The adventure by train from Luanda to Ndalatando is the best way to get in touch with the people. The train drive takes about 7 hours, which means that the trip will only be a half-way trip to the Calandula Falls. The car will be waiting for you at the train staion in Ndalatando to continue our trip to the waterfalls.
Calandula Falls lie in the course of the Lucala River and are with the highest in Africa with a drop of might now be now only of around 101 m. Although the waterfall outside Angola are not yet well known, they are among the most impressive natural wonders of Angola.
In contrast to the well-known African waterfalls, such as the Victoria Falls, the Calandula Falls are still a heaven of tranquility.
Far away from mass tourism, one can often admire and enjoy this spectacle onits own. Here you can experience the real Africa.
The province Malanje is rich in sights. The Pedras Negras "black stones" are a mystical place with an interesting history. The historic site was the venue of the resistance to the Portuguese.
Angola is one of the three countries in the world with the highest biodiversity. This is reflected especially in this region. Exotic plant life paired with rare animal species makes Malanje a breathtaking experience. Dive into the tropical forests of Angola and experience Africa in a very authentic way.
From Luanda we will start very early in the morning to catch our train at the Musseques station. The train leaves very punctual at 06:00 am.
During the train ride we will get in touch with the passengers, enjoy the ride, the passing by nature and the contact with the locals.
We then will get off the train at Ndalatando and continue our ride by car to our final destination. Before we continue, we will spend some time here in this beautiful place of Ndalatando, a little province town, half way from Luanda to Calandula.
When arriving at Calandula we will check in the hotel. After having a shower/ refresh yourself, we go for Dinner and then relax.
After breakfast we will discover the falls. Soon we continue our road trip to our next destination, the Pedras Negras do Pungo Andongo.
The "black stones" are the venue of resistance to the Portuguese conqueror. The then queen of Angola, Rainha Ginga, was the leader of the resistance. Around here the legendary stories entwine. We will discover this story and the mystical scene extensively.
After experiencing this mystical place we will Return back to Luanda.
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
Sturdy footwear is indispensable for this trip.