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Angola is unquestionably a country blessed by Nature itself. It is difficult to know which, is its greatest treasure, among its people – with all its cultural richness, its beauty or natural abundance.

Friendly and hospitable people, an incredible variety of landscapes and an enthusiastic and dynamic culture make Angola a country worth exploring. Regarding tourism, it can be said that Angola is a diamond in the rough, with an enormous unexplored potential.

Otherwise, let’s see: how many countries can be proud of having within their territories such a large variety of landscapes, climates, gorgeous beaches, mountains or tropical forest? Put all this together with an incredibly rich fauna and flora and we have one of the most promising tourist destinations in Africa and in the world.

Ecotourism, extreme sports, photographic and ethnographic safaris are some of our most successful tourism aspects, since all the major conditions already exist: waterfalls, natural parks, tropical forests, etc.

 

CLIMATE

The Angolan climate is characterised by two seasons: the warm and rainy season (September/April) and the dry and cold season (May/August).

On the shoreline there are high levels of precipitation that diminish from North to South, whereas the annual average temperature is a little above 23ºC. The interior area can be divided in the following manner: North with high temperatures and precipitation; Central Plateau with a dry season and average temperatures around 19ºC, and South with quite accentuated thermal amplitudes caused by the proximity of the desert and the influence of tropical air masses.

Some interesting data – Traffic Orientation: right side; Banks’ business hours: 08:00 – 15:00; Official language: Portuguese; National currency: Kwanza (American dollar is accepted in many places); Electricity: 220/240V; Time Zone: GMT/UTC +1; Phone code: +244; Measuring unit: metric.

Curiosity: When buying at the fruit market, vegetables or other produce, it is common for the client to ask for "squebra," which is the offering of a little more of the produce as courtesy.

 

 CULTURE

 One of the biggest Angolan advantages is unquestionably its culture in all its manifestations. Angolan music is as much traditional (semba, rebita), as it is modern (kizomba, kuduro, zouk) and has paved its way with international projection.

 There are a few traditional instruments that are worth mentioning and that are part of the Angolan cultural and traditional richness, such as the batuque, kissange and marimba.

 Traditional dances are extremely rhythmic, leaving no one indifferent.

 At each moment, they are enriched with new rhythms and variations as a showing of the keen Angolan creativity. Carnaval is without a doubt one of the cultural expressions to be followed with a harmonious combination of music, dancing and tradition. In terms of craftsmanship, Angola has a lot to offer.

 Wood craftsmanship is perhaps the one with more expression (African blackwood, rose wood, ash wood), but there are other materials that are masterfully explored such as clay, mateba (fibre of a palm tree), bronze, ivory, etc.

 

Important note: If you acquire craftsmanship work and intend to take them abroad, you must acquire a stamp officially issued by the Ministry for Culture and place the stamp on the purchased item.

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liens utiles
Government of Angola http://www.governo.gov.ao/
Newspaper of Angola http://jornaldeangola.sapo.ao
Public Television of Angola www.tpa.sapo.ao
National Radio of Angola www.rna.ao

Official Address

Official Address of the Embassy of the Republic of Angola in Guinea-Bissau

Av. Francisco Mendes 13, Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
Tel: (+245) 320 73 76/7
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Saturday - 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Sunday - Closed

 

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