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Luanda Suburbs Tour

Country: Angola
City: Luanda
Duration: 6 Hour(s) - 0 Minute(s)
Tour Category: Half Day Tour

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We will start the tour early in the morning to appreciate all the movement of people that Luanda accommodates. You will get to know some of the neighborhoods adjacent to the big capital, where you can see up close the way of life of the inhabitants of Luanda. Markets, street vendors, busy streets, among others.

It will be a unique opportunity to get to know the different faces of Luanda, from the most sophisticated to the simplest in a city that accommodates more than 8 million people.

We will end our tour on the island of Luanda in a traditional restaurant, where you can enjoy fresh fish directly from the sea for your dish.

About Luanda:

Luanda is the capital and largest city in Angola. It is Angola's primary port, and its major industrial, cultural, and urban center. Located on Angola's northern Atlantic coast, Luanda is Angola's administrative center, its chief seaport, and the capital of the Luanda Province. Luanda and its metropolitan area are the most populous Portuguese-speaking capital city in the world and the most populous Lusophone city outside Brazil, with over 8.3 million inhabitants in 2020 (a third of Angola's population).

Among the oldest colonial cities of Africa, it was founded in January 1576 as São Paulo da Assunção de Loanda by Portuguese explorer Paulo Dias de Novais. The city served as the center of the slave trade to Brazil before its prohibition. At the start of the Angolan Civil War in 1975, most of the white Portuguese left as refugees, principally for Portugal. Luanda's population increased greatly from refugees fleeing the war, but its infrastructure was inadequate to handle the increase. This also caused the exacerbation of slums, or musseques, around Luanda. The city is undergoing a major reconstruction, with many large developments taking place that will alter its cityscape significantly.

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