Angola Visa in Canada

Canadian citizens and permanent residents need a visa to travel to Angola, just like most people throughout the world. The Angola tourist visa is valid for 30 days and must be used within 60 days of approval. Angola is believed to be joining the KAZA visa program in the near future. Transit visas are not normally required if you are not leaving the airport.

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The Climate of Angola

Map of Angola By Sadalmelik (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

[Public Domain]

Angola is located in tropical Africa, and can be devided into five climate zones. Like most tropical countries, it has a dry season and a rainy season. The climate zones are:

  • tropical savanna climate in the north of the country (and a little bit in the extreme southeast);
  • humid subtropical climate in the east;
  • subtropical oceanic highland climate in the centre-west of the country;
  • warm, semi-arid climate along the southern border and along the central and north coast (including Luanda, the capital city);
  • warm dessert climate in the extreme southwest of the country.

All parts of Angola experience a cooler "winter" from June to September and a rainy "summer" the rest of the year. In the north, there is a lot more rain than in other parts of the country.

 

Rainy Season

For most of Angola, the rainy season lasts from October to May, though it is extended in the far north of the country.
 

Dry Season

The dry season in Angola is typically hot as well, but the heat and dryness both depend on which climate region you are in - the tropical areas are hotter and wetter even in the "dry" season, the sub-tropical areas are milder and dryer, with the exception of the dessert regions.

 

Luanda

The capital and most populous city of Angola is Luanda. Luanda is located on the semi-arid coast.  The table below highlights the average weather for Luanda throughout the year.

Month January February March April May June July August September October November December Year
Record high °C 32.8 35.0 35.0 34.4 36.1 31.7 29.4 28.3 28.9 31.7 36.7 34.4 36.7
Average high °C 28.3 29.4 30.0 29.4 27.8 25.0 23.3 23.3 24.4 26.1 27.8 28.3 26.9
Daily mean °C 25.8 26.7 27.0 26.7 25.3 22.5 20.8 20.6 21.9 23.9 25.3 25.8 24.4
Average low °C 23.3 23.9 23.9 23.9 22.8 20.0 18.3 17.8 19.4 21.7 22.8 23.3 21.8
Record low °C 20.6 21.1 21.1 21.1 17.8 15.0 14.4 14.4 16.7 18.3 20.0 19.4 14.4
precipitation mm 25.4 35.6 76.2 116.8 12.7 1.3 0.0 1.3 2.5 5.1 27.9 20.3 325.1
Average precipitation days
(≥ 0.1 mm)
3 3 6 8 2 0 0 0 1 2 4 3 32
Average relative humidity (%) 77.5 75.5 77.0 79.5 79.5 78.5 79.5 81.0 80.0 79.0 78.0 77.0 78.5
Mean monthly
sunshine hours
217 198 217 180 217 210 155 155 150 155 180 186 2,220

Source: Wikipedia

 

Angola Culture

Here are some things you need to know about Angola and its cultural traditions.

  • Angola is the 7th largest country in Africa, but there are only about 24 million Angolans, making the country one of the least dense in Africa and the world.
  • Though the official language of Angola is Portuguese, the country recognizes six native languages and the population speaks over 100 different dialects.
  • Angola has many Christians of different sects, as well as somewhere between 100,000 and 500,000 Mulisms.
  • Angola is home to a number of different African tribes - there are about 10 major tribes and numerous off-shoots.

Angola Ethnicity Map 1970 By Angola_tribes_1970.jpg: USG derivative work: Jon C (Angola_tribes_1970.jpg) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

1970 Map of Angolan Ethnicities [Public Domain]

  • Angolan music is usually thought of as a mixture of traditional African music, Portuguese music and Brazilian music. Angola's semba music is closely related to Brazil's samba music.

 

Languages of Angola

Portuguese is the native language of approximately 40% of the population and the second language of the vast majority of the people. French is also spoken as a native or second language in Cabdina and some other northern areas.

