Angola Tourist Attractions
This popular peninsula is connected to the mainland by a small strip of land, turning it into an island during the high tide. The beachfront is packed with restaurants.
With an Atlantic coastline stretching for over 1.650 kms, mighty rivers flow into wide estuaries depositing sediments they have brought with them from the high plateaus to form numerous small islands, bays and sandbanks and where excellent beaches can be found. In Luanda, special mention must be given to the beaches of Ilha do Cabo, Mussulo, Palmeirinhas, Corimba and Santiago. In Benguela there is Morena, Restinga, Caóta, Caotina, Baia Azul and Baia Farta and finally in Namibe, two more, Das Miragens and Azul.
Although the climate is such that the beaches can be visited all year round, it is in fact during the hot season that they are most frequented. The bars all filled and the local music and dancing provide an animated and exotic atmosphere that mixes well with the mystery of the African nights.
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The Kissama National Park is situated in the north-western part of Angola , approximately 70 kilometres from Luanda, the capital of Angola.
A wide variety of habitat types occur such as the flood plain of the Cuanza river, an adjoining low escarpment and a transitional zone of grassland. The interior of the Park includes dense thicket, tree savanna and large open grasslands.
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The Kalundula Falls lie on the Lucala River in a scenic landscape, and are the most impressive waterfalls in Angola.
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National Museum of Slavery: The museum depictsthe history of slavery in Angola, displaying hundreds of items utilised in the slave trade. It adjoins the Capela da Casa Grande where slaves were baptised before being put on slave ships for transport to the Americas.
Natural History Museum: The museum displays a collection of Angolan fauna and flora, including exhibitions focussing on mammals, birds, reptiles, insects and marine life.
Museum of Armed Forces: The museum was founded following Angola's independence in 1975 and displays various artefacts from its war torn past. Displays include airplanes, combat vehicles and diverse arms used during the War of Independence, South African Border War and the Angolan Civil War. Also on display are the various statues which were removed from the city plazas after independence.
The Museu Nacional de Antropologia (National Museum of Anthropology) has over 6000 pieces showcasing Angolan cultural heritage.