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Angola Travel Guide - Expert travel tips and information on everything from Luanda hotels and restaurants, historic colonial sites, architecture, art and culture. Also featuring wildlife guide, birdwatching, national parks, reserves, Pungo Andongo, Tchitundo-Hulo rock paintings, M'banzo Congo, Kissama National Park, Soyo and Kalandula Waterfalls.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Angola Travel Guide - Expert travel tips and information on everything from Luanda hotels and restaurants, historic colonial sites, architecture, art and culture. Also featuring wildlife guide, birdwatching, national parks, reserves, Pungo Andongo, Tchitundo-Hulo rock paintings, M'banzo Congo, Kissama National Park, Soyo and Kalandula Waterfalls.
  • Produktdetails
  • Bradt Travel Guides
  • Verlag: Bradt Travel Guides
  • 2 Revised edition
  • Erscheinungstermin: 20. Januar 2013
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 216mm x 138mm x 20mm
  • Gewicht: 370g
  • ISBN-13: 9781841624433
  • ISBN-10: 1841624438
  • Artikelnr.: 36411620
Autorenporträt
Mike Stead has lived in Angola since 2007. He works for the British FCO.
Inhaltsangabe
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 Uíge Province 201 History 201
Getting there and away 201
Uíge 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 Huíla 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
Caála 273
Livongue 273
Bailundo 273
Mount Moco 274 Chapter 15 Bié 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 Alemão 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 Quéssua 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