Angola

Angola Overview

Angola is a country on Africa’s southwest coast. Its official name is the Republic of Angola. The Congo River and Congo (Kinshasa) separate it from the rest of the country.

A stunning coastline strung with beautiful sandy beaches, a mountainous interior and a number of national parks and wildlife reserves throughout, Angola offers hundreds of opportunities for eco-tourism.

The lack of infrastructure, the difficulties and dangers of overland transport, and crime are challenges travellers need to consider, particularly outside of the capital Luanda.

CLIMATE

The best months to visit England are between the months of April and September, with July and August being the busiest months. The least hospitable months are between November and February, when the weather is cold and the days are short. March and October are marginal months with the days still being quite chilly.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

CAPITAL: Luanda
POPULATION: 12.5 million
LANGUAGE: Portuguese
CURRENCY: Kwanza
ELECTRIC CURRENT: 220V, 50Hz. To power any electrical item an international adapter or a two pin plug is required.
COUNTRY DIALLING CODE: +244
TIME ZONE: GMT/UTC +1

TRAVEL WARNING

We advise against all but essential travel to the interior of Cabinda Province, where there have been reports of violent incidents against foreigners, and North and South Lunda Provinces, where you may be subject to movement restrictions or detention.

You should only travel to areas of Angola outside Luanda and the provincial capitals in the company of persons or organisations experienced in local conditions, as travel can be difficult and dangerous.

Information provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK www.fco.gov.uk