While Angola maybe haunted by its ravaged past, it has more to offer than meets the eye. It rich resources and agricultural land that has spread through the vast landscapes here are worth experiencing. Even the culture here is worth exploring, especially when it comes to its musical culture. All in all, this destination is the perfect place to satisfy your thirst for what life has to offer you.
Naimbe is the destination to begin your journey, where you can experience its breathtaking scenery and pleasant climate found in the coastal area. Travel ahead towards the forested region of Lubango. If you are lucky, you can even visit the mesmerizing statue of Christo Rei perched on one of the mountains here. Next, travel ahead through the city of Menongue on your way to Kuito. This charming city is worth visiting, especially since it is one of the cities that still retain historic remnants from the Ovimbundu kingdom. Travel ahead to the capital city of Luanda which is not only a city rich in resources but also a splendid coastal place where you can relax and unwind. The other places that is a must visit includes the Benguela, Huambo and Lobito.
With a rich blend of natural and man-made attractions, your journey here will definitely fill with plenty of sites to view. A must visit is the splendid and majestic Kalandula Falls, especially since it is one of the largest waterfalls in Africa. Take a trip through the endless sandscapes and vast plans of Iona National Park, which also includes the lush lagoons formed by the Curoca River. Apart from this, the Quicama National Park is also another wilderness you must visit. Once a deserted landscape, this national park is now teaming with several species of local animals and flora. The Fortaleza de São Miguel is another place that you must include in your itinerary. This military fort is home is also a museum to the history of armed forces. Apart from this, you must also include the majestic Cathedral of the Holy Saviour which was built in the early 16th century.
The Angolan cuisine is varied and tasty, with local dishes based mainly on fish, cassava products and spicy stews. You can even opt for the delectable Angolan seafood which includes fresh lobster right off the fisherman's boat. A must try is the funge dish which is a common dish. It is mostly accompanied either by a veg or non veg dish. Funge de bombo is also another popular dish. Moamba de galinha is chicken based dish that is often served with rice and funge. The other dishes that are a must have include arroz, cabidela and caldeirada de cabrito. For the beverages you can opt for the capatica, caporoto, or even the cazi. Palm wine is also a popular beverage here. For non-alcoholic drinkers, you must try the kussangua or any of the fresh fruit juices.
Trekking and hiking is popular here, especially since there are various different kinds of landscapes that are worth exploring here. You can go for the different tours here, especially when you want to visit the different attractions here. Additionally, the coastal areas and rivers here will provide you with various water based adventures. Even the waterfalls here have great adventure sports.
An adventure is always waiting for those who explore the unexplored. While you might be undertaking a journey that will be memorable, it is best to protect yourself on such a trip. Right from air travel blunders to accidents, you need to prepare for any eventuality. The best way to prepare yourself and be safe is through travel insurance. Flexicover, with its range of single trip travel insurance, multi-trip travel insurance, gap-year travel insurance and many other covers, ensures that you are well equipped for every eventuality.
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