasts two permanent exhibitions in its marine and mammal halls.