Tour in Angola

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Trip Duration Days - 18 Days

Tour in Angola

Price Starts from € 3900

 

-Architecture "Modern Tropical ’of Luanda and Lubango

-Gastronomy (African, Portuguese and Brazilian fusion)

-Music (Semba, Kizomba, Kapoeira ...)

-10 traditional tribes

-Jungle and desert landscapes

-Tchowke masks

-Ethnographic museums

-Lack of tourism

 
 
Date: 7-24 October 2020

Duration: 18 days / 16 nights

Price per person in a shared double room (group 8-10 travelers): € 3,900
 
Single room supplement: € 450
 
The price includes:
 -International and domestic flights (taxes included)
-all transfers
-hotels with breakfast
-antropologist guide
-Detailed meals according to itinerary
-ground transportation in a private vehicle (bus)
-gasoline and tolls
- mentioned excursions
-entries to the places detailed in the itinerary
-Basic travel insurance (does not include cancellation). The insurance company offers extensions to the included basic insurance that cover cancellation. Check price and conditions.
 
Price does not include:
 
-meals not mentioned in the itinerary
-drinks at meals
-vised + procedure (approx. 200 euros the whole process)
-any service not specified in the itinerary
Day 1: NIGHT FLIGHT TO LUANDA

Day 2: ARRIVAL OF TOMORROW IN LUANDA
Arrival. Visa procedure at the airport. Transfer to the hotel. Afternoon tour of Baixa (colonial neighborhood). Hotel Ilha Mar. AD

Day 3: LUANDA
Breakfast. Day to explore Luanda. Very varied and interesting architecture. Hotel Ilha Mar. AD

Day 4: LUANDA - LUBANGO (domestic flight 1h)
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for domestic flights. Flight to Lubango (1h). Arrival in the south of the country. Transfer to the Vanjul Lodge hotel. MP (dinner)

Day 5: LUBANGO - HUILA - KAMUVIU (2h)
Breakfast historical route through the Huila Plateau. We will visit the Catholic mission in Huila to see how colonization developed in southern Angola. After the visit we will move to the tribal area of ??the Muila de Llanura. The region is in the process of change. October is a time for ceremonies and we will ask if there is any ‘fico ’(ceremony) nearby. Walk through the towns of the area and night near a town. Night in tents. PC

Day 6: KAMUVIU - CHIBIA - MUKUMA - LUBANGO (2h)
Breakfast and last photos in this still virgin natural area. Farewell to our hosts and route to the colonial city of Chibia. City tour and afternoon visit of Mukuma market. We will spend the night at the Hotel Vanjul. MP (lunch)

Day 7: LUBANGO - SERRA DA LEBA - GIRAUL - NAMIBE (3h)
Breakfast. Route to the desert lands of Namibe. Beautiful landscapes and small oases full of magic. We will stop in Giraul to meet the local community. We will arrive in the afternoon to Namibe, a port city stopped in time with beautiful samples of Art Deco architecture. Diversi Lodge Hotel. MP (lunch)

Day 8: NAMIBE
Breakfast. Urban exploration day. Colonial cinemas, promenade, nautical club, municipal market, civil servants' neighborhood, etc. Diversi Lodge Hotel. AD

Day 9: NAMIBE - TOMBWA - CUROCA - NAMIBE (2h)
Breakfast. Desert route to discover ethnic groups and landscapes. Visit of the colonial city of Tombwa and its cemetery. I return to Namibe in the afternoon. Diversi Lodge Hotel. AD

Day 10: NAMIBE - THROAT (3h)
Breakfast. Route to the forest region of Garganta. Visit of the Nguendelengo tribe (famous for their 'Geisha' style headdresses), beautiful landscapes of the Angolan forest. Night in tents. PC

Day 11: THROAT - BIBALA - LUBANGO (2h)
Breakfast. Farewell to our hosts, last photos and route to Bibala, colonial city. Lunch and route to Lubango. Visit to the sights of Tunda Vala and night at Vanjul Lodge. AD