At independence, the new country of Angola selected six of the different tribal languages to be "national" languages, taught across the country. All six languages are from the Bantu family. Those six are:

Language Speakers in Angola
Umbundu 6 million
Kimbundu 4 million
Kikongo 1.5 million approximately
Uchokwe Numbers unknown
Ukwanyama 420,000 approximately
Nganguela Unknown

 

Ethnicity

There are a number of ethnic groups in Angola:

Ethnic Group Language Religion Approximate Population
Ovimbundu Umbundu Christian (IECA, Catholic) 6 million
Ambundu Kimbundu, Portuguese Christianity, Bantu religions 4 million
Bakongo Kikongo, Lingala, Portuguese, French Christianity, Bantu religions 1.5 million
Metico Portuguese Christianity 450,000
Chinese Chinese Various 340,000
Portuguese Portuguese Christianity 220,000
French French Christianity 4,000
Other AFrican
(Ambo, Herero, Xindonga,
Ganguela, Haneca-Humbe, Chokwe)
Uchokwe, Ukwanyama, Nganguela, etc. Various 5.3 million

 

Etiquette in Angola

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Visas

There are 11 types of visas for Angola, which makes it somewhat confusing as to what you need. What most people are looking for is an "Ordinary Visa," the name Angola uses for a regular tourist visa.

 

General Requirements

The applicant must

  1. Hold a Canadian or foreign passport valid for a minimum of six months;
  2. Have completed the application forms;
  3. Provide an itinerary;
  4. Provide an Invitation Letter;
  5. Provide proof of vaccination;
  6. Paid the application fees;
  7. Provide proof of no criminal record, translated into Portuguese.

 

Submitting in Person

All visas must be submitted in person to the Embassy of Angola in Ottawa between the hours of 9:30AM and 3:30PM. (Note: The Embassy closes for Lunch.) 

Please see the list of diplomatic missions in Canada below.

 

Tourist Visas aka Ordinary Visas

Eligibility

You can apply for a Angolan Ordinary Visa if you are coming to Angola for recreation, sports or a "cultural visit" and you are not planning on staying longer than 30 days.

 

Terms and Conditions of Your Ordinary Visa

  • You must enter Angola within 60 days after receiving the visa.
  • You must leave Angola within 30 days of entering.
  • The visa holder cannot engage in any "paid activity" nor can they establish residence

 

Requirements for an Ordinary Visa

In order to get your Ordinary Visa, you must submit the following to the Embassy:

  1. Copies of biographical pages and visa pages of your Canadian (or foreign) passport (validity must be greater than 6 months).
  2. Two application forms, fully completed.
  3. Two passport photos.
  4. Copy of your International Vaccination Card.
  5. Copy of your itinerary in Angola.
  6. Your letter of Invitation authenticated by the Angolan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MIREX).
  7. A Money Order of CAD$125, payable to the Embassy of the Republic of Angola in Canada.

You can pick up the Visa on Fridays between 9:30 and 3:30 at the Embassy in Ottawa.

 
 

Business Visas

There is no business visa for Angola. You can apply for an ordinary visa, provided you will not be receiving any money. If you will be receiving funds, you will have to apply for a Work Visa.

 

Other Visas

Type of Visa Type of Travel
Diplomatic, Official and Courtesy Visas For diplomats and "offical characters"
Priiledged Visa For investors
Transit Visa For people travelling through Angola to another country
Work Visa There are 6 types. See here for details
Tourism Visa The same as an ordinary visa but with stricter requirements
Short Stay Visa For travellers staying in Angola between 72 hours and 7 days
Temporary Stay Visa Stay in Angola up to 1 year
Residence Visa Stay in Angola up to 120 days (extendable)

 

Angolan Missions in Canada

All Canadian passport holders, whether they are holders of diplomatic passports, service passports, with Business and Tourism purposes, are required to get a visa before they can enter Angola.

There is only the Embassy of Angola in Ottawa, where you must submit your visa application in person.

 

Vaccines and Health Information

Vaccination or Disease

 

Recommendations or Requirements for Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

 

Routine Required if you are not up-to-date with routine shots, such as measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus (DPT) vaccine, poliovirus vaccine, etc.
Hepatitis A Highly recommended for all unvaccinated travellers
Hepatitis B Recommended for all unvaccinated travellers who will have sex, get a tattoo or receive medical care while in Angola
Malaria Highly recommended as you can be exposed to Malaria in all parts of Angola
Typhoid Highly recommended for all unvaccinated travellers
Yellow Fever Required for all travellers 9 months of age or older. You must submit proof of vaccination with your visa application.
Rabies Recommended if
  • you will be camping or doing other adventure travel outdoors;
  • you will be working with animals;
  • you plan to stay in Angola a long time;
  • you are a child.

