What to see in Luanda, Angola

Posted by on July 12, 2012

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The city of Luanda in Angola is considered a leading travel destination that is known for its stunning views and its population that has a diverse culture. There are several places where you can have picnics with your family or you can just stroll around and feel the magnificence of Luanda. Some of the attractions you can find in this city include world-famous monuments and structures, cinema complexes, pubs, parks, and more. In addition to that, travelers are offered with various activities that are beyond the usual pursuits of normal traveler and that makes it truly exciting.

Luanda, Angola

Luanda, Angola

Luanda by night

Luanda by night

The views and panoramas of Luanda are spectacular. It is a must that you visit the nearby areas. This is considered to be worthwhile. The following are the most popular attractions, destinations, and other things you should not miss in this wonderful place.

National Monument

This is actually a huge tower located at the south-western part of the city. There are also art galleries and museums that are open to the public which surrounds the national monument. Since the museums found here are gigantic you may have to spend a day or more to explore the entirety of each one. These structures house science and art pieces that are interesting to all age groups.

Nacional Bank

Nacional Bank

National bank of Angola

National bank of Angola

Museum in Luanda

Museum in Luanda

US Embassy

It offers a vast consular support to the citizens of America. This also provides immigration services to the people of Luanda who wish to relocate to the US. The building is found on top of a hill which took about eight years to be built. Latest communication technology and devices are found in this establishment. This is a place that is worthwhile to visit but you cant take photos of it.

US Embassy. Photos are not allowed

US Embassy. Photos are not allowed

Kissama Park

This park is a large game reserve situated at the southern area of the city. It is a one of a kind place to see and enjoy. You can find here visual displays, safari rides and various animals that would surely excite your senses.  Stepping into this place for a day or even half a day can revive your spirit and relax your mind.

Kissama National Park

Kissama National Park

Safari in Kissama National Park

Safari in Kissama National Park

Elephants

Elephants

Mussulo

This is an island located just a short distance from Luanda. Getting into this place you will get an unusual experience. You will have to rent a boat to see the whole island. The national bank of Angola, which is an established landmark, is located at the water front Marginal and can be attractively viewed from this place.

Mussulo

Mussulo

Mussulo island

Mussulo island

Bar at mussulo island

Bar at mussulo island

View of National Bank from Mussulo

View of National Bank from Mussulo

As a popular tourist destination in Angola, Luanda has a number of beautiful places that you can visit. Aside from a convenient place to relax and unwind, travelers can enjoy dropping by at historical and cultural sites. A wide array of pursuits and activities can be enjoyed in this place.

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