Flights to Angola: practical information
Cheap airlines to Angola
Central Africa awaits! Angola is in the heart of Africa and has plenty to offer the intrepid traveller. Start planning your holiday in Angola with cheap flights to Angola’s main airport, Luanda-4-de-Febereiro (LAD) just outside the capital, Luanda. Swiftair, Royal Air Maroc, Southern African Airways, Emirates all fly to Luanda.
When to book flights to Angola
Angola has two seasons: wet and dry. The best time to plan a trip to Angola is during dry season, from May to October. Book your flights to Angola at least 6 months in advance for the cheapest air fares.
- Peak season: Dry season, from May to October.
- Low season: Rainy season, February to April.
Flights to Angola take 13 hours with stopovers from London.
Experience Angola: what to see, what to do
Agnola is still up and coming on the African tourism map and has a rich and naturally diverse experience to offer. The landscape is dotted with diamond mines, lush fields, national parks, deserts and beaches.
Essentials in Angola
Mussulo Island: Jutting out from Luanda, this beautiful island is a natural gem with fabulous restaurants, coconut trees and great beaches for catching the sun’s rays. For dinner, the catch of the day is always a good choice.
Benguela: This city’s past isn’t a pretty one. Some think as many as 4 million slaves were shipped out of this city’s port. Today this city has some interesting Portuguese buildings and turquoise waters that are famous for sport fishing.
Luanda: There is plenty to see and do in the Angola capital. The National Museum of Slavery is a must-visit while you’re here, especially if you’ve already been to Benguela. There are some pretty churches from the 1600s here as well: Igreja do Carmo and Igreja da Nazare.
Accommodation in Angola
Angola has some stunning, world-class hotels in Luanda and beyond. The Tropico Hotel, Alvalade Hotel, the Meridien and Continental, to name a few, all offer Western-style accommodation. Rooms should be booked as far in advance as possible.