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Other Health Considerations

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Travel Alerts for Canadians in Angola

Canadian Government's Travel Alerts

 

Calling Angola

To make a direct call to Angola from Canada, you need to follow the international dialing format given in the box below. The dialing format is same for calling Angola from a mobile or land line from Canada.

To call Angola from Canada

Dial 011 - 244 - 9 digit local number

  •  011 - Exit code for Canada, and is needed for making any international call from Canada
  •  244 - ISD Code or Country Code of Angola

List of area codes in Angola

Area Codes are included in the local number when you dial.

Area Code Area/City Area Code Area/City Area Code Area/City Area Code Area/City
2 Luanda 31 Cabinda 32 Zaire 321 Soyo
33 Uíge 34 Bengo 348 Caxito 35 Kuanza Norte
358 N'Dalatando 36 Kuanza Sul 363 Sumbe 364 Porto Amboim
41 Huambo 48 Bie 485 Kuíto 49 Kuando Kubango
51 Malange 526 Dundo 53 Lunda Sul 535 Saurimo
54 Moxico 546 Luena 61 Huíla 612 Lubango
64 Namibe 643 Tombua 65 Cunene 652 St. Clara/Cunene
655 Ondjiva 72 Benguela 722 Lobito 726 Bela Vista
728 Baía Farta 729 Catumbela 777 Dama Universal    

 

Time Difference

Angola is on West Africa Time (GMT+1). They do not observe Daylight Savings.

Canadian Time Zone

# of Hours Difference with Angola

# of Hours Difference during Canadian DST
Pacific (BC, Yukon) 9 hours 8 hours
Mountain (Alberta, western Nunvaut, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan) 8 hours 7 hours
Central (Manitoba, Northwest Territories, central Nunavut, northwestern Ontario, Saskatchewan) 7 hours 6 hours (except Saskatchewan)
Eastern (most of Ontario, most of Quebec) 6 hours 5 hours
Atlantic (Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, eastern Quebec) 5 hours 4 hours
Newfoundland 4.5 hours 3.5 hours

 

Angolan Money

Angola uses the Kwanza (AOK). Use the converter below to see how it compares to the Canadian dollar:

 

Costs

Restaurants Average Price Range
Regular Meal USD$20.00 USD$18.00-$26.00
3-Course Meal for Two USD$65.00 USD$60.00-$80.00
Fast Food Combo USD$20.00 USD$15.00-$25.00
Domestic Beer (Pint) USD$2.00 USD$2.00-$3.00
Imported Beer (333ml bottle) USD$3.00 USD$2.00-$5.00
Cappuccino (regular) USD$2.60 USD$2.00-$3.00
Soda Pop (333ml can or bottle) USD$1.34 USD$1.00-$2.00
Water (333ml bottle) USD$1.00 USD$1.00-$1.02
Groceries Average Price Range
Milk (1 litre) USD$2.26 USD$1.73-$3.00
Loaf Bread (500g) USD$1.71 USD$1.30-$2.50
Rice (kg) USD$2.33 USD$2.00-$2.60
Dozen Eggs USD$4.79 USD$3.50-$5.50
Local Cheese (1kg) USD$26.95 USD$20.00-$35.85
Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts (kg) USD$9.41 USD$9.00-S10.00
Apples (kg) USD$3.90 USD$3.60-$4.00
Oranges (kg) USD$3.92 USD$3.60-$4.00
Tomato (kg) USD$4.00 USD$3.00-$5.00
Potato (kg) USD$2.71 USD$2.50-$3.00
Head of Lettuce USD$3.00 USD$3.00-$3.00
Water (1.5 litre bottle) USD$1.29 USD$1.00-$1.50
Decent Bottle of Wine USD$15.00 USD$10.00-$16.39
Domestic Beer (tallboy) USD$1.68 USD$1.00-$2.05
Imported Beer (333ml litre bottle) USD$1.58 USD$1.50-$1.70
Pack of Cigarettes USD$1.70 USD$1.54-$2.00
Transportation Average Price Range
One-way Ticket (Local Transit) USD$1.00 USDD$1.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) USD$60.00 USD$60.00
Taxi Starting Price) USD$1.50 USD$0.51-$2.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Traffic) USD$1.51 USD$0.51-$2.50
Taxi 1hour Waiting USD$12.00 USD$12.00
Gasoline (1 litre) USD$0.73 USD$0.60-$1.00
1 minute of Prepaid Mobile Phone (No Discounts or Plans) USD$0.60 USD$0.21-$1.00
Sports And Leisure Average Price Range
1 Hour Tennis Court Rental USD$20.00 US$20.00
1 Ticket for a Hollywood Movie USD$17.00 USD$15.00-$20.00
Clothing And Shoes Average Price Range
1 Pair of Jeans USD$150.00 USD$150.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store USD$100.00 USD$100.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes USD$160.00 USD$120.00-S200.00
1 Pair of Men's Leather Business Shoes USD$118.67 USD$56.00-$200.00

