ANGOLA - Guided
Days / 7 Nights - Black Stones Safari
Luanda - Malange - Kalandula Falls
- Pungo Andongo (Pedras Negras) - Cambambe Dam - Gabela - Sumbe -
Cachoeiras Falls - Cabo Ledo - Luanda
This comfortable 8 day fully accommodated safari explores the dramatic
landscapes of the interior with bizarre rock formations, deep gorges, roaring
rivers that snake across the country and magnificent cascading waterfalls.
Travellers will also have the chance to
discover deserted beaches, charming colonial towns and traditional cultural
Departure Date: Any date of your choice
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Please contact us for advice & information on how to reach Luanda to
begin this safari and how to continue…
available (3 or 4 Star accommodation)
Views, Local Lifestyles, Forest Monkeys, Birds
- Kalandula - Malange
Waterfalls, Church, Views, Landscape
star at dam
Pedras Negras, Views, Local Lifestyles
Cambambe - Quibala - Sumbe
Kz Sul Landscape, Coffee Plantations
Porto Amboim - Cabo Ledo
Ledo Beach Cabanas
Cachoeiras Falls, Beach River Views, Seafood
Ledo - Luanda
available (3 or 4 Star accommodation)
Beach, River Views, Coastal Views, Seafood
Leisure & Transfer to Airport
Luanda (formerly called Loanda) is the largest city and capital of Angola.
Located on the Atlantic Ocean, it is both Angola's chief seaport and
administrative centre. It has a population of approximately 4.5 million (UN
2004 estimates), and is the capital city of Luanda Province. The inhabitants
of Luanda are primarily members of African ethnic groups, including the
Ovimbundu, Kimbundu and Bakongo tribes. The official and the most spoken
language is Portuguese, although many Bantu-related indigenous languages are
spoken. There is a very small population of European origin.
Luanda is divided into two parts, the baixa de luanda (old city) and the
cidade alta (new part). The baixa de luanda is situated next to the port and
has narrow streets and old colonial buildings.
Restaurants: Luanda has a strong cooking tradition, great number of
good chefs, good variety of and quality of fish and shellfish, good meat,
strong spices and a lot of restaurants make Luanda a place where eating is a
pleasure. One should try some restaurants such as the "Farol Velho",
"Coconuts" and "São Jorge" in the Mussulo island, "O Chinês" in Chicala, "Clube
dos Empresários", "Pinto's", "Zero" and "Tamarindo" and "Marginal" in
downtown, "Cine Loanda" a little further and "Arco-Iris" in the Mussulo quay.
The Ilha de Luanda is where Luanda's elite go to dine and have fun.
Entertainment: Night life was always intense in Luanda. Today that
tendency becomes stronger: discos, nightclubs, American bars, pubs,
esplanades, etc... The heat of the music, the sensuality of the dance, the
temperature of the air, the good shellfish, the cold drink together with
experts on having fun give to the nights of Luanda a very special strength.
Everything shows that at last in times of peace, Luanda is preparing to be in
the continent the Queen of Night.
Curiosities: Luanda is full of beautiful monuments: The National Bank
of Angola building - an amazing example of colonial architecture. In front of
it the splendorous bay and the island. Going to the craft works market in
Benfica is the best opportunity to buy quality items of many origins. There
are several African market in Luanda such as Sao Paulo, Kinaxixi but the Roque
Santeiro is the biggest of Angola and indeed, one of the biggest of all
Africa. Located at open sky, everything is sold and everything can be bought.
Also spelled Malanje, it is a town north-central Angola. The town developed in
the mid-19th century as an important feira (open-air market) on the country's
principal plateau, between Luanda, now the national capital, 250 miles (400
km) to the west and the Kwango valley, inhabited by the Mbundu people. The
town has a high-altitude tropical climate. The environs of Malanje included
the principal cotton-producing area of Angola prior to independence in 1975.
Pedras Negras de Pungo Andongo:
Pedras Negras de Pungo Andongo, or the Black Rocks at Pungo Andongo, found
some 116 kilometers of both dirt and paved roads from the provincial capital.
These are a series of mysterious rock formations that have a history in
Angola, and astoundingly look like animals - including a giant 'frog'. These
formations, which stand high above of the flat southern African savannah, were
a strategic point during the recent civil war in Angola - but its history as a
strategic military location goes back to the 17th century.
Kalandula Water Falls:
The Kalandula Waterfalls on the Lucala River make an impressive
spectacle, particularly at the end of the rainy season.
The 105 meter tall Kalandula waterfalls are located 85 kilometers from the
provincial capital of Malange.
The town of Sumbe is the administrative capital of Cuanza Sul Province and
known for its excellent beaches and amazing surfing spots.
Cabo Ledo: (leading Cape), boasts with the oldest lighthouse on the
Angolan Atlantic Coast.
• All Meals
• Experienced Multi-Lingual Guides
• Fully Equipped 4x4 Vehicles with Air Conditioning
• Recovery Equipment
• Satellite Phone
• Medical Kits
• Park Fees
• Items of a personal nature
safaris are merely suggested itineraries and therefore can be
to suit your specific needs:
- Routes can be amended
according to your preference
- Accommodation can be
changed to suit your style and budget
- Accommodation meal
basis can be booked according
to your requirements
- Extra nights can be added
depending on your arrival and departure flight times and the
pace that you want to travel