Blogs from Malanje, West, Angola, Africa


Africa » Angola » West » Malanje January 18th 2018

We knew it would be difficult... We knew ANGOLA isn't easy for travelers... We didn't know anyone who had done it before... but we had a plan, and we really wanted to do it! We were visiting the Black Sable National Park and watch Angola's National animal in the wild! Did we manage to see the Black sable live? This park isn't signed, there's no entry checkpoint... we were told that we had to go to the tribal chief (Soba) and ask permission! So we did, we went to the nearby village asked to see the soba. The Soba says this is a very important matter and we should ask for an audition with another tribal chef, another soba, the big Soba! When we arrived at the bigger village, to ask for an audience with the ... read more

Africa » Angola » West » Malanje January 15th 2013

The plane was full - 95% middle aged white guys on the flight + long immigration lineup. They have the most frustrating sequence of id and baggage checks on the way out. A few beers with an South African cousin to get the lay of the land. He told me a scary story of the chinese convicts that are working construction in Luanda. Drive up to the Capanda dam, lots of green, baobob trees - hardly any cars, people or villages. Inside the hill resort Pungo-Andongo + a walk up the hill. Roads are so quiet, where is my motorcycle? Goats can sleep, people dry clothes, have fruit markets, and display bush meat on them.... read more
Sunset over barbed wire
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