Source: Numbeo

 

Exchanging Money

You can exchange money at the following places:

  • banks
  • bureaux de changes
  • grocery stores with "change windows"
  • and even on the street (at black market rates).

The best rates are at the bureaux de changes. It's more likely you will be able to change American dollars or Euros for Kwanzas, rather than Canadian dollars. Be aware that Banks may not have enough Kwanzas to exchange for your dollars or Euros.

 

ATMs

Most ATMs do not allow you to access your home bank account. Most ATMs are in Luanda or a few of the other major cities. There are no ATMs outisde of major cities at the moment. Better off bringing cash. 

 

Traveler's Cheque

Traveler's cheques are not accepted in many places in Angola. Do not bring them with you.

 

Credit Cards

Credit Cards are not normally accepted at most places, including many hotels and restaurants. A few in Luanda may accept them. Also, the few ATMS will likely not accept your credit cards.

 

Tipping

Tipping is not common in Angola, however, as a westerner, with a lot more money than most Angolans, it is considered good form to tip at least a little bit:

Service Tip
Bars Round up to the next major domination of Kwanza if you're feeling generous, but it is not expected
Hotels More expensive hotels will add a tip to your bill but this may not go to the staff. Feel free to give a tip to any staff that help you out or clean your room
Restaurants If you're very happy with your meal, tip 10%, but it is not expected
Taxi Round up to the next major denomination of Kwanza
Tours Tip your Guide 10% and tip your Driver 5%

 

Portuguese Phrases Related to Money

Do you accept American/Australian/Canadian dollars? Aceita dólares americanos / australianos / canadianos?
Do you accept British pounds? Aceita libras britânicas?
Do you accept Euros? Aceita Euros?
Do you accept credit cards? Aceita cartões de crédito?
Can you change money for me? Posso cambiar dinheiro para mim?
Where can I get money changed? Onde posso cambiar dinheiro?
Money or Cash Dinheiro
Numbers um, dois, três, quatro, cinco, seis, sete (seche), oito, nove, dez
Bank Banco
ATM Machine Caixa (caysha) Eletronica
Check Cheque (shek)
Credit Card Cartão de Crédito
Cost Custo
Coin moeda
Bill nota
Change troco
Exchange troca or câmbio 

 

Electrical Information

Angolan outlets provide electricity in the range between 220 and 240 volts. Many North American appliances are built for only 110-120 volts, so make sure to check before using a socket. (Some appliances may be able to handle 240 volts.)

If your appliance cannot handle over 200 volts you will need both a voltage converter and an adapter.

Universal plug By Nikhilb239 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

by NikhilB239 / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0

Angola uses two types of plugs:

  • "Type C" European CEE 7/16 Europlug
  • "Type E/F" European CEE 7/4 or 7/5 Schuko

So whether or not your appliances are built to handle 200+ volts, you will need an adapter.

Adapter Coyau / Wikimedia Commons, via Wikimedia Commons

by Coyau / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0

 

Emergency Information

Canadian Diplomatic Missions in Angola

Consulate of Canada in Luanda

Street Address:
Rua Rei Katyavala 113
Luanda, Angola

Postal Address:
P.O. Box 3360
Luanda, Angola

Telephone: 244 222 448-371, 448-377 or 448-366
Fax: 244 222 449-494

E-mail: consul.can@angonet.org

 

Embassy of Canada in Zimbabwe

Street Address:
45 Baines Avenue
Harare, Zimbabwe

Postal Address:
P.O. Box 1430
Harare, Zimbabwe

Telephone: 263 4 252-181, 252-182, 252-183, 252-184 or 252-185
Fax: 263 4 252-186 or 252-187

E-mail: Hrare-cs@international.gc.ca

www.zimbabwe.gc.ca

Hours:
Monday to Thursday:10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Read More about the Role of Canadian Embassies Abroad

 

Lost or Stolen Belongings

 

Stolen Wallet

Read More

 

Helpful Portuguese Phrases for Emergencies

Crime and Theft

 
You must go to the police station. Você tem que ir à esquadra da polícia.
Is there a police station near here? Há alguma esquadra da polícia perto?
My watch has been stolen. Roubaram-me o relógio.
I think I put my wallet on the counter. Acho que pus a minha carteira no balcão.
Can I have your name and address, please. Pode dar-me o seu nome e morada, por favor?
Where have you looked for it? Onde o/a procurou?
   

