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Grand Angola Tour

Angola is one of the largest countries in Africa, but also one of the most unknown. During the Grand Angola Tour you will get acquainted with the vibrant life in the capital Luanda. This city is known as one of the most expensive cities in Africa. By train we will head inland towards the amazing Kalandula Falls. On top of that, we’ll meet the local tribes of the south of Angola. And did you think this was all? No, no! Carnival time and this is big in Angola. We’ll catch most of the festivities.

This tour can be extended with a tour to Sao Tomé & Principe (14 – 18 March).

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Trip
Group A: EUR 2145 2145
Trip
Group B: EUR 4395 4395
Trip
Combo for Sao Tomé & Principe (14 – 18): EUR 5445 5445
Grand Angola Tour

General info

Start date2 March 2025
End date7 / 14 March 2025
DaysGroup A: 6 days / 5 nights
Group B: 13 days / 12 nights
PriceGroup A: € 2,145
Group B: € 4,395
Combo Sao Tomé & Principe: € 5,445
IncludingAccommodation (shared)
Transportation on the ground
Western & local guide
Breakfast
Lunch, dinner (while camping)
Entry fees
ExcludingInternational flights
Single room (A: € 300 / B: €720)
Insurance
Visa
Lunch, dinner (except during camping)
Tips for the guide
Personal expenses
This offer is covered by the STO Garant guarantee. You can find the conditions for this guarantee scheme on STO Garant’s website.

Itinerary

Sunday 2 March – Luanda

  • Arrive at your own convenience in Luanda with airport pick up.
  • Meet your other travel companions before the trip.
  • Overnight stay in Luanda.

Monday 3 March – Luanda – CARNIVAL

  • Fortaleza de Sao Miguel (army museum), including the famous North Korean-style propaganda drawings at the entrance.
  • Iron Palace, a famous and mysterious building about which many stories are told. Rumour has it that it was designed by Gustav Eiffel.
  • Drive through the governmental area.
  • Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Nazaré, an old colonial church built on 4 de Fevereiro Avenue.
  • Highlight: Time to party! We may be in Africa, but Rio is not far away. Luanda is known all over Africa for the big carnival festivities and we will try to catch as many of them as possible.
  • We visit a wall along the highway with a lot of special street-art. Often it contains all kinds of social themes.
  • Overnight stay in Luanda.

Tuesday 4 March – Luanda – N’dalatando – Kalandula Falls

  • We leave early in the morning for our drive into the central part of Angola.
  • Most of the day we’ll spend driving towards N’dalatando. On the way you will see a lot of rural life in Angola, where we will stop at different places.
  • After arriving in N’dalatando we take a short walk through the town, after which we drive on to the Kalandula Falls.
  • Overnight stay in our lodge.

Wednesday 5 March – Kalandula Falls – Malanje

  • Highlight: We wake up with a view over the Kalandula Falls. One of the most famous places of Angola.
  • Short walk to the foot of the waterfalls, where we have a completely different view.
  • We drive to the rapids of the Kwanza river, next to a small village.
  • See how the villagers use the river for cleaning and other daily life activities.
  • Wander around the village and meet the locals.
  • We go back to our lodge, where you can swim in different baths, take a walk, or relax at the lodge.
  • Overnight stay in our lodge.

Thursday 6 March – Kalandula Falls – Luanda

  • We drive back to Luanda.
  • We’ll visit the Pedras Negras do Pungo Andongo. These giant black stones were a place of resistance surrounded by mystery and magic against the Portuguese colonizers.
  • We continue our long drive back to Luanda, straight through the heart of Angola.
  • Overnight stay in Luanda.

Friday 7 March – Luanda – Lubango

  • Group A: end of the tour. Group B continues:
  • The Monument (Mausoleum) of the former president Antonio Augustinho Neto.
  • Drive to the airport.
  • Flight from Luanda to Lubango, in the south of the country.
  • Visit to the Tundavala Gap, an amazing viewpoint on the edge of the Serra da Leba cliff.
  • See the famous Christo Rei statue. Yes, the same one as in Rio.
  • Overnight stay in Lubango.

Saturday 8 March – Lubango – Chibia – Oncocua

  • Morning departure towards Oncocua.
  • Along the way we stop at Chibia.
  • Visit the local market, here you can meet many regional tribes, including one of the most famous ones: Mumhila. Here we take the time to take pictures of all the different tribes. Of course we organise this in a respectful way with the local people.
  • We continue our long ride to Oncocua. Upon arrival we meet the Soba (headman) who will introduce us to the area.
  • Overnight stay in tents.

Sunday 9 March – Oncocua – Lubango

  • We spend the whole day in the Oncocua area to meet different ethnic groups.
  • Groups we will likely encounter are the Muhimba, Muhacaona, Dimba and Vatua.
  • Join the herder with escorting its cattle to the water place. The best way to experience local life here.
  • See how daily life is here in this part of Angola and if you wish you can assist some of the people with their daily tasks.
  • At the end of the day we return back to Lubango.
  • Overnight stay in Lubango.

Monday 10 March – Lubango – Namibe

  • Drive in the direction of beautiful Namibe. A city situated on the Atlantic coast.
  • Highlight: On the way we stop at the Serra da Leba Pass. One of the most famous places in the country. From here on, the landscape changes completely, as we head towards the Atlantic Ocean.
  • We go into the Namibe Desert for spectacular landscapes. Most people visit the Namibian side, but the Angolan part is just as incredible.
  • Along the way we meet another tribe, the Nguendelengo, famous for their incredible hairdo. They also speak the seldom used dialect of Nhaneca.
  • Return to Namibe.
  • Overnight stay in Namibe.

Tuesday 11 March – Namibe – Tombua – Namibe

  • Drive to the city of Tombua. Here we’ll meet local fishermen and see how they work.
  • Highlight: We set off for the Curoca Oasis, where we can see beautiful natural formations – the red canyon and Arco.
  • Upon our return in Namibe we’ll do a city tour around this amazing Art Deco place.
  • Overnight stay in Namibe.

Wednesday 12 March – Namibe – Luanda

  • Drive towards Namibe airport.
  • Afternoon flight to Luanda.
  • Overnight stay in Luanda.

Thursday 13 March – Luanda

  • Kifangondo Battle monument. Our guide will explain the importance of this place in the struggle for independence.
  • Highlight: Drive to the famous Moon Viewpoint for views of the beautiful scenery.
  • Visit the Slavery Museum and the souvenir market.
  • Overnight stay in Luanda.

Friday 14 March – Luanda