Category: Angola

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Angola – Border Crossing into Nambia

Day 5 The road to Ondijva was again a nice drive and we made good progress throughout the day.  One thing I noticed about school kids in the whole of Angola was that unlike all other countries I had travelled so far where each school had their own coloured uniform,...

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Angola – Lunbango

Day 4 We drove more inland towards Lubango and once again the landscape changes but the consistent factor is the beauty of the country.  In the morning we spotted a couple of cyclists that looked like long distance travellers, when we met up with them they had also been travelling...

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Angola – Benguela

Visa Day 3 (of 5) Sadly on a 5 day transit visa we had to keep moving so there was no chance to check out anymore of Luanda!  On our way out we saw a woman grilling some chicken on the street and so for breakfast we bought some peri...

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Namibia – Border Crossing from Angola

Border The border on a Friday afternoon was busy but was not the kind of headache inducing offices that I have encountered before, you are asked to simply fill in one page of information as to what your purpose is and some personal information and then one of a few...

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Angola – Luanda

Day 2 On the way to Luanda near Ambriz, we met an army guy who was patiently waiting at the roadside and his car was lodged in a ditch off the side of the road.  When we asked him what happened he told us that a large Chinese driven truck...

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DRC Congo – Border to Angola

The road to the Angolan Border There are a few border entries to Angola that you can do if you are lucky enough to obtain a visa: 1. Ferry from Pointe Noire –> Cabinda –> Soyo 2. By road at Matadi 3. By road through Songololo (which is just before Matadi). We...

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Angola – Luvo Border

  Border At the Luvo border we had to wait 30 min for the official to finish his breakfast and turn up at his desk but after that the official papers were stamped so we though and we proceeded to leave the border post, at the gate that allowed us...

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Angolan Visa Options

Angola Visa So many people had told us different stories about obtaining an Angolan visa and the versions change depending on who we spoke to so we were a bit apprehensive about the process.  At the time of writing in 2010, these were the options we were presented with for trying to...