I’d love to do a driving tour of Namibia and then Angola in a camper van. Namibia is currently my favourite tourist destination in Africa. Angola could be even better.
Dan spent 6 weeks driving Angola. Loved the nation. Felt very safe.
Read his trip report starting here – Angola Awaits
Angola’s tourism industry is relatively new, as much of the country was destroyed during the post-colonial civil war which ended in 2002. Unlike most countries in the region, which generally give US, EU, and many other citizens a visa on arrival or require no visa at all, Angola has complicated and onerous Soviet-style visa requirements (official letter of invitation, documents concerning purpose of travel, copy of travel itinerary, proof of funds, etc., all of which are sent back to Luanda for approval). This antiquated attitude to tourism places the country at a disadvantage in a competitive market for international tourism.