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How To Travel To Luanda

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Despite its low visitor numbers, the city has a surprisingly high number of international links, which mostly serve Angolans residing abroad (such as in Brazil) and an increasing number of enterprises serving the oil and diamond sectors, as well as rehabilitation (done largely by Chinese workers and Brazilian firms). A few airlines continue to run routes based on Cold War relationships (to Havana and Moscow).

The city serves as the hub for the national carrier TAAG Angola Airlines, one of only three profitable airlines in Sub-Saharan Africa, with flights to 15 Angolan towns. They have regular flights to Johannesburg as well as Douala, Cameroon; Sal, Cape Verde; Bangui, CAR; Kinshasa, DRC; Brazzaville and Pointe Noire in the Congo; Windhoek, Namibia; Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe; Lusaka, Zambia; and Harare, Zimbabwe. Dubai, Beijing (via Dubai), Lisbon, Paris, and trans-Atlantic flights to Rio de Janeiro, So Paulo, and Salvador de Bahia in Brazil are among its long-haul destinations.

SonAir, in addition to TAAG, serves around a dozen airports throughout the nation. International service includes flights to/from Dubai (Emirates), Frankfurt (Lufthansa), London-Heathrow (BA), Paris-de Gaulle (Air France), Windhoek (Air Namibia), Brussels (Brussels Airlines), Havana (Cubana, seasonal), Moscow (Aeroflot), Beijing (Hainan, via Dubai), Addis Ababa (Ethiopian), and Lisbon (Brazil Airlines) (TAP Portugal).

When leaving the nation, do not take any kwanza to the airport since it is unlawful to attempt to carry kwanza out of the country; you may be detained by fiscal police and fined (all your kwanza and most of your other money) or imprisoned.


Rail services in Angola have improved dramatically in recent years. Reconstruction and modernisation are being carried out by Chinese companies, repairing what was once Africa’s most extensive rail network under colonial authority. Trains, on the other hand, are only of limited service to tourists since they primarily serve commuters. The long-distance services from Malanje are an exception. It is worth noting that train services continue to have a bad reputation for being unsafe.

All long-distance trains arrive at the ‘Estaço Central de Luanda,’ which is situated north of the city center on Largo Eng. Pedro Folque.


The National Bus Service has just reopened, however routes have not yet been established. Local services are available in Luanda and between cities.


The coastal highway that connects the DR Congo and Namibia will be the primary route for visitors. It’s a beautiful location that’s also in decent condition. Roads, especially a few six-lane roads heading out of the city, are a primary priority in restoration operations. It’s possible to expect a combination of shaky ancient roadways and smooth modern roads.

How To Get Around In Luanda

BY MINIBUS To encourage more people in Luanda to utilize the bus system, the government is making significant investments in it. BY TAXI A common mode of transportation for residents of the city is the Candongueiros, a light blue and white minibus cab. Locals utilize them every day, despite the fact that many foreigners...

Prices in Luanda

MARKET / SUPERMARKET Milk1 liter$ 2.30 Tomatoes1 kg$ 4.10 Cheese0.5 kg$ 18.50 Apples1 kg$ 4.00Oranges1 kg$ 4.20Beer (domestic)0.5 l$ 2.00Bottle of Wine1 bottle$ 13.00Coca-Cola2 liters$ 3.00Bread1 piece$ 2.70Water1.5 l$ 1.40 RESTAURANTS Dinner (Low-range)for 2$ 40.00Dinner (Mid-range)for 2$ 58.00Dinner (High-range)for 2$ 76.00Mac Meal or similar1 meal$ 19.00Water0.33 l$ 1.25Cappuccino1 cup$ 2.75Beer (Imported)0.33 l$ 3.00Beer (domestic)0.5 l$ 2.30 Coca-Cola0.33 l$ 1.50Coctail...

Sights & Landmarks In Luanda

Mausoleum of Augostinho Neto, +244 222334835. When arriving in Luanda, the enormous obelisk-like edifice rising over the rest of the city is difficult to miss. If you're wondering what it is or why it's there, it's a mausoleum dedicated to Augustinho Neto, Angola's first President who spearheaded the country's...

Museums & Galleries In Luanda

Fortaleza de Sao Miguel Address: Calcada de Sao Miguel, Luanda, Angola Museu da Moeda Address: Av. 4 de Fevereiro 151, Luanda, AngolaPhone Number: +244 226 431 231Website : National Slavery Museum This museum chronicles the history of the slave trade in present day Angola.Address: Km. South of Luanda 18, Luanda, AngolaPhone Number:+244 923 586 173

Food & Restaurants In Luanda

On The Marginal or on Ilha De Luanda, the bulk of eateries are located. Take caution not to drink tap water while dining out. Ilha de Luanda is where Luanda's affluent congregate for dining and entertainment. The Belas Shopping Center has a food court with a range of cuisines ranging from...

Shopping In Luanda

Please keep in mind that many crafts DO need the purchase of "stamps" in order to cross customs. This is required, therefore ensure that you inquire before to purchasing. Local crafts are really reasonably priced; visit the Benfica HandCrafts Market just south of Luanda.Doniel Tomas (Constantino), Maianga Luanda, +244924091680.  Belas Shopping. From 9 a.m....

Nightlife In Luanda

Luanda is heavily impacted by Portuguese culture; for example, Portuguese beer is commonly consumed, while Heineken and Carlsberg also make an appearance. Portugal's most popular beers include Super Bock, Sagres, and Cristal (most consumed). Additionally, a diverse selection of regional beers is available, including Nocal, Cuca (the most popular...

Festivals & Events In Luanda

As with the rest of Africa, the old Angolan civilization has a plethora of traditional Luanda celebrations that have survived intact over the decades. They are not only intriguing glimpses into the ancient civilizations that existed here, but also joyful and unforgettable experiences. Therefore, for all those brave tourists...



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