About the book

coverjpegThis is the first-ever English-language tourist guidebook to Angola, and the first tourist guide in any language written since before independence from Portugal in 1975. It provides in-depth coverage of the once-elegant colonial capital, Luanda as well as the main cities in the 18 provinces.

Contents

Introduction

PART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION

Chapter 1 Background Information

Geography and climate, History, Government and politics, Economy, People, Religion, Culture, Natural history and conservation

Chapter 2 Practical Information

When to visit, Suggested highlights and itineraries, Tour operators, Red tape, Embassies, Getting there and away, Health, Safety and security, What to take, Money, Budgeting, Getting around, Accommodation, Eating and drinking, Public holidays, Shopping, Activities, Arts and entertainment, Photography, Media and communications, Business, Living in Angola, Cultural etiquette, Travelling positively

PART TWO THE GUIDE

Chapter 3 Luanda

History, Getting there, Getting around, Local tour operators, Where to stay, Where to eat, Entertainment and nightlife, Sports, Shopping, Other practicalities, What to see, A do-it-yourself city tour – the rich and poor of Luanda, Museums, Churches, Day trips from Luanda, Around Luanda

PART THREE WESTERN PROVINCES

Chapter 4 Bengo Province

Caxito, Around Bengo province, Kissama National Park

Chapter 5 Kwanza Norte Province

N’dalatando, Dondo, Around Kwanza Norte province

Chapter 6 Kwanza Sul Province

Sumbe, Porto Amboim, Around Kwanza Sul province

PART FOUR NORTHERN PROVINCES

Chapter 7 Uíge Province

Uíge, Around Uíge Province

Chapter 8 Zaire Province

M’banza Congo, Soyo

Chapter 9 Cabinda Province

History, Cabinda, Around Cabinda province

PART FIVE SOUTHWESTERN PROVINCES

Chapter 10 Benguela Province

History, Benguela, Around Benguela, Lobito

Chapter 11 Namibe Province

History, Namibe, Around Namibe province

Chapter 12 Huíla Province

Lubango, Around Lubango province

Chapter 13 Cunene Province

Ondjiva, Around Cunene province

PART SIX SOUTHEASTERN PROVINCES

Chapter 14 Huambo Province

History, Huambo, Around Huambo province

Chapter 15 Bié Province

Kuito

Chapter 16 Moxico Province

Luena, Around Moxico province

Chapter 17 Kuando Kubango Province

Menongue, Around Kuando Kubango province

PART SEVEN EASTERN PROVINCES

Chapter 18 Malanje Province

Malanje, Around Malanje province

Chapter 19 Lunda Sul and Lunda Norte provinces

History, Getting there, Lucapa (Lunda Norte), Around Lunda Norte province, Saurimo (Lunda Sul)

Appendix 1 Language

Appendix 2 Further Information

Index


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