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Amazing Angola Pt. 1

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Moving South we detour into the mountains, simply to look around and explore.

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Posing in front of the beautiful rocks

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Another magic campsite – elevated for a slight breeze

Every morning we are greeted with a spectacular sunrise before meeting friendly people and seeing beautiful places. In the evening we find out-of-the-way wild camping and enjoy the evenings with very little humidity. The dense jungle has given way to forest, and I am excited to see when the desert will begin again, something I have thought about for almost twelve months now.

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The mountains and greenery are endless

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Sunset views continue to be spectacular

Further from the capital, signs of the civil war are more evident, with destroyed bridges, bullet holes in buildings and even a disabled Russian tank sitting on the side of the road. The huge tank is in surprisingly good condition.

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The beaches continue to be stunning

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Sitting on the tank

Angola and it’s people continue to impress. I think I will stick around for a while!

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From this angle the Jeep looks as big as the tank. It is not even close!


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3 Responses

  1. Ken SL says:

    There are more mountains in that region than I thought. Is it making navigating roads (vs desert) more difficult? Glad you’ve been able to score these beautiful camp sites. Are the bugs bad?

    • Dan Grec says:

      Hey Ken,

      Me too, I had no idea the mountains in Angola were this big! I have Open Street maps on my gps and it has every single track, road and walking trail, so nav is not a problem.
      Thankfully, there are virtually no bugs in Angola..


  2. JP says:

    Fantastic pictures. You make me want to go there. Maybe after South America. Thanks for sharing.

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