Lost Items

 
Where did you lose your bag? Onde perdeu o seu saco?
What was inside it? O que tinha lá dentro?
There was a camera inside. Tinha uma máquina fotográfica dentro do saco.
When did you lose your camera? Quando perdeu a sua máquina fotográfica?
What's it like? Como é?
What shape is it? Qual é o feitio?
Was it marked with your name? Estava marcado/a com o seu nome?
How valuable is it? Quanto vale?
You must fill in a report form. Tem que preencher um impresso de queixa.
   

Road Accidents

 
I've lost my passport. Perdi o meu passaporte.
There has been a accident. Houve um acidente.
We must call the police. Temos que chamar a polícia.
We must phone for an ambulance. Temos que chamar uma ambulância pelo telefone.
How did the accident happen? Como sucedeu o acidente?
Was he going fast? Ele ia depressa?
Do you have your driving license? Tem a sua carta de condução?
Do you have your insurance certificates? Têm os vossos papéis de seguro?
Were there any witnesses? Houve alguma testemunha?
I witnessed it happening. Eu vi o que aconteceu.
It wasn't my fault. Não foi culpa minha.
It wasn't his right of way. Ele não tinha prioridade.
I crashed into the truck. Eu bati no camião.
The accident happened at the crossroads. O acidente aconteceu no cruzamento.
   

Disasters

 
The strong winds blew the tree down. O vento forte deitou a árvore abaixo.
The storms caused flooding. As tempestades causaram inundações.
There is a bomb alert. Há um alerta de bomba.
There was a big explosion. Houve uma grande explosão.
Telephone the fire service. Telefone para os bombeiros.
Can you help me. Pode ajudar-me?
He broke the window. Ele partiu a janela.
Evacuate the building, please. Evacuem o edifício, por favor.
fire fogo
storm tempestade
flood inundação
explosion explosão
murder assassínio
shooting tiroteio
police polícia
fire service bombeiros
ambulance ambulância
help! ajuda!
   

General Problems

 
Leave me alone! Deixe(a)-me em paz! (DAY-sheh(shah)-meh ehn pahsh!)
Don't touch me! Não me toque(s)! (now meh TOH-keh(sh)!)
I'll call the police. Vou chamar a polícia. (voh shah-MAHR ah poo-LEE-syah)
Police! Polícia! (poo-LEE-syah!)
Stop! Thief! Ladrão! (lah-DROW!)
I need your help. Preciso da sua(tua) ajuda. (preh-SEE-zoo dah swah(twah) ah-ZHOO-dah)
It's an emergency. É uma emergência. (eh OO-mah ee-mehr-ZHEHN-syah)
I'm lost. Estou perdido(a). (ish-TOH pehr-DEE-doo(ah))
I lost my bag. Perdi o meu saco. (PEHR-dee oo MEH-oo SAH-koo)
I lost my wallet. Perdi a minha carteira. (PEHR-dee ah MEE-nyah kahr-TAY-rah)
I'm sick. Eu estou doente. (EH-oo ish-TOH doo-EHN-teh)
I've been injured. Eu fui ferido. (EH-oo fwee feh-REE-doo)
I need a doctor. Preciso de um médico. (preh-SEE-zoo deh oon meh-DEE-koo)
Can I use your phone? Posso usar o seu(teu) telefone? (POHS-soo OO-sahr o SEH-oo(TEH-oo) teh-leh-FOH-neh)
Help! Socorro! (soo-KOH-roo!)
Help me! Ajude(a)-me! (ah-ZHOO-deh(dah)-meh!)
Look out! Atenção! /Cuidado! (ah-tehn-sow! / "cooy-DAH-doo!")
   

