A COUNTRY REBORN, A CITY REVITALIZED

Our African cruises take you to the continent's western coast. Here, bordered by half a moon-shaped bay shaded by baobab trees, Luanda shines like a beacon. The capital city of Angola, Luanda is a metropolis that connects the region’s colonial past with its bright future.

Once ashore, explore Baixa de Luanda (The Old City), where narrow streets lined with classic colonial buildings paint a picture of the Portuguese influence on the city. Then make your way to the Fortress of São Miguel, a UNESCO World Heritage site built in 1576, where embellished wall tiles and artifacts detail the history of the city.

Not far from the Fortress, the Marginal Promenade is the perfect spot for a stroll along the Luanda Bay toward Ilha do Cabo—a popular sandspit known simply as Ilha to locals. This is the place to go if you’re looking for a delicious meal accompanied by beautiful ocean views. While you’re here, be sure to try Mufete, a traditional (and hearty) Angolan meal, and Muzongué, a soup popular with tourists and locals alike. Luanda is also well known for its steaks, and it’s almost unheard of to visit a restaurant without steak entrées on the menu.

Agostinho Neto Mausoleum

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Exterior view of Agostinho Neto Mausoleum in Luanda, Angola

Agostinho Neto Mausoleum

A towering obelisk that dominates the Luanda skyline, this mausoleum is a tribute to Agostinho Neto—Angola’s first president and a key figure in the country’s struggle for independence.

Craft Market of Benfica

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Colorful clothing on display at Craft Market of Benfica in Luanda, Angola

Craft Market of Benfica

Those in search of a memento from Luanda will find what they’re looking for at the Craft Market of Benfica. With over 10,000 works on display daily, shoppers will find everything from statues and antiques to colorful masks and animal skins in this spirited bazaar.

National Museum of Natural History

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A Giant Eland Calf antelope in the plains of Angola

National Museum of Natural History

History buffs could spend hours losing themselves within this impressive museum filled with thousands of specimens from the land, sea, and sky. Don’t miss their Palanca Negra Gigante, a rare subspecies of the sable antelope and the national symbol of Angola.

Luanda, Angola At a glance

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GPS: 8°47'38.03"N 13°14'58.15"E
Size: 113.00 KM2 (43.63 MI2)
Population: 2,487,484
Density: 22,013 Pop/KM2 (8,499 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: 244 2

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