During the Summer the average high temperature is Moderate (50-70F)
For the most part, the cost of hotels, food, etc... here is expensive
Overall, the crime here is high
Remote with pristine natural beauty and a violent history, Angola is still rarely visited by foreigners and is a whole world away from Western culture. Electricity and running water are luxuries, even in the cities, and the country has been wracked by conflict in recent years. Some warnings still exist for travel in Angola. But with the right attitude, solid research, and perhaps a local guide, youíll find yourself on a wild, epic adventure. Get ready to break out your miming skills (unless you speak Portuguese), stroll along sandy beaches, eat some tropical fruits you may never have seen before, and cheer for the Angola soccer team.
The capital city of Luanda is set on the Atlantic coast. Itís an overpopulated city, but itís set on an idyllic stretch of coast. But once youíre come to appreciate Luandaís contrasts, youíll likely find yourself enjoying this city by sitting in a cafť in the afternoon watching the crowds go by.Cuisine
Coastal country generally equals excellent seafood and Angola is no exception. Head down to the water to watch the boats come in and buy some fish to cook yourself or head to a restaurant and have someone do it for you. Fresh lobster, spicy fish stews, and clams steamed with wine are local specialties.
When it comes to staple food and day-to-day eats though, the base of Angolan cuisine is cassava or corn porridge. Served at nearly every meal, this thick warm dish fills the belly and is a tasty base for many dishes. In the north, youíre more likely to encounter the cassava version while the corn porridge is more common in the south. You might find it dressed up with a spicy mix of garlic, brandy, and chili peppers.Nature
Take a break from deciphering the culture and contrasts of Angola with a little time enjoying the scenery at the beach. Head somewhere like Mussolo Islands to lounge for the day, swim a bit, and watch the pink and orange sunset over the Atlantic.
Like hiking? Head to the Mountain Range of Leba to hike in the lush forests. Go independently or hire a guide to take you on a safari in the region. The snake-like Sís of the mountain road make for a thrill ride with an awesome view. It is likely the most beautiful and best-paved road in all of Angola.
While youíre in the mountains, check out the Tundavala volcanic fissure for views of the Namib Desert, nearby grasslands, and forests.Search for Deals