Where is it?: Angola sits in southern Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Namibia and Democratic Republic of the Congo
Why do people go here?: Due to a 25 year civil war, Angola is not safe for travelers.
What are the main entry points?: There are occasional flights from regional carriers. Nambia is the safest border crossing
Currency used: New Kwanza
Country Code for Phones: 244
Area codes for Major Cities: Luanda 02
Religion: Roman Catholic 72%, Indigenous 47%
Population: 19 million
Ethnic Breakdown: Ovimbundu 37%, Mbundu 25%, Kongo 13%, Mulatto 2%
Government: Presidential Republic
Languages: Portuguese, Indigenous
Major Cities: Luanda
Off-the-Beaten-Path: Santa Clara
Health Issues: Malaria, Yellow Fever
Tips for Visiting
When to go: You can visit Angola year round. June through October is the coolest.
Common Phrases: Yes = Sim, No = Nao, How are you = Come esta? What’s your name =
Como se chama?, Thank = Obrigado, Please = Por favor, Goodbye = Adeus/Ciao
Specific Events/Holidays: Africa Day: May 25: Independence: November 11
Getting Around: Getting around Angola can be a nightmare. If you can book a flight take it. Otherwise, you can sometimes find buses between major cities.
Cheapest airport to fly into: Angola Airport will surely give you the satisfaction you need in terms of cheap fares and service.
Need more information?: Check out the Angola travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.