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The cruise port of Luanda is situated on Angola's Atlantic Coast in Africa, and is Angola’s Capital city. The main harbor of Luanda can also be the primary seaport for that biggest city in the region. There's a population of just about five million citizens living close to the Luanda port.
 
Close to the port of Luanda you'll find several museums, such as the National Museum of Slavery, the nation's Museum of Natural History, and also the National Museum of Anthropology. The Nation's Museum of Slavery was built-in the region in which the slaves were held just before being transported towards the Americas. The museum may be worth seeing for that chapel itself and also the cannons around the outdoors. Bring a video camera, since the high, windswept location is spectacularly photogenic.
 
Luanda may be the country’s fundamental port and major industrial, cultural and concrete center. It's both the primary seaport and administrative center. It's also an attractive sea side community abundant in highrises. It’s worth visiting for just about any cruiser with an African voyage.
 
Where Cruise Ships Dock
Cruise Companies which use the main harbor of Luanda Holland America Line, Seabourn, Silversea Cruise ships, Oceania Cruise ships, Princess Cruise ships. The Oceania Insignia, Silver Cloud, HAL Rotterdam, Silver Whisper and Seabourn Sojourn are the particular ships which make their way to Luanda.
 
Cruise Port of Luanda sometimes known as a charming beachy town combined with modernity by means of glass high-rises and pastel government structures has a number of Luanda points of interest for cruiser motorcycles. To start, there's the nation's Museum of Natural History which is stuffed with thousands of types of creatures, including fish, wild birds, crustaceans, and bugs. Most of the showcased creatures are endangered, plus some are extinct. The museum does an impeccable job of exhibiting the great deal of diverse microorganisms that inhabit and when lived on the region close to the port of Luanda.
 
Another from the educational Luanda points of interest, the nation's Museum of Anthropology, is situated close to the port of Luanda, and it is devoted to teaching people about Angolan culture and history. It features a remarkable variety of traditional masks together with art, sculptures, tools, weaponry, jewelry, clothing, and instruments. The main harbor of Luanda has innumerable local crafts which are available at extremely affordable prices.
 
Port of Luanda Interests
Luanda began by Portuguese explorer Paulo Dias p Novais in 1576, therefore, the Portuguese names connected with everything else in the port towards the local dishes. Close to the port of Luanda you'll find several museums, such as the National Museum of Slavery, the nation's Museum of Natural History, and also the National Museum of Anthropology. The Nation's Museum of Slavery was built-in the region in which the slaves were held just before being removed towards the Americas. The museum may be worth seeing for that chapel itself and also the cannons around the outdoors. Bring a video camera, since the high, windswept location is gorgeous.
 
You will find a couple of locations that count your time and effort to look, so browse the Benfica HandCrafts Market just south of Luanda. Also, Belas Shopping, which opened up in 2007, is Angola's first retail center, featuring about 100 different shops, a cinema, a number of eateries, along with a central square for live entertainment. For hand crafted crafts make certain to go to the Hand crafted Craft Show on the very first Saturday of each and every month, if you will be heading to the main harbor of Luanda in those days.
 
Whenever your appetite beckons, the main harbour of Luanda has numerous restaurants around the Marginal or on Ilha P Luanda, but you'll find an excellent variety of restaurants all along town. A decent restaurant may have prices which are high, however throughout Luanda you will find also local restaurants that ought to possess a "prato do dia" or plate of the day varying from $7-$15. Furthermore, close to the port of Luanda, the road food is extremely affordable and incredibly tasty.
 
Go to the military museum and also the National Museum of Anthropology. But Luanda's most buzzing attraction may be the Roque Santeiro, a huge open-air market that houses some 60,000 suppliers. Regrettably, the marketplace can also be renowned for its armed thieves.
Things to see and do
 
Calandula Waterfalls
Witness the impressive spectacle of the Calandula Waterfalls, located in the Malanje area. The views are particularly mighty at the end of the rainy season.
 
Coastal forts
See the many coastal forts, including the famous Fort Sao Miguel, built in 1789 to serve as a slave depot and residence for the Portuguese community.
 
Humbi-Humbi art gallery
See the cultural delights within the Humbi-Humbi art gallery in Luanda.
 
Ilha beaches
Enjoy the bay that Luanda is built around - the Ilha beaches are five minutes from the centre of the city.
 
