Flag of Angola

Flag of Angola

República de Angola


  • Population » 29 million people
  • Languages » Portuguese (official), Umbundu, Kimbundu, Kikongo
  • Religion » Christianity
  • Life expectancy » 58 years (men), 64 years (women)
  • Currency » kwanza
Map showing location of Angola in Africa (Source » Wikimedia)

Map showing location of Angola in Africa (Source » Wikimedia)




  • Angola has two seasons:
    • Dry season (May to October)
    • Hot rainy season (November to April)


  • It was know to be difficult to obtain a tourist visa for Angola. Since March 2018, Angola started issuing tourist visas valid for 30 days in a simplified procedure. Visitors must first apply for a pre-visa online with the Migration and Foreigners Service and after such pre-visa is granted they can obtain a visa on arrival at Luanda Airport. However, this may or may not apply to overlanders arriving at land border crossings.
  • The tourist visa must be used within 60 days following the date of issue, is valid for one or multiple entries, allows the stay in Angola for a period of up to 30 days and can be extended once for an equal period.
  • Serviço de Migração e Estrangeiros de Angola (Migration and Foreigners Service) is abbreviated as SME



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  • Angola has been an independent nation since 1975
    • Previously was a Portuguese colony
    • Countries to the north speak French.
  • Although rich in oil and mineral reserves, Angola is one of the poorest in the world
  • Overlander Dan Grec – The Road Chose Me – states Angola was one of the top 5 highlights of his time in West African
Map of Angola (Source » France)

Map of Angola (Source » France)

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This page was updated May 3, 2023