Faces de Angola
Roads in Angola are being upgraded and rebuilt at a rapid pace. This is exciting as it is opening up
new areas for tourists to explore.
The country is a giant jigsaw puzzle with different climates, landscapes, cultures and colours. You will drive over high mountains, across vast open plains, along white beaches and be engulfed by thick tropical rainforests. Angola has it all, as if each of its eighteen provinces were a different country. Lubango has a mild temperate climate, Luanda is hot and dry, while Cabinda is steamy and tropical. Much of the landscape is dramatic, with plunging waterfalls, bizarre rock formations and deep gorges. Leba Mountain in Huila province rises out of the Tundavala gorge to give stunning views of the vast Namib Desert. It is not often that you will encounter huge baobab forests, mighty rivers, the legacy of Portuguese culture, impressive waterfalls and secluded little beaches along the Atlantic all on one tour.
The route will take us through several of Angola’s southern and central provinces – “traditionally” only the most south-westerly areas (Namibe, Huila and Cunene) were considered ‘safe’ and trips were conducted mainly in this area. Demining and re-construction of roads and infrastructure makes it possible to safely venture deeper into Angola.
Please note that this tour is an adventure and therefore this itinerary only serves as an indication of the route. It will be adjusted according to local conditions and therefore crossing the border back to Namibia at Ruacana can be a day earlier or a day later.