Luanda is the capital and largest city of Angola. The city is situated to the north of Porto Amboin off the South Atlantic Ocean. Luanda has an estimated population of 4.5 million people.
The city is one of the oldest capitals in Africa having been founded in 1575 and developing as a key port on the south-west African coast. The city is home to a number of foreign embassies and consulates and is the centre for trade and commerce for Angola. Major manufacturing industries here include; crude oil extraction and refinery, port activities (the Port of Luanda is the busiest in Angola and an important avenue for export and import commodities), food processing and clothing.
The city is also an important transport hub. Luanda is the starting point of a railway line which ventures from here inland. The use of the railway is however restricted due to damage caused during the civil war and the line is currently undergoing rehabilitation. From here a number of public bus services embark heading for other towns and cities. Luanda is also home to the Quatro de Feveiro International Airport. This is the key airport in the country and is served by a number of international airlines.
Tourism in Luanda: the city is home to some of the best hotels in Angola. Here you will also find a number of good beaches, a variety of restaurants, pubs and nightclubs.
Flights to Luanda:
There are a number of airlines that offer regular scheduled flights to Luanda. The Angolan capital is the main hub for air transport in the country and is served by the Quatro de Feveiro International Airport.
The airport is the main hub for Air Angola which operates regular flights to a number of domestic and international destinations including; Brazzaville, Accra, Harare, Kinshasa, Johannesburg, Lisbon, London, Lusaka, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Windhoek, Cabinda, Catumbela, Dundo, Huambo, Lubango, Malanje, Menongue, Soyo.
Other airlines operating flights to Luanda are; TAP Portugal, Air France, British Airways, South African Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Air Namibia, Air Gabon.
The Quatro de Feveiro International Airport is the key airport in Angola. The airport is situated about 4 km from the Luanda City centre. Currently there are no taxis available at the airport and the only option for transport is via public means or car hire (Avis Car Rental has an office at the airport).
The airport is the main hub for Air Angola; the national airline of the country. This government owned airline flies regularly from here to a number of domestic and international destinations including; Brazzaville, Accra, Harare, Kinshasa, Johannesburg, Lisbon, London, Lusaka, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Windhoek, Cabinda, Catumbela, Dundo, Huambo, Lubango, Malanje, Menongue, Soyo.
Other airlines operating flights to the airport are; TAP Portugal, Air France, British Airways, South African Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Air Namibia, Air Gabon.
Services at the airport: restaurants, bars, currency exchange, car hire, information desk.
Hotels in Luanda:
The leading hotels in Angola are found in the city of Luanda. Luanda is the key tourism and travel hub for the country and as the nation’s capital, hosts a number of visitors who arrive here for business or official (government related) reasons. Leading hotels in Luanda include:
Le Presidente Meridien Hotel, Luanda: arguably the leading hotel in Luanda, the Le Presidente is situated at Largo 4 de Fevereiro in the city centre and is a member of the Meridien International Group of Hotels. A premier five star establishment, the Le Presidente offers its guests; comfortable rooms all with ocean views, satellite television and internet access, international telephone, business centre, banquet facilities, restaurant, bar and access to a variety of recreational facilities including; tennis courts, golf course, gym and swimming pool.
Mundial Hotel: another of Luanda’s leading hotels, the Mundial is situated at Rua Conselheiro Julio Vilhena 14 near the city centre. The hotel offers easy access to the sea and features air conditioned rooms with round the clock room service, restaurant and bar.
Hotel Panorama: situated at Avenue Marchal Gomes Da Costa near the Luanda city centre on a beachfront property, the Panorama offers its guests air conditioned rooms with television, bar, restaurant, information desk and room service.