Welcome to travel draft’s Angola page. We have lived and worked in Angola for 3 years, so we know this exotic African Country very well.

Because we love to travel, we also explore the country thoroughly and found some amazing places! Most of them are barely known to the outside world!

Angola in a hindsight​

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Flag of Angola

Official Name: Republic of Angola

Language: Portuguese; Although, Kikongo, Kimbundu, and Umbundu are co-official languages;

Demonyn: Angolan

Area: 1 246 700 km2 (22nd in the world);

Population: +25 700 000 , very sparsely populated;

Capital (and biggest city): Luanda;

GDP per capita PPP: $4 101 – 2018 estimate (91st);

Currency: Kwanza;

Time Zone: WAT (UTC+1);

Visas: Visitors to Angola must obtain a visa from one of the Angolan diplomatic missions or online. A tourist visa must be used within 60 days from the issue date and is valid for 30 days – it can be extended once for an additional period of 30 days. More info here!

Weather: Mainly tropical and subtropical climate;

Main Religion: Mostly Christian Catholic, but there are 100’s of religions in Angola;

Driving: on the right;

Electricity plugs: Type C;

Telephone code: +244;

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Kalandula waterfall

Must Visit: Luanda, BenguelaLubango, and Malanje;

Must-do experiences: Watching the amazing African sunset, a safari in Kissamadescend to Kalandula Fallsdriving from Lubango to Namibe through Serra da Leba;

What to eat in Angola: Check our complete guide on Angolan Cuisine;

Peak season:  There is no tourism, so no peak season. Note that cacimbo season is between May and September which means colder and greyer weather.

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Recommended travel resourses

Recommended travel book: Lonely planet’s

Searching flights to Angola? Use Skyscanner to find great deals to Angola

Planning a Road trip? You’ll probably need to rent a car locally… We recommend an SUV or crossover.

Don’t forget: Always have travel insurance!

Looking for booking a hotel in Angola? We recommend you to book your hotels early, you don’t want to be in Angola without a place to stay. Use booking to search the lowest price!