Cruises from Luanda
Luanda, the capital and largest city of Angola, lies on the Atlantic coast. Its Portuguese-speaking urban population of 6 million is a major port, industrial and cultural centre. After 2002, with the end of the 27-year civil war, and strong economic growth from wealth provided by increasing oil and diamond production, major reconstruction began. Its current renaissance is a truly inspiring success story.
The resultant peace and stability has attracted numerous visitors. Touring the city, one finds beautiful old Portuguese architecture, such as the Cidade Alta where the presidential palace and offices are (but photography is forbidden). And for a balanced overview, drive through the poorer areas.