Angola (Bradt Travel Guides 2nd Revised edition)

Angola (Bradt Travel Guides 2nd Revised edition)

By: Sean Rorison (author), Mike Stead (author), Oscar Scafidi (author)Paperback

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Angola is changing at a rapid pace. This new edition reflects the continued resurgence of tourism following years of conflict. While no city comes close to matching Luanda for sheer size, venture outside the capital and you will find everything from frontier diamond towns to relaxed beach resorts. The country offers over 1,000km of unspoilt beaches, excellent fishing and some of the best surfing waves in the world. Rain forests and bird spotting opportunities abound. Whether business traveller or pioneering adventurer, Angola provides all the practical and background information you'll need to tackle this vast country. It also acts as a guide for expats living in the country.

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About Author

Mike Stead worked for the British FCO and was based in Angola. Sean Rorison is a Canadian writer and the author of Bradt's Congo and Angola. Oscar Scafidi lives and works in Luanda.

Contents

Introduction IX PART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION 1 Chapter 1 Background Information 3 Geography 3, Climate 3, Natural history and conservation 4, History 16, Government and politics 28, Economy 32, People 38, Language 38, Education 39, Religion 40, Culture 40 Chapter 2 Practical information 47 When to visit 47, Highlights 47, Suggested itineraries 48, Tour operators 49, Red tape 50, Embassies 52, Getting there and away 54, Health 60, Safety and security 73, What to take 81, Money 81, Budgeting 84, Getting around 84, Accommodation 92, Eating and drinking 93, Public holidays 97, Shopping 98, Activities 99, Photography 103, Media and communications 104, Business 108, Living in Angola 109, Cultural etiquette 113, Travelling positively 113 PART TWO LUANDA PROVINCE 115 Chapter 3 Luanda 117 History 118, Orientation 122, Getting there and away 123, Getting around 123, Local tour operators 126, Where to stay 127, Where to eat 131, Entertainment and nightlife 138, Sports 141, Shopping 143, Other practicalities 145, What to see 147, A do-it-yourself city tour 156, Museums 159, Churches 159, Day trips from Luanda 162, Around Luanda 173 PART THREE WESTERN PROVINCES 175 Chapter 4 Bengo Province 177 History 177, Caxito 177, Ambriz 178, Barro do Dande 178, Catete 179, Sangano Beach 179, Cabo Ledo 180, Muxima 180, Kissama National Park 180 Chapter 5 Kwanza Norte Province 185 Getting there and away 185, N'dalatando 185, Golungo Alto 186, Dondo 187, Kambambe 187, Massangano 187, Lucala 188, Camabatela 188 Chapter 6 Kwanza Sul Province 189 History 189, Getting there and away 189, Sumbe 189, Porto Amboim 192, Binga Waterfalls 192, Conda 193, Seles 194, Gabela 194, Quibala 194, Calulo 195, Ebo 195, Cubal River Gorge 195, Rio Longa 195, Suggested itineraries around Kwanza Sul from Luanda 196 PART FOUR NORTHERN PROVINCES 199 Chapter 7 Uige Province 201 History 201, Getting there and away 201, Uige 201, Encoje 204, Beu Forest Reserve 204 Chapter 8 Zaire Province 205 Getting there and away 205, M'banza Congo 205, Soyo 208 Chapter 9 Cabinda Province 211 History 211, Getting there and away 212, Cabinda 213, Cacongo 217, Malongo 218, Maiombe Forest Reserve 218 PART FIVE SOUTHWESTERN PROVINCES 221 Chapter 10 Benguela Province 223 History 223, Getting there and away 224, Benguela 224, Around Benguela 231, Catumbela 232, Lobito 232 Chapter 11 Namibe Province 239 History 239, Getting there and away 240, Namibe 240, Tombua 244, South from Tombua 244, Arco 245, Pediva hot springs 245, Tchitundo-Hulo prehistoric rock paintings 246, Iona National Park and Namibe Reserve 246 Chapter 12 Huila Province 247 History 247, Getting there and away 248, Lubango 248, Around Lubango 255, Bicuar National Park 258 Chapter 13 Cunene Province 259 Getting there and away 259, Ondjiva 259, Xangongo 261, Mupa National Park 261, Ruacana Falls 261, King Mandume's memorial 262 PART SIX SOUTHEASTERN PROVINCES 265 Chapter 14 Huambo Province 267 Getting there and away 267, Huambo 267, Caala 273, Livongue 273, Bailundo 273, Mount Moco 274 Chapter 15 Bie Province 277 Getting there and away 277, Kuito 277, Camacupa 280, Cuemba 280, Cangala 280, Chinguar 280, Tchikala- Tcholohanga 281, Pedras Candumbo and Pedras do Alemao 281 Chapter 16 Moxico Province 283 Getting there and away 283, Luena 283, Cameia National Park and Luizavo Forest Reserve 284 Chapter 17 Kuando Kubango Province 285 Getting there and away 285, Menongue 285, Cuito Cuanavale 288, Longa 290, Caiundo and Savate 290, Missombo 290, Luiana and Mavinga Reserves 291, Nankova 291 PART SEVEN EASTERN PROVINCES 293 Chapter 18 Malanje Province 295 History 295, Getting there and away 296, Malanje 296, Capanda Dam 298, Evangelical Church at Quessua 299, Kalandula Waterfalls 299, The Black Rocks at Pungo Andongo 302, Cangandala National Park 302 Chapter 19 Lunda Sul and Lunda Norte provinces 305 History 305, Getting there and away 306, Lunda Norte 306, Around Lunda Norte province 307, Lunda Sul 309 Appendix 1 Language 313 Appendix 2 Further Information 329 Index 335

Product Details

  • publication date: 21/01/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781841624433
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9781841624433
  • weight: 25
  • ISBN10: 1841624438
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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