Luanda Hotels, Angola
Epic Sana Luanda Hotel
Epic Sana Luanda Hotel is a 5-star rated hotel with four restaurants located at the heart Luanda. It offers you free internet or Wi-Fi in your room; lots of things to do and relax; offers dining, drinking and in-between snacks, and more services and conveniences you will need. Such offers include shuttle service, swimming pools, sauna, currency exchange, safety deposit box, babysitting and more.
Talatona Convention Hotel
Talatona Convention Hotel is another great 5-star hotel in Luanda. You can use it as your base to explore the city where vibrant life and fantastic attractions and destinations can be accessed easily. The hotel offers unparalleled services and facilities. Whether you are here on business or leisure, you have free access to Wi-Fi, fitness center, swimming pool, tennis court, poolside bar, restaurant, room service, and other services and conveniences available. Make a smart choice and book now.
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Luanda Brief Background
Luanda is the capital of Angola in its Atlantic coast. The rise from the past’s bloody conflicts to the recent massive boom of economic development is inspiring and brings peace and stability to the country.
Luanda is the country’s most populous city and which has the primary port and the center for industrial, cultural and urban development. The metropolitan has over 6 million residents.
The government’s revenues from oil, diamond and other resources are being invested to infrastructures and constructions of roads, airport, housing and other public facilities. The peace and stability attracted various foreign investors as well as tourists contributing to the local economy and development of the nation.
Luanda Brief History
Sao Paulo da Assuncao de Loanda was the former name of the present capital city – Luanda. The capital was founded by a Portuguese explorer in the 16th century with a hundred families and hundreds of soldiers settling then. The Portuguese built forts and one of the best ones that is visible today is the Fortaleza de Sao Miguel.
The Dutch ruled Luanda from 1640 to 1648 during which the city center served as slave trade center to Brazil – from around 1550 to 1836 (Wikipedia). The Portuguese were mostly the slave traders sending slaves to Brazil.
By the mid-18th century, between 5 and 10 thousands slaves were sold annually to Brazil. Slave trade was abolished in 1836 and later on Luanda opened its port to foreign shipping. By early 19th century, Luanda became one of the most developed Portugues cities of the Portuguese Empire. Angola gained independence from Portugal in 1975.
Climate and Geography
Luanda features a low humidity despite its low latitude, and its warmer months more bearable than in other western and central African cities. Dry months are from June to October, while the rainy season is from March to April only.
Luanda Hotels & Travels
The civil way devastated the railway but the recent restoration has made it functional for some destinations only.
Quatro de Fevereiro Airport, is Luanda’s main airport and the largest in the country. Other airports are currently under construction. Luanda International Airport offers large number of international connections which specially serves Angolans abroad.
Taxis and Minibuses. These transports provide the public services in the suburbs and the city proper.
Vans, called Cnadongueiros, can carry up to 15 passengers.
Travel Sites and Attractions
The bay of Luanda offers you a great and beautiful view of the natural harbor that surrounds Luanda. In addition, you can see and enjoy sites and places dotting within the city center.
Augostinho Neto mausoleum. This mausoleum is dedicated to the first president of Angola – Augustinho Neto who helped struggle for independence. The obelisk structure is visible when you arrive by plane.
Fortaleza de Sao Miguel. It is a self-contained city used for military garrison, slaves quarter and decorated with ornate wall tiles describing the history of the city.
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Populo. Built in 1482, it is considered as the first Anglican Church and treasured as the best cultural and historical site in Luanda.
National Museum of Slavery
Nationa Museum of Natural History
National Museum of Anthropology
Fortaleza de Sao Perdo da Barra
Have a great and enjoyable travel always!
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