At MBBA, we promote the travel and tour culture especially traveling to the motherland to have a feel of Africa. But we also make it a duty to educate you about countries in Africa you may be planning to travel to, so that you can be informed and have a hitch free trip. And for this week, we are talking about Angola.
Quick fact, Angola didn’t become independent from the Portuguese Empire until 1975 and The capital city of Luanda is now the most expensive city in the world—by far.
We have curated Six forbidden things in Angola, so you can have an idea of what not to do, if you plan on visiting the South African country.
Do Not Take Pictures Of Key Angolan Infrastructure
Don’t take pictures or use binoculars, maps, or GPS near government buildings, military installations or key infrastructure.
Do Not Forget To Check Important Climate And Weather Conditions
Don’t forget northern sections of Angola can be subject to flooding during the rainy season, November-April.
Do Not Drink Tap Water
Don’t drink tap water – it’s not safe to drink, even in Luanda.
Do Not Disrespect
Don’t disrespect government officials – it can lead to expulsion from the country.
Do Not Forget The Gifts
Don’t forget to bring a small gift when invited to someone’s home – fruit, flowers or chocolates are fine.
Don’t Forget To Shake Hands
Don’t forget to shake hands when greeting new people – don’t rush it, ask about family and other matters. Greet the eldest first.