Day 12: LUBANGO - HOQUE - LUANDA (domestic flight 1h)
Breakfast. Visit of the Lubango ethnographic museum. After the visit, we will continue to the great Hoque market. There we can see the last ‘traditional’ tribe of the trip, the Handa. Only older women wear traditional clothing and wear the characteristic white necklaces of their tribal group. Lunch at the market. Afternoon / night flight to Luanda. Hotel Ilha Mar. AD

Day 13: LUANDA - DUNDO (domestic flight 1h30)
Breakfast and transfer to the airport. Flight to Dundo, a mining city bordering the DR of Congo. The region is inhabited by the Tchokwe ethnic group, famous for its masked dances. We will visit a traditional village, greet the Chokwe monarch and look to organize a traditional dance. Hotel. AD

Day 14: DUNDO
Breakfast and visit to the Dundo Museum where beautiful samples of Tchokwe art are exhibited. We will look to visit one of the diamond mines. The war and the new mining economy set the social and economic rhythm of Lunda Norte but the cultural essence lives on ... Hotel. AD

Day 15: DUNDO - LUANDA
Breakfast and return by domestic flight to Luanda. Afternoon visits around the city. Hotel Ilha Mar. AD

Day 16: LUANDA - SANTIAGO - LUANDA (1h)
Breakfast and visit to the slavery museum (nearby there is an extensive artisan market with objects from Angola and Congo). Lunch and in the afternoon visit the Santiago beach to see the ship cemetery. Hotel Ilha Mar. AD

Day 17: LUANDA - NIGHT FLIGHT
Breakfast. Last visits (Sao Paulo market, Miramar neighborhood, port etc.) and afternoon flight to Spain. AD

Day 18: ARRIVING HOME

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TRAVEL INFORMATION


Angola Visa
A valid passport and a visa are required for travel to Angola. Applications for visas can be made online (pre-visa) or in advance in the travelers’ home country. Last Places assists all travelers that need any type of help applying for the online visa or at the embassy. We recommend that passports be valid for six months from date of arrival.



Vaccines and Travel Health
A valid yellow fever vaccination certificate is essential for entry to Angola. Malaria is prevalent in the country. It is wise to take Malaria prophylaxis when travelling through Angola. Water supply is unsafe to drink, visitors should drink bottle water. Visitors should also avoid eating unpeeled, unwashed fruit and vegetables. The milk in Angola is unpasteurized and should be boiled; alternatively use tinned milk reconstituted with bottle water.


Security in Angola
Angola is a safe country in general terms. Land mines have been removed from most of the country except in some remote regions of Cuando Cuvango where Last Places does not normally travel to. We recommend to be aware of pick pocketing in crowded streets of Luanda and not to walk around city centre too late in the night if you are not accompanied by a local guide or group of local friends that are familiar with the streets of Luanda. It is strongly recommended not to drive during the night in the countryside because of the potential risk of your car hitting a wild or domestic animal.


When to go to Angola
Travelers can visit Angola all year around. Last Places Angola offers trips to Angola all year around. Said this, dry season –from June till November- allows the traveller visit all tribal areas while whet season – from December till May- may limit the visit to certain region such as Oncocua. Southwest Angola, where most of the tourism attractions are concentrated, enjoys mild weather during most of the year with daylight temperatures of 24-30 ? that can come down to 10 ? during the night and early hours.


Currency in Angola                                                                                           
The unit of currency is the Kwanza (AOA). Visitors should bring enough cash for their needs. Money can be exchanged at the airport or at the bank. Euros and newly issued US dollars are changed without any problem. Credit cards are only accepted in larger hotels, and cash withdrawals are not possible. Few ATMs in Luanda accept foreign cards.



Time in Angola
GMT +1



Electricity in Angola
Electrical current in Angola is 220 volts, 50Hz. Round pin attachment plugs are in use.



Communications in Angola
The international dialing code for Angola is +244. There are many more mobile telephones than fixed lines and the mobile coverage around Luanda and other main centers is much more reliable than fixed lines. Internet access is available at most major hotels.


Language in Angola
The official language of Angola is Portuguese. About 60 other African languages are spoken. Some French and Spanish is also spoken.



Prohibitions in Angola
Do not take photographs of government buildings, or use binoculars near them, as this could lead to arrest.