This old Portuguese colony in south-west Africa
only came out of civil war in 2002. Tourists are rare, or almost nonexistent yet Angola enjoys a diverse relief in terms of landscape
. Dreamy beaches on the Atlantic Coast
, mountains and a vast plateau covering most of the country, hiding resources such as the Quiçama National Park which has a great diversity of wild animals, the Calandula waterfalls and the savana
. A country prized by professionals for its oil deposits and diamond mines.
Security: the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advises against all but essential travel to Angola's provinces of Cabinda, Lunda Norte and Lunda Sul. See full official advice.