Kissama National Park
Stay in a bungalow in the middle of Kissama National Park (www.kissama.org), 70km (45 miles) south of Luanda. The park is home to a great variety of wild animals, including the rare black palanca antelope which can only be found in Angola.
Kissama Game Park can be reached by the Kwansa River Bridge, and the journey to the game farm offers many things to see along the way. The park has options to stay overnight, since there are accommodations available. There are accommodation options with showers, air conditioning and televisions. At the park you can go on a safari ride to see all the animals with the help of a guide. Treks are a good way to explore and look for elephants. The park has programs in place to help restore wildlife and protect the animals on the reserve.
 
Mussulo
Mussulo is located in the south of Luanda. You can take a boat to Mussulo or travel there by 4x4. The boat trip is cheaper if you get more people to hire the boat with you.  The water at Mussulo is clear and the waves crash onto the white sandy beaches. Here you can escape from the city and relax on the beach away from the crowds. It is possible to see flamingos in this area. Mussulo is more expensive than other areas and accommodations and restaurants charge high prices.
 
Beneficia Market
Visit this vibrant bustling market and immerse yourself in the local culture. The market is unorganized but this just adds to the experience and leaves you to explore the stores to find hidden treasures. There are many wooden crafts on sale at this market.
 
Marginal Promenade
Taking a walk along the marginal promenade is a good way to see some of the city and its attractions. The walk offers views of Luanda bay and at the end you can see Forteleza Fort.
 
National Museum of Slavery
The National Museum of Slavery is built where slaves were kept before they were taken to America or Brazil. This museum gives visitors insight into the history of slavery. There are many photos in the museum that depict the experiences of slaves. The museum is open 9am until 6pm. Gain a historical insight at the Museum of Slavery, 25km (16 miles) along the coast from Luanda.
 
Luanda
Explore the capital, Luanda. The main places to visit are the fortress (containing the Museum of Armed Forces) and the National Museum of Anthropology.
 
Palmeirinhas
See the magnificent scenery of Palmeirinhas, a long, deserted beach approximately 45km (28 miles) south of Luanda. Visitors should note that bathing here is hazardous.
 
Santiago
Go fishing at Santiago beach, 45km (28 miles) north of Luanda.
 
Tours/Activities/Transportation:
A normal taxi ride easily accumulates to $50, especially because the only taxi company begins the meter the moment the vehicle leaves the depot. You will find no cruising cabs.
 
Where to Eat
The majority of restaurants are on The Marginal or on Ilha De Luanda, but you can find other very good restaurants all along town. Be careful; when eating out, do not to drink the tap water, ask for mineral water instead.
For a "proper" restaurant prices can be relatively high ($20-$40/plate for average quality), however all over Luanda there are also local restaurants which should have a "prato do dia" (plate of the day) ranging from $7-$15. Otherwise street food (bbq) is very affordable ($1-$5/meal) and very flavorsome.
Ilha de Luanda is where Luanda's elite go to dine and have fun.
 
Shopping
For quite some time Luanda continues to be probably the most costly city on the planet. Attempt to visit the Benfica market, which sells everything from perfume to ivory to animal skins and tourist guidebooks.
Please note that for some crafts you ARE required to buy "stamps" in order for it to be cleared at customs. This is compulsory, so make sure you ask before you buy.
 
Local crafts, they are at extraordinary low prices, check out the Benfica Hand Crafts Market just south of Luanda.
Doniel Tomas (Constantino), Maianga Luanda,  +244924091680. 
Belas Shopping, . 9AM to 10PM. Opened in 2007, it is Angola's first shopping mall. It features nearly 100 different shops, a movie theater, a variety of restaurants, and a central square for live entertainment. 

Feira de Artesanato (Feira de Artesanato), Ilha de Luanda, Calçadão (Right at the start of Ilha near casa do desportista),  923321304 all day. For hand made crafts make sure to visit the Handmade Craft Fair (Feira de Artesanato) the first Saturday of every month. free. 

Within the center, the foremost colonial town is demarcated in Baixa La Luanda, Cidade Alta and Ilha do Cabo. Behind and over the historic center, central communities include Maianga and Alvalade, that are residential, and Miramar, in addition to Maculusso, that are indicated by Portuguese apartment blocks.

Cruiser motorcycles should go to the military museum and also the National Museum of Anthropology. When hunger strikes, visitors will find delicious spots like Pimm’s, Vasku’s Grill Vila Alice and Relax.



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