4 Websites to learn about Angola by people who live here
Pictures by LNL, Turismo Angola, Eco Tur and Vivre en Angola
Looking for information about Angola besides the disastrous economy and the greed of the leading political party? Well, luckily you found me.
In a similar post, I gave you 4 Instagram accounts to follow to know more about Angola. Even though the pictures are gorgeous, they leave many unanswered questions. So, this time I’ll give you websites with information about the country, from its nature, food, what to see, where to stay and things to do. Because yes, here we have plenty of stuff to show and beautiful landscapes for you to visit.
Thus, without further ado, here are the 4 websites to learn about Angola, created by the insiders:
Even though it says Luanda on its name, this is a website where you’ll find information about the whole country. Restaurant and bar reviews, accommodation options and much more. You’ll also find guides that will show you several places to visit, options for where to eat, where to go and what to do.
As you may have been able to tell by now, this young team of explorers shows you how to have fun in Angola, with style.
This one is more like what you would expect from a typical tourism website. Here, you will find a guide for each of the 18 provinces of Angola with general information about them. That is, what to see such as natural attractions and places to visit, where to stay, what to eat and also what to do.
Turismo Angola has even an events tab with all upcoming cultural events all over the country. Go mingle with the local communities!
The only downside of the website is that it’s only in Portuguese, at the moment. However, you can always use Google translate to make sense of the simple information they share.
3. Eco Tur
Eco Tur is run by a team that has explored Angola from Cabinda to Cunene, as we say here. They offer weekly packages and tailor-made tours with transportation, accommodation, food and attractions. There are bilingual tour guides with you at all times.
If you visit their website you will find a description of their 1 to 10-day package trips and the gallery with the pictures of the places they visited. Feedback from their past customers is also shared.
To know more about what they are up to, follow them on Facebook.
Created by French expats, Vivre en Angola is definitely the place to go if you’re moving to Angola. It’s an independent news website where you will find tons of information, from what to know before coming, living costs, to what to bring.
There is plenty of information about the country itself, its history, geography, people and languages. Health, transportation, education and accommodation are explored topics as well.
You’ll find leisure activities, such as what sports to practice and where, which activities and associations to become part of and outings to have fun. And thanks to the French obsession for being thorough, there is touristic information not only about Angola, but also the neighbouring countries.
If you think this is it, you’ve never met a French person. Want to know where to buy your groceries? Check! Nice restaurant tips? Check! How about schooling options for your kids? You guessed it. Check!
Now you know where to find information to prepare yourself for the adventure that is Angola. Where to find nice restaurants, bars hotels and events. You have your source to find great tours and explore the whole country.
Please let me know which one of those websites were most useful for you. If you have any other suggestions, don’t be shy to share.
See you soon and don’t forget to be happy.