Went here on a Friday lunchtime and tried the Sushi. I have to say it was superb, fresh fish and well prepared. We even had Salmon Roses on the platter we ordered. Service was very good and the whole place very clean. Drinks were a bit slow but we weren't in a rush so it wasn't an issue. I will definitely go here again.more
I have stayed 3 times in the last two years at Hotel Tropico. Rooms are always extremely difficult...more
This was without doubt my favorite place to visit in Luanda: Palacio de Ferro was one of the highlights of our tour through Luanda and this iron building has a really interesting story: It was obviously preconstructed in France by the famous architect Gustave Eiffel in the 1890s and taken by ship to Madagascar, where it never arrived, because the...more
Most of the oil industry folks working in this area rent houses along the Stinger - aka the peninsula which faces the Atlantic. It's very nice, it seems safe, folks walk around no problems. There are a few bars around to relax in.. . One of our guys there mentioned that the best part of the week was the Sunday lunchtime beach voleyball, up near the...more
The road from Luanda is in pretty good condition apart from a couple of seriously rough spots. the last 40KM area bit of a nightmare but you just have to hold! it's nothin too serious just dam bumpy!The journey is worth it even just for the scenery... A couple of hours out of Luanda you begin to see the mountains which are pretty spectacular. You...more
One of the most beautiful cities of Angola.It containes indeed the most sung landscapes of Angola, as the Serra da Leba, the Crack of Tundavala or Nossa Senhora do Monte.It was once the most beautiful and emblematic cities of Angola.A city, that after the war stands out for reconstruction.Still has much to be rebuilt, but the people are friendly,...more
If you travel by road, from Benguela to Lubango, the road is very nice, 70% new, with some dark points ( holes, mud, etc.). The danger is that you have long tracks with good asphalt and you may become sleepy, an animal my jump to the road and there might be a bridge that is shorter than the road...At night always think that what looks like a...more
The Crack of Tundavala is a vertical cut about 1,000 meters along the western wall of the plateau.Last GPS altitude checking... 2.249 m.So if you are not used to altitud, avoid running.Great granit blocks road up to the hill, departing from the city. On the way up you will pass for a small water reservoir and notice unusual and beatiful rock forms...more
Many of the villages around Huambo had guys running around the streets dressed in all sorts of costumes yielding whips and machetes... Very alarming on first sight but we could soon tell that it was all a bit of fun as there was a party going on in the villages. Think it was becuase of New Year but unsure... didn't hang around to ask any questions...more
The mountains surrounding Huambo are quite spectacular and there are many great views. This picture was taken about an hour north of Huambo. Unfortunatly you have to enjoy the views from the road as the area is scattered with 1000s of landmines. Don't know the name of this mountain but if anyone does please let me know.more
If you want to go to Benguela by airplane, take Air26.Air26 takes only about 45 min to one hour to and from Luanda.TAAG takes about 4 hours because it stops in several cities.Ticket fare is $150 USDThe airplane it's a Embraer 135, very confortable, fast bagadge delivery.Free seats. Who gets first in to the airplane gets the best seat or the seat he...more
Rain watter collecting pipe system doesn't collect only watter from the rain.During the years several houses were conected to this system. The result it's that you have all kind of domestic swedge infiltrated in the sand and reaching the sea water without any treatment. Kids around there use to pick up water from the broken pipes and use it to wash...more
Got a question about Benguela? Get an answer from our Location locals and frequent travelers
The Desert City
Favorite thing: The city that unites the desert and the sea in one.
A simple city, clean enough, but with water the mixture of sand that rises in the clothes.
A city of fishermen, for its harbor is near the city streets.
Like almost all cities in Angola, this one also is in full reconstruction after decades of war that destroyed its beauty.
One of the main curiosities of the Namib Desert is the occurrence of a strange plant called Welwitschia mirabilis. Each Welwitschia has only two single leaves and can reach several meters in diameter.
The name of the plant was given in honor of the Austrian botanist Friedrich Welwitsch.
Fondest memory: The city that unites the desert and the sea in one.Related to:
Top Angola Hotels
- Luanda Hotels
- 169 Reviews - 397 Photos