Category: Angola

Being so close to the edge is great! 1

Kalandula Falls

Not far from the black rocks are the mighty Kalandula Falls. We spend an entire day checking them out from every possible angle, even walking right down to river level below a massive old...

Sunset over camp 2

Piedras Negras

We trek directly inland from Luanda, and after a long hot day on the road we arrive at Piedras Negras just on sunset. These “black rocks” are a beautiful outcropping of huge stones, seemingly...

The view from my "campsite" 0

Luanda

Driving into Luanda is quite the shock. At first the city is a big sprawling slum, with badly broken roads and people living in tin huts surrounded by trash. As soon as I break...

The sheer number of wrecks is staggering 0

Shipwreck Beach

Just to the North of Luanda lies a beach littered with shipwrecks. From what I understand the currents around Luanda are treacherous, and many of these ships were washed ashore here when they pulled...

Back to the beach, my happy place 4

Angola Awaits

In the morning I am first in line at the bank, and after about about $18 USD, I wander back over to Customs to get a Temporary Import Permit for the Jeep, good for...

Changing money on the side of the road 4

Into Angola

It seems that everyone I talk to has a different story about which DRC/Angola border is horrible. There appear to be stories about violence, or road blocks or even having guns pointed at people...

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