The Cabinda enclave is embedded in the Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa) and the Congo (Brazzaville).
Portuguese explorers reached the Congo Estuary in the mid-15th century, but it was only after Portugal finally negotiated the Angolan borders and effectively occupied the territory in the mid-1920s that Cabinda began to be treated as part of this colony.
When resistance against the colonial power of Portugal began to form in Angola in the 1950s, anti-colonial groups also formed in Cabinda, although most of them sought independence independent from Angola.
The Mayombe Forest is one of the largest forests on the African continent and is known for its rich biodiversity. It is more likely the second largest rainforest of its kind in the world and extends across Angola, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Gabon.
The culture of the local population, which is made up of the ethnic groups of the N´Goyo, Kakongo and Loango´s, is unique. They are particularly known for their excellent woodwork which is made from the well-known "Pau de Cabinda". The locals are very attached to their wood, which is not only reflected in the handicrafts. Different properties are attributed to different types of wood and used in medicine or for ritual purposes.
We leave Luanda very early in the morning to fly to the Cabinda enclave. After arriving in Cabinda we have a varied day program.
Before we head to the Lândana Swamp, a very nice place for bird watchers with its Flamingos and pelicans, we get to know the city of Cabinda.
Afterwards we will visit the marvellouse Mayombe forest with its unique flora and fauna.
Subsequently will go to our hotel where we enjoy the evening.
Today we will visit the M´buco M´buadi, the cemetery of the kings.
Afterwards we will visit the sights Largo 1º de Maio, Largo do Ambiente and the Church of the immaculate before we discover the Sassau-Zau Lagoon by boat, a fascinating natural treasure.
At the municipal market de Cabassango you can acquire the famouse handycrafts before we return to the airport to catch our flight back to Luanda. The arrival is estimated in the evening.
If you wish to travel on to Congo from Cabinda, we would be happy to organize this for you.
All transfers and transport , fuel, drivers, food for drivers and guides, accommodation for drivers und guides
All meals as listed
Please note, the meals will be typical Angolan food
If you are in need of a special diet, please let us know beforehand
Drinks and snacks in the vehicle
Guide (English speaking)
Tours and activities as highlighted
All road/ bridge tolls, park fees and entrance fees
Upon availability, Spanish or German tours can also be offered
Drinks (at hotels, restaurant, etc.) water at meals is included
Tips (for waiters, hotel staff, etc.)
Extras at hotels
Visa costs and application
Flights to and from Angola
And all other things which are not mentioned on the itinerary