Accidents

 
I have had an accident Eu teve um acidente
This is an emergency Temos uma emergência
I need an ambulance Preciso uma ambulância
I need a doctor Preciso um médico
I need the police Chamar a polícia
Heart attack Infarct
I have had / he/she has had a stroke Eu sofrei/ ele/ela sofreou um aneurisma, ataque apopléctico
Very sick Muito doente
Unconscious Inconsciente
Where is the nearest hospital? Onde e o hospital mais próximo?
Is there a pharmacy near here? Há uma farmácia aqui perto?
Call the fire services Chamar os bombeiros
I have had a car accident Eu teve um acidente de carro
I have been robbed/mugged Eu fui vitimo dum assalto!

 

Calling Canada from Angola

To make a direct call to Canada from Angola, you need to dial 00 plus the country code for Canada (1), followed by the number.

To call Canada from Angola

Dial 00 - 1 - Area Code - local number

1 - ISD Code or Country Code of Canada

List of area codes in Canada

Province Code Province  Code
Alberta

403 / 587 (southern Alberta)

587 / 780 (central and northern Alberta)

Nunavut 867
BC

236 / 250 / 778 (majority of BC)

236 / 604 / 778 (Metro Vancouver)

Ontario

226 / 519 (southwestern Ontario)

249 / 705 (northeastern Ontario)

289 / 365 / 905 (Greater Toronto Area)

343 / 613 (eastern Ontario)

416 / 647 (Toronto)

807 (northwestern Ontario)

Manitoba 204 / 431 PEI 782 / 902
New  Brunswick 506 Quebec

418 / 581 (eastern Quebec)

438 / 514 (Montreal)

450 / 579 (Greater Montreal)

819 / 873 (remainder of Quebec)

Newfoundland and Labrador 709 Saskatchewan 306 / 639
Northwest Territories 867 Yukon 867
Nova Scotia 782 / 902    

 

Maps of Angola

Map of Angola By CIA [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

[Public Domain]

 

Regions of Angola

Regions of Angola By Burmesedays [CC BY 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

by Burmesedays / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY 3.0

 

Luanda

 

Driving in Angola

Don't buy a car. Cars often cost nearly double what they would cost in Canada. Rental cars are cheap, but make sure to get insurance. Gas is cheap but hard to find.

Driving is hazardous, both because of a lack of road signs and lights (and overall congestion) and because of the lack of upkeep on the roads, especially during the rainy season. Angola is one of the more dangerous countries to drive in the whorld.

To get more information about driving in Angola, leave us a message in the box at the bottom of this page.

 

Transportation

Buses

Buses in Angola are privately owned and operated. There is no effective regulation. In Luanda, use TURA (Transporte Urbano Rodoviario de Angola). Most buses are overcrowed and can often be driven very recklessly. There are loads of smaller "minibuses." They are usually blue and white. 

Hotels in Luanda will usually provide their own shuttle services.

 

Taxis

Taxis are not common in Angola. People normally use minibuses instead of taxis. 

 

Internet in Angola

Only about 17% of the country has access to the internet, and most of this access is not yet up to the broadband standard.

There are four major telecommunications companies and seven ISPs, some of which are subsidiaries of the telecom comapnies:

  • ACS (ISP)
  • Angola Telecom (owned by the government) and its Multitel and TV-Cabo ISPs
  • ITA (ISP)
  • Itelnet
  • MS Telcom
  • MVcomm
  • NetOne
  • Startel
  • TSOL Networks

There are a couple of internet cafes in Luanda but you are unlikely to find any outside of the capital.

 

Shopping in Angola

Luanda is considered by many to the Most Expensive City in the World, so shopping is not something you should plan on doing while in Angola in Luanda unless you are very well off.

Outside of Luanda, there aren't malls and shopping revolves more around "African" handmade products and trinkets.

 

Angolan Food

Angolan food has a large Portuguese influence. Pork, chicken and fish are the most common proteins. Rice is a major staple, as is flour. Prominent vegetables include sweet potatoes, tomatoes, onions and okra.

Calulu By elingunnur (Own work) [CC BY 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

Calulu by elingunnur / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY 3.0

Moambo By Rui Gabriel Correia (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Moambo by Rui Gabriel Correira / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0

Funge By Adriao (Own work) [CC BY 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

Funge by Adria / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY 3.0

Feijao By Adriao (Own work) [CC BY 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

Feijao by Adriao / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY 3.0

 

Angolan Drinks

Liquor and Beer

Angolans consume a number of different types of home made liquors. There are is also an Angolan style of beer (regularl lagers are also popular).

Kussangua is a popular corn-based non-alcoholic drink. Pops are also very popular.

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