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Tundavala 2

Tundavala 2

Thomas Weber

Lubango is the capital of the province of Huila, located at an altitude of 1700-1800m. The climate is very moderate, in July and August cold. It is indeed one of the most beautiful cities of Angola. There are daily flights from Luanda to Lubango. By car it is getting much easier day by day as the roads are improving. From Benguela to Lubango you still need around 6 hours. The road should be end of 2008.

There are a lot of hotels, lodges and guesthouses. Again 100 USD is the standard price. Somitel near the Casino is good and quite. Hotel Amigo downtown is the headquarter of cockroaches. Even on the breakfast buffet...

For the evening I can recommend the "Huila Café" not far from the central place and just nearby of the police station.

Lubango is surrounded by mountains up to 2.200m. One of the mountains has the statue of "Christo Rei" with a fantastic view on the city.

Tundavala 25km from Lubango (passing the Ngola brewery) is at the edge of the mountains. You have a breathtaking view from 2.200m down to 1000m! One of the musts of Angola.

The same applies to the "Serra da Leba". The road to Namibe also has to descend from the top of the plateau down to the desert. Road from Lubango to Namibe is good.

Don't try to drive from Lubango to Huambo on the old main road. Even my Mitsubishi Pajero had to give up after Cusse. Following the wildest tracks through nowhere finally brought me to Huambo. If you drive take the road to Benguela and turn left in Catengue. That road is under construction but much better.

Part or or all of this text stems from the original article at: Thomas Weber, Luanda


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