Day 1: You'll arrive and are picked up at the airport by our guides to enjoy a day tour of Luanda, or a nightlife odyssey, in case you arrive late.
Day 2: At Chicala, you’ll have a panoramic selection of Angolan dishes to choose from, enjoying some of the best cuisine of Africa. Next, we visit Saint Michael Fortress, a Portuguese fortress built in 1576. It became the administrative center of the colony in 1627 and was a major outlet for slave traffic to Brazil. Inside the fort, elaborate ceramic tiles tell the story of Angola from early years, and in the courtyard are large, imposing statues of Portugal's first king, and other notables. Until 1975, the fortress served as the headquarters of the Commander-in-Chief of the Portuguese Armed Forces in Angola. Today, it holds the Museum of Military History, and the Aviation Museum. At the end of the afternoon, there will be a Capoeira workshop in Luanda Island capped off with optional cocktails tonight.
Day 3: Today we take the VIP Coach Bus to Lubango.
Day 4: Today we will take a tour of Lubango and visit historic places like the government palace, cathedral, and museum. Next, we'll have a hearty lunch and then watch the sunset from the Cristo Rei.
Day 5: Today we'll visit the landscapes, waterfalls, and zootecnica station, Tundavala Slit, and the Cantapedra tundavala. Lastly given timing, we can stop to visit the Boer's Graveyard.
Day 6:Today is a cultural tourism day where we spend all day visiting local Angolan tribes.
Day 7:Today we continue our journey travelling to Namibe. Starting in the mountains, we will drive down the curves of Serra Leba Mountain. Here we'll see Oasis "O Arco", and the rock paintings of Tchitundulo. Next we will spend our day on a desert safari. A safari lodge called Flamingo will be our host place for this.
Day 8: Today we take a VIP Coach Bus back to Benguela, where we'll ride around Acacias Rubras Park, visit the slavery museum, Populo church and have a seaside meal.
Day 9: Today involves a boat/barge tour. We will head out on the ocean to appreciate the coastal scenery from a different perspective.
Day 10: Today we visit monuments and spend the day touring, ultimately ending up relaxing on the beach at Restinga, Lobito. Lobito is a small city of Benguela situated in middle of the sea looking deceptively like an island.
Day 11: Today includes a little safari in Chimalavera Park/Blue Bay. At Chimalavera park, you can find primates, very elegant gazelles, and a huge variety of birds for birdwatching. Tonight, we can enjoy Angola's nightlife and dancing.
Day 12: Pickup time: Flexible Back to Luanda by VIP coach, and end of tour.