Most enter the country via the capital, Luanda, which has the dubious and surprising distinction of being the most expensive city in the world.
With its gleaming skyscrapers, grand government buildings and palm-lined promenades, downtown Luanda’s prosperity probably comes as a revelation to many visitors.
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To the north – and separated from the rest of Angola by a 40 km (25 mile) arm of the Democratic Republic of Congo – the exclave of Cabinda is Angola in miniature, with empty beaches once popular with expats, elegant towns and virgin rainforest full of wildlife.
Youthful and energetic, Angola, like its people, has its own way of doing things.
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Its name may be synonymous with strife, but since the civil war ended in 2002 Angola has been enjoying something of a renaissance.Safe and welcoming, this friendly nation transports the laidback, community-orientated lifestyle of southern Portugal to continental Africa – and travellers are once again discovering its charms.