Angola has masses going for it – pristine Atlantic beaches, steamy tropical forests, roaring waterfalls, sensuous music and intriguing cultural connections with both Portugal and Brazil – but this is a destination for the truly adventurous. A hard-hearted colonial regime, a bloody struggle for independence and an even bloodier civil war have left the country in tatters. Angola has been at peace since 2002 but during the forty years that war raged, roads and bridges were wrecked and towns and villages ringed with landmines. It will take decades to pick up all the pieces. . .

(continued on p. 228)

Links we like

Angolan Embassy Washington DC Includes national news, tourist and general information.

Guia Turístico Oficial de Angola Tourist info (in Portuguese).

Kissama Foundation Conservation news.

This page last edited 9 June 2011 © Richard Trillo and Emma Gregg


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