Top 6 places to see on your trip in Angola

From the vibrant energy of Luanda to the tranquil beauty of Benguela, Angola promises an unforgettable trip filled with contrasts, surprises, and endless wonders.

Angola is a country of rich cultural heritage, stunning natural beauty, and fascinating history. Each corner of this diverse country offers a unique adventure. Start your journey in the bustling capital city, where colonial charm mingles with modern vitality on every street corner. Explore the historic sights, indulge in the flavors of local cuisine, and feel the pulse of Angolan culture in every step.

Come, experience the best of both worlds in this captivating country where every moment is unforgettable. But, in a rush of excitement, there is another thing you cannot forget - a visa to Angola. Obtain the document and be ready to visit country's 6 top places:


Luanda is the capital of Angola and just a modern beautiful city with numerous seaports. Luana is full of contrasts beautiful Atlantic Ocean views with busy ships on the one hand, and high-rise modern-looking buildings on the other one. The city is rapidly expanding, but overpopulation is still apparent. Nevertheless, Luanda has its charm and is full of uniqueness. Travel to Luanda in order to experience another side of Africa and get attracted by its marvelous views. 

Dilolo Lake

Dilolo is the biggest and the most mysterious lake in Angola. The lake is considered mythical because of the unusual waves that always head to the east of the lake. According to folklore, these waves are believed to be a supernatural force to prevent people from fishing in the lake. Being 12 kilometers in length, the Dilolo Lake is impressive and also rich in wildlife, including rare bird species and aquatic life. It is an important tourist spot both for those traveling on business or pleasure, you don't miss this place.

Iona National Park

The Iona National Park is Angola's largest national park and is situated in the southwestern point of the country. It covers an expansive area of more than 15,000 square kilometers. Even though illegal animal poaching during the Civil War had a significant negative influence on national parks, wildlife is noticeably restored and replaced. Now, in the park, along with animals such as Springbok, Ostrich and Cheetah, you can also see indigenous people who are regarded by scientists as the most "culturally intact" people in the entire Africa. It is a perfect opportunity to get to the roots of the original culture of the continent.

Tunda Vala Fissure

The Tunda Vala Fissure at a height between Lubango and Namibe is one of the best places that you can visit in Angola. While some travelers may come here to calm and refresh just by watching the sceneries of Savanna grass and forest landscapes, others may prefer activities like hiking or sightseeing areas around. For example, take a note to find the Tunda-Vala volcanic fissure, where you can climb to 2600m above sea level. The views here are spectacular, and these vistas are some of the most breathtaking in Africa.


Lobito is a port city located in western Angola and built on the sandspit and reclaimed land. Its bay, being one of Africa's finest natural harbors, is protected by a 5-kilometer-long sandspit. Lobito's picturesque beaches, rich colonial architecture, and diverse wildlife made it a popular spot among tourists. We recommend you unwind at Praia Morena Beach, famous for its golden sands, blue waters, and amazing sunsets. Explore the remarkable architectural heritage by visiting the Benguela Railway Station. The Lobito Corridor can boasts of a diverse range of flora and fauna. In Lobito, you have a lot to discover from bird watching to hiking trails. 


Benguela attracts tourists with its wonderful beaches and natural landscapes. It is a beautiful coastal city with incredible mountains and cliffs rising above the warm Atlantic waters. Visit Blue Bay - the most popular area in Benguela - and enjoy pristine beach with soft sand or take a boat trip. Moreover, Benguela has a long history which is proved by its numerous museums and other monuments - for example, the National Museum of Archaeology, the Fortaleza de Sao Filipe, or the Portuguese Cultural Center. Explore the local culture by visiting local produce markets and fauna by going to Buffalo Partial Reserve - a protected area dedicated to the conservation of the African buffalo population.

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