13 Reasons to Visit Angola

Angola is a southern African nation whose varied terrain encompasses tropical Atlantic beaches, a labyrinthine system of rivers and Sub-Saharan desert that extends across the border into Namibia. Here are 13 reasons to visit Angola.

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    Quiçama National Park

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    Quiçama National Park, also known as Kissama National Park, is a national park in northwestern Angola. It is the only functioning national park in all of Angola.

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    Luiana National Park

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    Kalandula Falls

    Kalandula Falls are waterfalls in the municipality of Kalandula, Malanje Province. On the Lucala River, the falls are 105 meters high and 400 meters wide. They are one of the largest waterfalls by volume in Africa.

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    Fortress of São Miguel

    Fortaleza de São Miguel or Saint Michael Fortress was a Portuguese fortress built in Luanda. São Miguel fort was built in 1576 by Paulo Dias de Novais.

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    Cathedral of the Holy Saviour, Luanda

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    The Cathedral of the Holy Saviour is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Luanda. It was built in 1628 and is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Luanda.

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    National Museum of Slavery

    The National Museum of Slavery is located in Morro da Cruz, Luanda. The museum was founded in 1977 by the National Institute of Cultural Patrimony, with the objective of depicting the history of slavery in Angola.

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    Iona National Park

    Iona National Park is the largest national park in Angola. It is situated in the Southwestern-most part of the country, in Namibe Province.

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    Cangandala National Park

    Cangandala National Park is a national park in Malanje Province,. It is situated between the Cuije river and 2 unnamed territories of the Cuanza, with the towns of Culamagia and Techongolola on the edges of the park.

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    Mupa National Park

    Mupa National Park is a National Park in Angola's Cunene province. It was proclaimed a National Park on 26 December 1964 while Angola was a Portuguese territory. It is significant for its expected wide avifauna.

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    Bicauri National Park

    It is located in the south-west region of the country on the Huila Plateau, about 120 km SE of Lubango. The park is an area of sandy hills and shrub thicket character.

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    Cunene River

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    The Cunene River or Kunene River is a river in Southern Africa. It flows from the Angola highlands south to the border with Namibia. It then flows west along the border until it reaches the Atlantic Ocean.

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    Cameia National Park

    Cameia National Park is a national park in the Moxico province of Angola, located at about 1100 m above sea level. It shares its name with the nearby municipality of Cameia.

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    Museum of the Armed Forces

    Founded in 1975, following the independence of Angola, the museum includes bi-motor airplanes, combat vehicles, and diverse arms and artifacts used during the Angolan War of Independence (1961–1974), the South African Border War (1966-1991), and the Angolan Civil War (1975–2002).

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