Angola is located Southern part of Africa, bordering South Atlantic Ocean, which is between Democratic Republic of Congo and Namibia. Angola has borders along Congo (Kinshasa) for 2511 kilometers, Congo (Brazzaville) for 201 kilometers, Namibia for 1376 kilometers and Zambia for 1110 kilometers. Land of Angola is a narrow coastal plain rises to the vast interior plateau. Angolan land covers a total area of 1246700 sq. km. which is slightly less twice the size from Texas
Black Rocks of Pungo Andongo
Angola is a home to some other relatively unknown treasures in this world. As spectacular as other world-wonder, the Black Rocks of Pungo Andongo rises up majestically over African savanne landscapes. This is known locally as the Pedras Negras de Pungo Andongo, these rocks are main tourist sites in Malanje province. They are steeped in intrigue and history, since no one knows how the colossal rocks, some up to 200m high, came here as their geological formations are out of keeping with the surroundings of the savannah.
Legends have it that in the sixteenth century, the Pungo Andongo was the capital of ancient Kingdom of Ndongo ruled over by King Ngola Kiluanji together with Queen Ginga Mbandi. Rock carvings are found there said to represent footprints made by the fleeing queen who was disturbed by the soldiers as she was bathing in the stream in the foot of the stone.
In later years, Portuguese established a military fort in the rocks which was notorious by Portugal. Its name was then used to scare those naughty children, their parents would tell them that they would end up at Pungo Andongo if they misbehaved. In the 1920’s the political prisoners were held at the fort and during the Angola’s civil war the rocks were the key battle ground between the opposing forces.
Namib-Naukluft National Park
The Namib Desert is in Namibia but it extends to Angola. It is in the southwestern part of Angola where Namib Desert forms a Namib-Naukluft National Park which is considered as the largest game reserve in Africa.
The Namib name is translated locally to the “vast place,” the desert is known to be as the oldest desert on earth. The Namib Desert accounts approximately 31,200 sq mi or 90,000 sq km. Although not that big as the Sarah Desert, Namib stretches 1,000 miles or 1600 km from the north to south and considered as the widest spot that reaches 100 miles or 160 km across.
Kota, Morena Beaches
Benguela is a big city of Angola founded in 1617 by Portuguese and it is Angola’s second city, if we’re talking about the city’s population, and it is known as the cultural capital with small-city ambience. It’s mainly surrounded by very beautiful and amazing, with a very clean water, beaches just like the world’s renown Kaota, Morena, and Baia Azul, and the golden beaches Baia Farta, Praia, and the Kaota Beach .
Baia Azul Beaches
The country’s most popular sports are deep sea fishing and scuba diving in Baia Azul Beach. It has all the years as a tropical climate which has some little variations. The warmest months of Angola are from September to October, and the coolest are from July to August. Rains are usually falls between the months of November and April.
Another tourist spot of Angola is the Calendula Waterfalls in the Malange. You can also take a trip to Lobito, considered as a unique and original city of Angola, where they can still see remains of first ancient railway line or you can also go to Buffalo Partial Reserve. Meet hospitable and friendly people, which will make your stay worthy and complete in Angola, and have an unforgettable experience. Spend quality time with your partner, friends and families and see how beautiful this waterfalls look.