Angola Travel Facts

The Basics

Country: Angola

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

Travel Information

Major Cities: Luanda

Attractions: Lubango

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.

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