Angola has much to offer to tourists. This is a country where visitors will find truly amazing, one of a kind nature. Picturesque savannahs, tropical forests, magnificent coastline and tender sun make this country a candidate for a perfect resort destination. The country is famous not only for its nature landmarks, but also for numerous interesting towns rich in history. Angola is home to some unique places of interest and its rich heritage simply cannot leave visitors indifferent.
The capital of the country, Luanda, is, without a doubt, the main historical center of Angola. The city was founded in the end of the 16th century, when Angola was yet a colonial country. Many architectural landmarks of Luanda are reminiscent of that period in the history of the country. The major part of streets and quarters was built in 16th – 18th centuries. If you take a walk on the streets of Luanda, you will surely notice beautiful mosaic that adorns mains streets of the Old City. Fortress of Sao Miguel and the building of the university are considered the most famous buildings of the colonial period. There are also several museums that are mostly dedicated to ethnographic and historical collections. The biggest expositions and most valuable artifacts can be found in the Museum of Angola and the Dundu Museum.
Those tourists, who prefer active rest, will find what they want in the town of Namibe. The resort is famous for its absolutely stunning beaches that are suitable for various water based activities. There is a desert with the same name not far away from the resort. The desert is a true paradise for fans of hunting. During a trip among barchans, you will see exotic animals, rare flowers and oases. Tombua is another popular tourist destination in Angola. This is a port city that is very popular with fans of fishing. Tombua is the largest fishing region in the country, so best seafood markets and fish restaurants are located there. Guests can also buy finishing gear and try their luck.
One of the most beautiful national reserve areas in Angola is called Bibala County. The reserve is famous for its unique mineral springs and forests rich in herbs.
Fans of sightseeing are recommended to visit Benguela. The town still keeps an ancient fort built in the beginning of the 16th century. The fort witnessed numerous fights and attacks. It had a major role in the outcome of many military campaigns. Besides the old castle, the historical part of the town is the location of several quarters that date back to the colonial period, as well as of several museums, the majority of which are dedicated to the history of Angola.
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