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10 Day self-drive Angolan Fishing Tour - This tour is fully booked at the moment.

Angola is one of the hottest destinations for adventurous travellers. Our convoy departs from Tsumeb on route to Oshikango Border Post +/- 300 km where we will cross the border into Angola. During our tour we will also visit the Dorsland Trekkers memorial monument at Humpata which was erected in honour of these adventurous South African descendants and trekkers in 1957.

Camping will be the order of the day during the actual fishing section of the tour, with a Lodge stay and Bush Camp at the start and finish of our tour.

So what are you waiting for, join us.

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What's included

 

  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Camping fees
  • Park entrance fees
  • Two-way VHF radios
  • Experienced guides in own vehicles



Excluded from tour price

  • Transport
  • Fuel
  • Travel insurance and vehicle insurance
  • Lunch, drinks, cool drinks, snacks and drinking water
  • Camping gear
  • Camp shower
  • Water when camping for shower
  • Personal medication
  • Fishing gear and bait
  • Yellow fever certificates
  • Border costs
  • Firewood

 


What documentation do I need to take along

Apart from a valid passport, and a yellow fever certificate (Angola is a yellow fever endemic country even though the World Health Organisation this week declared an end to the Yellow Fever outbreak in Angola), you need the following documents to enter with your vehicle:

  • You need the original registration certificate (or a certified copy) of your vehicle. Drivers whose vehicles are still financed by a bank, will not have the original vehicle registration document and would have to use the vehicle license papers (from which the renewal disk is cut out annually), or a copy of the vehicle registration certificate, which must be signed by a Commissioner of Oaths.
  • If the car registration number on your registration papers is not the same as on the vehicle number plate (for instance if it was pre-owned) you must also present, the registration paper from which your license disk was cut out.
  • If you are not the registered owner of the vehicle (i.e. either it is still being financed by the bank, you are renting a vehicle or you are driving a friend’s vehicle), you must have a letter from the financial institution, company or friend giving you authorization to take the vehicle across the border. This letter must stipulate dates for which you are allowed to take the vehicle out of the country and must also be signed by the owner or bank and a Commissioner of Oaths.
  • Three colour photos of your car (front, back, and side) printed on an A4 sheet.
  • It is advisable to keep the letter of invitation or hotel reservation with you; in case the immigration officer wants to see it.
  • You will have to get a Temporary Import Permit (TIP) and local Third Party Insurance at the border.
  • Travellers are allowed to take a maximum of 50 000 Kwanza and USD 10 000 into Angola. When you leave you are allowed to export maximum 50 000 Kwanza and USD 10 000 (children below 18 years are allowed USD 3 000).



Driving in Angola, Legal requirements

  • You must have a driver’s license that is valid in your country of residence or an International Driver’s License.
  • Make sure your vehicle documentation is carried with you at all times when driving, as traffic officers will expect to see it if they stop you.
  • All foreign registered vehicles must display their international license plate country code (bold block letters in uppercase on a small white oval plate or sticker) near the number plate on the rear of the vehicle.
  • You must have a reflective emergency jacket in the vehicle.
  • You must have two warning triangles.
  • You must have a fire extinguisher in the vehicle.


Road conditions

Much of the road infrastructure in Angola was destroyed and neglected during years of conflict, and despite efforts to rebuild it, many of its roads are still riddled with potholes and erosion, especially during the rainy season which is from October to March. Some roads are impassable at that time.
Most of the main connection routes have been tarred but many of the secondary roads in Angola can’t be negotiated without a rugged vehicle. A 4WD is rarely needed on the busier roads in the west during the dry season but is required for the secondary roads during the wet season.
External factors like wandering livestock and heavily overloaded vehicles mean that one should always expect the unexpected.


Fuel

Fuel is cheap in Angola but there are a limited number of service stations and the queues are lengthy. They are all open from 08:00 to 16:00 whilst only some stations in major cities and on the highway are open 24 hours.

Fill up prior to weekends in Luanda as locals empty the filling station tanks into yellow plastic containers over weekends, which they then sell next to the road at black market prices. Take a fuel funnel/filter with you to filter impurities and water out of diesel. In some cases, paraffin is added to the fuel. If you suspect this, add 200ml of two-stroke oil per tank of diesel to help prevent damage.

Electronic pay points are not always operational therefore you should always be prepared to pay for fuel with cash.


General tips

• For safety reasons you should not leave valuables on display in your vehicle or park your car in the street at night.
• Foreigners can drive in Angola using their domestic driver’s licenses for one month only, during which time they should apply for an Angolan driving permit if they wish to stay longer.
• There are no toll roads in Angola.
• Luanda’s traffic is extremely congested and traffic lights are often out of order. It is best to park and explore the city on foot.
• Most traffic officials are friendly and you should not encounter problems if your paperwork is in order and you are patient and polite.
• Every town entrance has a police checkpoint but the officials are also usually very friendly and take an interest in tourists.