Angola are mainly concentrated in 3 provinces of Southwest Angola: Huila, Namibe and Cunene. The main reason why they have been able to preserve most of their traditional lifestyle and aesthetic looks it is because of their nomadic or semi-nomadic type of life. Another factor would be that they live in a dry ecosystem where European colonization did not develop extensively as in other parts of Angola. Nganguela and Kwanyama are located in Southeast region and are more westernized than other tribes but still keep tribal social structure and dances. It is the same case in Chokwe tribe, despite modernity masquerades are still alive.
Day 01: Arrival Luanda
Arrival. Visa procedure at the airport. Transfer to the hotel. Afternoon tour of Baixa (colonial neighborhood). Overnight at hotel
Day 02: Luanda
Breakfast. Day to explore Luanda. Very varied and interesting architecture. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Luanda – Lubango (domestic flight 1h)
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for domestic flights. Flight to Lubango (1h). Arrival in the south of the country. Transfer to the Vanjul Lodge hotel.
Day 04: Lubango – Huila – Kamuviu
Breakfast historical route through the Huila Plateau. We will visit the Catholic mission in Huila to see how colonization developed in southern Angola. After the visit we will move to the tribal area of ??the Muila de Llanura. The region is in the process of change. October is a time for ceremonies and we will ask if there is any ‘fico ’(ceremony) nearby. Walk through the towns of the area and night near a town. Night in tents.
Day 05: Kamuviu – Chibia – Mukuma – Lubango
Breakfast and last photos in this still virgin natural area. Farewell to our hosts and route to the colonial city of Chibia. City tour and afternoon visit of Mukuma market. We will spend the night at the Hotel.
Day 06: Lubango – Serra Da Leba – Giraul – Namibe
Breakfast. Route to the desert lands of Namibe. Beautiful landscapes and small oases full of magic. We will stop in Giraul to meet the local community. We will arrive in the afternoon to Namibe, a port city stopped in time with beautiful samples of Art Deco architecture. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07: Namibe
Breakfast. Urban exploration day. Colonial cinemas, promenade, nautical club, municipal market, civil servants’ neighborhood, etc. Overnight at hotel.
Day 08: Namibe – Tombwa – Curoca – Namibe
Breakfast. Desert route to discover ethnic groups and landscapes. Visit of the colonial city of Tombwa and its cemetery. I return to Namibe in the afternoon. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09: Namibe – Throat
Breakfast. Route to the forest region of Garganta. Visit of the Nguendelengo tribe (famous for their ‘Geisha’ style headdresses), beautiful landscapes of the Angolan forest. Night in tents.
Day 10: Throat – Bibala – Lubango
Breakfast. Farewell to our hosts, last photos and route to Bibala, colonial city. Route to Lubango. Visit to the sights of Tunda Vala and night at hotel.
Day 11: Lubango – Hoque – Luanda (domestic flight 1h)
Breakfast. Visit of the Lubango ethnographic museum. After the visit, we will continue to the great Hoque market. There we can see the last ‘traditional’ tribe of the trip, the Handa. Only older women wear traditional clothing and wear the characteristic white necklaces of their tribal group. Afternoon / night flight to Luanda. Arrive Luanda meet-assist and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12: Luanda – Dundo (domestic flight 1h30)
Breakfast and transfer to the airport. Flight to Dundo, a mining city bordering the DR of Congo. The region is inhabited by the Tchokwe ethnic group, famous for its masked dances. We will visit a traditional village, greet the Chokwe monarch and look to organize a traditional dance. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13: Dundo
Breakfast and visit to the Dundo Museum where beautiful samples of Tchokwe art are exhibited. We will look to visit one of the diamond mines. The war and the new mining economy set the social and economic rhythm of Lunda Norte but the cultural essence lives. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14: Dundo – Luanda
Breakfast and return by domestic flight to Luanda. Afternoon visits around the city. Overnight at hotel.
Day 15: Luanda – Santiago – Luanda
Breakfast and visit to the slavery museum (nearby there is an extensive artisan market with objects from Angola and Congo). In the afternoon visit the Santiago beach to see the ship cemetery. Overnight at hotel.
Day 16: Depart Luanda
Final departure transfer to airport for flight back to home.
|City||Night (s)||Hotel / Camp|
|Luanda||02||Talatona Convention Hotel|
|Luanda||01||Talatona Convention Hotel|
|Luanda||02||Talatona Convention Hotel|
– Meeting and assistance by our representative.
– Welcome with fresh flower garlands.
– 15 Nights accommodation
– Daily Breakfast, Lunch and Dinners.
– Local English-speaking guide
– Domestic Local flights
– All transfers, sightseeing, excursions as per the program by private vehicle.
– Entrance fees to monuments as per mentioned in the program.
– Transport, Parking, Gasoline & Toll ways.
– All present government taxes.
– International Airfare.
– Tips, gratuities, Portage, laundry, telephone calls, table drinks, camera/ video camera charges, or any other expenses of a personal nature.
– Visa fees, personal insurance.
– Any item not specified under cost includes.
– Accommodation in good hotels.
– Check-in / out time is 12 noon at most of the hotels.
– Extension to other places is also possible with a minimal extra cost.
– Additional nights are available at each place with minimal supplement.
– A visa is required and must be obtained prior to your departure from your Country.
– If quoted hotel is not available, we will provide one of a similar category and standard.
– Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road conditions, flight schedules and room availability.
– In case the government changes presently applicable taxes, increase in airlines prices, fuel surcharge our rates will need to be adjusted accordingly.
– Sometimes, there is no relevance between the distance and time of travelling, as it depends upon the condition of the roads and congestion of the traffic.
– While every effort will be made to maintain the itinerary, in view of local strikes etc that are beyond our control all schedule and itineraries are subject to last moment changes.
– Clients must be fully insured, as the company cannot accept liability for loss or damage to client’s property, medical emergencies or any other loss suffered by them whilst on tour.
– In Case of issuing Domestic or International air tickets, SGV is not responsible for any refund if the flight is delayed or cancelled, as it is the responsibility of airline.