From the mythical, northern Congo River, to the Cunene that fades southwards into the Namib Desert, Angola stretches more than 1,600 kilometres along the Atlantic coast. Long ravaged by civil war, after two decades of peace and reconstruction, this land of welcome and contrasts awaits the most adventurous travellers, curious to discover one of the last African destinations that is opening up in small steps to international tourism.
The north, characterised by immense spaces and unexplored places, enchants with its natural beauty, thanks to the mighty waterfalls of Kalandula, the lunar landscapes of Miraduro de Lua, the giraffes in the Kissama reserve, and the roar of the waves on the beach of Cabo Ledo, popular with surfers.
Luanda, the capital, where the notes of kizomba and kuduru resonate, beautifully nestled between the bay of the same name and the Ilha do Cabo, is a fascinating mixture of ruined Portuguese colonial architecture and modern skyscrapers of oil companies and banks, of mammoth construction sites and muddy slums.
The South, where between mountain, desert and ocean landscapes, offers the visitor encounters with the inhabitants of the many tribes that follow a traditional lifestyle: from the semi-nomadic Mumuhuila, famous for their women’s flashy hairstyles and numerous colourful necklaces, to the Muhimba, related to the Himba of Namibia, from the Muhacaona aborigines to the Mucubal, related to the Herero, who live between the Namib Desert and the Cunene River.
Unique departure 2023 with Leonardo F. Paoluzzi, where we will also visit the legendary Baia dos Tigres.
Day 1 : Thursday 01 August 2024
Outward flight/Luanda (LAD)
Day 2 : Friday, 02 August 2024
The astonishing architecture of Baixa, including the Palacio de Ferro designed by Gustave Eiffel.
Day 3 : Saturday 03 August 2024
The Kimbundu villages, baobab forests and the colonial town of Calandula, with its murals.
Day 4 : Sunday 04 August 2024
The waterfalls of Calandula and the magnificent landscapes of Punto Andongo.
Day 5 : Monday 05 August 2024
The fort and sanctuary of Muxima, the Kwanza River and the beach of Cabo Ledo.
Day 6 : Tuesday 06 August 2024
Cabo Ledo/Kissama Reserve/Luanda
The giraffes in Kissama Reserve and the moonscapes of Miraduro de Lua.
Day 7 : Wednesday 07 August 2024
Arrival in the town of Lubango, gateway to the tribal south.
Day 8 : Thursday 08 August 2024
Encounter with the Muila (or Huila or Mumuhuila) lowland and mountain tribe.
Days 9-10-11 : Friday 09 to Sunday 11 August 2024
Meeting with the Tua (hunter-gatherer), Hakaona (or Muhacaona), Muhimba, Cuis, Gambue and Dimba tribes.
Day 12 : Monday 12 August 2024
The spectacular landscapes of Serra da Leba and the colonial town of Namibe.
Days 13-14 : Tuesday 13th to Wednesday 14th August 2024
Encounter with the Mucubal tribe, visit the rock paintings of Tchitundo Hulo and the canyons of Colinas and Arco.
Day 15 : Thursday 15 August 2024
Tombwa/Iona Park/Baia dos Tigres/Tombwa
The majestic dunes of the Iona Desert plunging into the ocean at Baia dos Tigres.
Day 16 : Friday, 16 August 2024
The Cubal tribes, Nguendelengo and the landscapes of Tunda Vala.
Day 17 : Saturday 17 August 2024
Beaches and meeting fishermen on Mussulo Island.
Day 18 : Sunday 18 August 2024