Angola is a nation of 11 million people, situated on the south west coast of Africa covering an area of 1.2 million sq. kms. It is divided into 18 provinces. Cabinda, the northernmost district, is divided from the rest of the country by the River Congo and Zairean territory. There is a narrow coastal plain and a large central plateau which covers 60% of the country.

The climate is predominantly tropical plateau climate. Wet season lasts from October to March (May in the north) followed by a long and dry season. The extreme aridity of the southwest contrasts sharply with the rainfall received in the far north. The capital city Luanda averages 25C in January and 20C in July).

Pre-travel Preparation Will Help Protect Your Health While You Are Away

Pre-travel preparation will help keep you safe and healthy while you are away. Please consult the Travel Doctor-TMVC before you travel overseas. We will provide specific recommendations tailored to your itinerary. Our doctors will assess and advise you on your risks, and recommend appropriate vaccination and medication to minimise your risk of becoming seriously unwell on your trip.

Safe Eating and Drinking Practices

One of the great pleasures of travel is sampling the local cuisine. However, contaminated food and beverages are a common cause of traveller’s diarrhoea and other gastrointestinal illnesses. Safe eating and drinking practices are essential in minimising your risk of contracting traveller’s diarrhoea.

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Warm Climates

Travellers invariably overindulge in ‘sunlust’ activities while traveling in warm climates. It is important to make sure you apply sunscreen regularly and stay hydrated as dehydration and heat stroke often go unrecognised.

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