SLOT TUNDAVALA IN HUILA
Marvel at the scenery from a 1 km (0.6 mi) high clifftop at Tundavala, a viewpoint overlooking the spectacular gap of the Serra da Leba escarpment. Standing 2,200 m (7,218 ft) above the sea level, the rim features an observation platform over the plains stretching some 1,200 m (3,937 ft) below. Observe huge cracks in the rocks that rise around them, and take a hike to the perennial waterfalls on both sides of the cliff. For Tundavala and beyond, use our Lubango trip planning tool to get the most from your Lubango vacation.
The Maiombe Forest is part of the Kakongo Forest Reserve – a large protected area located in the northern border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. This great tropical forest is one of the largest in the African continent, covering an area of 290,000 hectares. Visitors are always impressed by the lush green landscape, the thick woodlands and the diverse and thriving ecosystem.
Abundant quantities of precious woods such as ebony, African sandalwood and African blackwood can be found at Maiombe, where trees are often over 50 metres tall. The fauna is equally impressive: rare bird species, gorillas, chimpanzees and even elephants.
CAVES OF NZENZO IN UIGE
Uíge is situated in Angola’s northwestern region, and amongst the 18 provinces of the country. Uíge is also the capital city of the province. Within it lies the Caves of Nzenzo, one of the province’s and the country’s natural beauties. Another campaign separate from Seven Natural Wonders also identified the caves as one of the country’s best nature attractions. The Caves of Nzenzo gives a mystical feeling through the cold water gushing, certainly, a mysterious place inviting spirituality.
Also known as Grutas do Nzenzo and Nzenzo Grottos are found in a mountain that is strange-shaped with pointed stones, giving the vicinity a sense of solemnity. Nzenzo literally means the source or spring of water, and there is practically a spring in the cave. The spring flows down from the roof of the cave at a large entrance. Its internal rocky maze consists of different layers of stones, each stone overlapping one another. The entire atmosphere gives an unmistakable rare beauty, considering the stone emerald colors.
POND CARUMBO IN LUNDA NORTE
The waters of the River Luxiko run slowly over the pond providing a pleasant scenery to those who wish to visit it. The legend goes that on a cold night a very old lady, named Carumbo, who was passing by the village where the lake stands today, asking for refuge to stay the night, and was refused by all except for one villager. In the morning the old lady advised he leave the place, for she had cursed it and would transform it into a pond – and as such it was named after her.
MORRO DO MÔCO
Morro do Môco is Angola’s highest point. Located in the province of Huambo, in the municipality of Londuimbali, and standing at 2 620m of elevation, it is home to 85 hectares of mountain forest, Angola’s most endangered habitat.
In it, live several rare species like the Swierstra’s Francolin. From a sustainable tourism viewpoint it presents a challenge to rappel and canyoning.
The Kalandula Falls are Angola’s postcard location. Situated in the Lucala River, the most important tributary of the River Cuanza, they are Africa’s second tallest falls, with a width of over 410 m and 105 m tall.
About 80 km away from the City of Malanje, province capital, and 420 km away from Luanda, aside from having an unmatched scenery, they are also propitious to baths.