Angola is a former Portuguese colony in central Africa which is bordered by a number of interesting countries such as Namibia and Zambia. Angola is famed for the idyllic Mussolo Island near the bustling capital of Luanda, which provides attractions and good accommodation.
The capital city of Luanda acts as the core of Angola and by looking around, you can observe the remnants of former colonisation which are to be found in places such as Benfica Market, which stocks everything from ivory to animal skins. Most visitors to Luanda enjoy the pleasant bay area and take a boat to one of Angola’s famous beaches on Mussolo Island.
Other popular places in Angola include Benguela, which is where the beautiful desert beaches of Baia Azul are situated, and the Benguela Railroad, which offers breataking views of the local scenery as it travels across the country. Those really looking to get away from it all head to Kwanza Sul and enjoy the Conde Hot Springs and Bing Waterfalls.
Angola has world class hotels in the capital city of Luanda and other places around the country. Tropico Hotel, Le President Meridien Hotel and Alvalade Hotel are some of the most famous and offer four-star rooms for the same price as a mid-range hotel in the US.
Those coming to Angola fly directly to Quatro de Fevereiro International Airport, which is conveniently located just four kilometres from the heart of the capital, Luanda. There aren’t any train or bus links between Angola and surrounding countries but you are able to get in overland by crossing the border from Namibia.