Angola is a former Portuguese colony in Southern Africa that is bordered by Namibia, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. After the country gained independence in 1975, it faced a devastating civil war that lasted until 2002. The result is that Angola remains largely undiscovered by foreign visitors and has much to offer for those seeking an authentic African experience.
Expansive, mostly unoccupied beaches and colonial remnants, such as the Fortress of São Miguel, are amongst the treasures Angola has to offer. Visitors will be surprised by the natural beauty in places like Quiçama (Kissama) and Cangandala National Parks, the Cunene River that originates in the Angolan highlands and the Kalandula Falls – one of the largest waterfalls by volume in Africa.