Angola Highlights

"Extraordinary Angola"

Great place for adventure travelers with beautiful landscapes.

Angola Ratings

Cultural Exchange: 3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)

Outdoor Activity: 4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)

Nature Discovery: 3.8 out of 5 stars (3.8 / 5)

Overall: 3.8 out of 5 stars (3.8 / 5)

Outdoor Activities in Angola

Four-Wheel Driving, Hiking

Country Profile

Capital: Luanda

Important cities: Luanda, Benguela, Huambo, Lobito, Lubango, Namibe, Kuito, Menongue

Currency: Kwanza (AOA)

Visa policy: Link

Area: 1,246,700 km2

Languages: Portuguese, Bantu and other African languages

Mobile Phone: Unitel and Movicel are the major cell phone networks.

Country code: +244

Electricity: 220V, 50Hz

Internet TLD: .ao

Time Zone: UTC+1

Sources: Lonely Planet, Wikipedia, Wikitravel


Description: Like the rest of tropical Africa, Angola experiences distinct, alternating rainy and dry seasons. The coastal strip is tempered by the cool Benguela Current, resulting in a climate similar to coastal Peru or Baja California. It is semiarid in the South and along the coast to Luanda. There is a short rainy season lasting from February to April. Summers are hot and dry,the country do not have winter. The northern part has a cool, dry season (May to October) and a hot, rainy season (November to April). In the interior, above 1,006 m, the temperature and rainfall decrease. The interior highlands have a mild climate with a rainy season from November through April followed by a cool dry season from May to October. The heaviest rainfall occurs in April, and is accompanied by violent storms. The far north and Cabinda enjoy rain throughout much of the year.

When should you go: The dry season, from May to September, is the best season to visit Angola.

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