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    Angola

    An Emerging Safari Destination.

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    Angola is shedding the shackles of civil war and emerging as a safari destination for those who want to add a stop off the beaten track. Situated on the west coast of Africa and sharing borders with NamibiaZambia, the Republic of Congo, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, it offers an authentic experience. There have been ongoing efforts by the national government with the help of foreign entities, to repopulate the natural landscape with unique wildlife that was once endemic to the area. Aided by other wonders like several emerging national parks, including Iona and Mupa, the Kalandula Falls (the second largest on the continent), and countless untouched beaches along the 1,650-kilometre coastline, visitors have started returning to these shores.

    Fragmented bits and pieces of Angola’s Portuguese colonial history, together with the local population’s love for dance and music, make for an alluring and fascinating cultural experience. However, it is wise to heed caution as a foreigner when it comes to safety—meaning visitors shouldn’t travel after dark and should be aware of road conditions, especially in rural areas. Almost all visitors to Angola enter through the international airport in the capital of Luanda. To explore the rest of the country, options include renting a vehicle (preferably with a driver) and for the brave traveller, there are intercity buses

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    For an optimum safari experience, travel is suggested between August and October. Between May and October, the country is cool and dry. From November till April, it is hot with rain showers and violent storms towards the end of the season.

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    The cost of tourist accommodation in Angola should not be underestimated. Even an average hotel will be on the higher end of the price range while accommodation on the lower end of the price range is hard to come by and not necessarily the most inviting.

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    Safari-goers to Africa need to make sure about visa requirements for the specific destination in their country of origin. Passports need to be valid for at least six months from the planned date of departure and there should also be enough blank pages for the necessary visas and stamps to be applied.

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    The World Health Organisation recommends the following vaccinations for Angola: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, cholera, yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia and influenza.

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    Visitors should only consume bottled water and under no circumstances drink tap water.

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    The long distances travelled when on safari in Angola wouldn’t particularly suit a family with smaller children. If intending on exploring the country with the whole family, adequate preparation should be made in advance.

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    When taking part in game drives and the likes, minimal fitness is demanded. Participating in any other activity that requires active participation, an average to a good level of fitness is required.

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    It is advisable to make getting travel insurance as part of the planning of any safari. That ensures travellers are covered for unforeseen circumstances leading to the cancellation of the trip, as well as medical cover and repatriation should anything happen while on safari. If adventurous activities, such as hiking, mountain climbing, gorilla trekking, hot air ballooning or white water rafting, are part of the safari, comprehensive travel insurance is a must.

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    An International Driving Permit allows foreigners to drive in Angola and must at all times be carried with the visitor’s national drivers license. Driving is on the right side of the road. The speed limit for vehicles in cities and towns is 60 km/h and on open roads it is100 km/h.

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