Owning large reserves of diamonds, petroleum and hydro electrical potential Angola’s natural resources have not prevented the central African country from remaining poor, as neither from the civil war that lasted from 1975 to 2002, right after gaining it’s independence as a previous Portuguese colony since the 16th century. It’s current life expectancy and infant mortality rates are amongst the most severe on the global scale.
Despite the poorness, and the recently ended civil war, the Angolans are rather known as patient, music loving people, as they use every excuse to play music and to party, having a wide range of musical genres across the country.
Visa is required by almost all nationalities visiting hotels in Luanda Angola, with a passport valid for an excess of six month from the moment of their arrival. Further international vaccination certificates are required indicating a yellow fever inoculation within the last ten years. Moreover, a private invitation from an individual, organization, company, or an Angola Travel Guide is also required to visit the country.
Ever since the end of the great civil war, the capital of Luanda, laying on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, has been going through a true renaissance and a great deal of construction boom, since the current government of Angola, is striving its best to invest in housing and infrastructure around Luanda, supporting the Angola travel guide as a whole, attracting many foreign companies to invest in offices in the capital. The reconstruction includes new highways, railroad lines, and a large airport.
Once the greatest city of the Portuguese empire, Luanda was once considered as the Paris of Africa, trading oil, wax, ivory, cotton, coffee, and cocoa, up until the start of the civil war in the mid 1970s, where the local population could not manage running the city by itself. In recent years, the slums have constantly been replaced by new establishments, providing thousands of new jobs every year, promising a better future for Luanda. Currently, Portuguese and Cuban type apartment blocks dominate most of Luanda, with many night clubs, bars and restaurants along its bay beach, while the more luxurious commodities and Hotels In Luanda Angola are more common to the southern part of the Capital.
With many hotels in Luanda Angola, and places to visit, the beach lovers will most certainly find the Bahia de Luanda harbor to be one of the most magnificent spots to visit, with its beautiful natural appeal. The Augustinho Netho Mausoleum, the Fortaleza de São Miguel and São Pedro da Barra are only some of the relics which depict the slave era, along with the fascinating National Museum of Slavery, National Museum of Natural History, and National Museum of Anthropology, which must be visited while planning the itinerary with your Angola travel guide.