Cheap flights from Angola

The Republic of Angola is a country in Southern Africa. It is bound to the north by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the east by Zambia, to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the south by Namibia. Occupying at total area of 1,246,700 km2, it is the seventh largest country in Africa. Angola's capital and largest city is Luanda.

What to see & do

Valley of the Moon - The Valley of the Moon, also known as Miradouro da Lua or Watchpoint, is one of the most unique landscapes in the country. It is a popular tourist attraction, and can be found at the coast 40 km south of Luanda.

Museu das Forças Armadas - The Museum of the Armed Forces in Angola is located in Fortaleza de São Miguel de Luanda. The museum was founded in 1975, and contains bi-motor aircraft, combat vehicles, and arms and artefacts used during the Angolan War of Independence (1961–1974), the South African Border War (1966-1991), and the Angolan Civil War (1975–2002).

Mupa National Park - On 26 December 1964, an area in Angola's Cunene province was set aside and declared a national park called Mupa National Park. Angola was still a Portuguese territory at the time. It was initially created to protect the giraffe sub-species, Giraffa camelopardalis angolensis, there were none left by 1974. Other animals in the park include leopard, lion, and spotted hyena.

Kalandula Waterfalls - The Kalandula Falls, formerly Duque de Bragança Falls, are a notable tourist attraction in the municipality of Kalandula, on the Lucala River. They are 105 metres high and 400 metres wide, and are considered to be one of the largest waterfalls by volume in Africa.

How to get around

Angola is served by three railway lines: Luanda Railway, Benguela Railway, and Moçâmedes Railway. The three are not connected to each other, and each serves the north, centre, and south of Angola respectively. Unfortunately, bus services are limited due to poor road infrastructure. This means that buses are usually very crowded. In Luanda, a private bus company called TURA (Transporte Urbano Rodoviario de Angola) is the most efficient bus line. For those who need reliable transport to and from the airport, most hotels provide airport shuttles for their guests. Taxis are available but mostly privately owned and are not very common. White-blue painted minibuses called Candongueiro are more common.

How to get there

The main airport serving Angola is Quatro de Fevereiro Airport, located in the southern part of Luanda. The name of the airport means 4 February, the date that marked the start of the armed struggle against the Portuguese colonial regime in 1961. The airport operates between Luanda and some countries in Africa, including South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Gabon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Republic of the Congo. It also receives flights from Ethiopia, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, England, and France. Quatro de Fevereiro Airport will reportedly be replaced by the new Angola International Airport, which is still currently under construction and scheduled to open in 2017.

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