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TOURISM

In Angola tourism is a sector that deserves attention for representing large landscape diversity as the large reliefs, beaches, cliffs, waterfalls, rivers and lakes, grottoes, caves and protected areas. Angola has to show the world its natural wonders, encourage and attract tourism.
In Luanda, we found the miradouro da lua, rare and beautiful landscape, the Ilha do Mussulo that displays a beauty that does not go unnoticed, and that has been visited by many tourists.
In Bengo also found various attractions, its beautiful beaches like Cabo Ledo, Pambala and Ambriz and also visit the Barra do Dande, Barra do Kwanza and the lagoons of Ibendóa, Cabiri and Ulua do Sungui.
In Benguela the land called das Acácias Rubras, with its beautiful beaches filled with tourists and native people friendly and welcoming.
In the province of Huila, Lubango, Serra da Leba, a marvel single, the landscape of the hoses in Humpata, places inhabited to this day by native Africans, rich in trade, natural goods such as agriculture, among others. In the city of Lubango, also the beautiful image of Christ the Redeemer, the slits and the Tundavala Serra da Leba.
In Malange are the wonderful falls of Kalandula, are waterfalls located in the municipality of Calandula, the Lucala River, the most important tributary of the river Kwanza, we also have the black stones of Pungo a Ndongo, beautiful and historic location.
In Kwanza-Sul, Central Coast, the beautiful Waterfalls of Binga.
In Cunene, the waterfalls of Ruacaná.
The Angolan territory attracts many tourists for the richness of its extensive fauna that includes all the species of animals and plants;

Landscapes

The orography and the climatic characteristics of the land provide Angola with a vast diversity of animal and vegetable species.
In Cabinda, there is dense, humid forestland, rich in exotic woods and the natural habitat of gorillas. South of Zaire, in the basins of Kwanza, Kuango, Cuito and the tributaries of the Cassai can be found savannah forestland. On the elevated plains, the open forestland provides a natural habitat for those species normally to be found in such regions.Further South is the desert area of Namibe. A vegetable species known as Welwitshia Mirabilis and unique in the world, grows here.

National Parks

In order to preserve and protect animal and vegetable life, and some species which are becoming threatened by extinction, natural parks and reserves have been created throughout the whole of Angola, the most important of which being:
1. The National Park of Quissama, South of Luanda, where, among other species, are to be found the elephant, the African antelope and the wild boar. The coastline of the park is used an egg laying ground for the sea turtles.
2. In the National Park of Kameia, in the Province of Moxico can be found the lion, the leopard, the chacal, the elephant and the antelope.
3. The National Park of Bicuar, in the Province of Huila in the home of elephants, antelopes and zebras.
4. The National Park of Mupa, in the Province of Cunene, can be seen among others, the ostrich, the elephant and the hippopotamus.
5. The National Park of Iona, in the Province of Namibe, where the zebra, the elephant, the leopard and the rhinoceros roam freely.
6. Kalandula Falls are waterfalls in the municipality of Kalandula, Malanje Province, Angola. On the Lucala River, the falls are 105 meters high and 400 meters wide. They are one of the largest waterfalls by volume in Africa.

Useful information

Airports: Angola has an excellent airport system covering the entire country. The system is open to international traffic through 4 de Fevereiro International Airport in Luanda.
Customs: Upon arrival at Luanda, the passenger may choose either the green route, if he or she has nothing to declare, or the red route, if he or she carries items subject to customs fees. Items for personal effects are tax free.
Health: A vaccination certificate for yellow fever is required to enter the country. Well equipped clinics are available for visitors requiring immediate health care.
Driver’s License: An international and local driver’s license is required to drive in the country.
Languages: Portuguese is the official language
Visa Info: Visas To enter Angola visitors must obtain a visa at the country of origin’s Angolan consular office. A passport size picture, a valid passport, and a completed application form must be submitted.
Telephones: A land system operator and two cellular phone operators exist in the country, enabling easy domestic and international calls.
Time: The time, GMT/UTC, is unchanged throughout the year.