Angola has a seemingly endless coastline with beautiful beaches, small islands and sandbanks, forests, savannah and parks bursting with exotic flora and fauna which invite visitors to take part in a truly memorable journey.
When in Luanda, don't forget to visit the Miradouro da Lua (Moon Viewpoint) - around 40km from the centre - which gives you a breathtaking view over the cliffs, which look like something on the surface of the moon. In town, visit the Palácio de Ferro (Iron Palace), a historical monument in Luanda's city centre, whose design is attributed by many to Gustave Eiffel. You should also pay a visit to the National Slavery Museum and the Fortaleza de São Miguel (St. Michael's Fort), which is currently home to the Central Armed Forces Museum.
The Ilha do Cabo, 10 minutes from the coast road, brings together swimmers, local residents and tourists who want a pleasant swim in the warm waters, and to try some of the delicacies on offer at the many restaurants along the waterfront.
Mussulo is a few kilometres from the centre and is Luanda's main leisure area. With white sand, warm water and excellent conditions for surfing and other water sports, the beaches here are a great place to spend some time - in busy, lively areas or almost deserted spots.
At night, Luanda really heats up. Kizomba, semba, redita and kuduro are the beats which can be heard throughout the night. There are many options for those who love going out, and they can keep going until the next day begins. Nightclubs, cultural centres and social clubs around the city liven up the nights for those who live here. The best selection of bars and restaurants can be found just off the coast road on the Ilha de Luanda, which is one of the prettiest spots in the town.