Best Hiking Trails in Angola
Angola, a former Portuguese colony in southwestern Africa, has mountains in the central and southwest of the country, but very little hiking infrastructure. The main areas to hike are in the Huambo and Huila provinces, where the country’s highest peak, Morro de Moco, is found. It is quite difficult to travel around here. The best months to hike are from May – September. Read on for more information on hiking in Angola.
When To Hike in Angola?
Climate: Tropical – wet and dry seasons; Angola has a marked dry season
Accessibility of Hiking
Hard – Hiking is not a popular pastime in Angola; difficult to find any maps or hiking info; not a lot of tourist infrastructure. There are companies that provide organized tours.
Transportation required: Car
Where to stay in Angola for hiking:
Top Places to Hike in Angola
Filter out hiking places of Angola by month
- On a plateau
- Fendas de Tunda-Vala – deep gorge, not sure if hiking here
- Serra da Leba
- Home of the highlands
- Mt Moco – highest peak
Angola's Long Distance Trails
- Some hikes in Angola could be multi-day treks
Angola's Walking & Hiking Resources
- Angola, 3rd Edition: Bradt Travel Guide, 2019 – great source of general info but almost nothing on hiking
- Angola Field Group – Angola Field Group – NOT a hiking group (more of a conservation group), but could have useful info
Best Hikes in Angola:
There is information on the below hikes from the link under ‘Websites’.
- Morro de Moco
- Monte Mbonga
- Monte Loizunga
- Monte Manecu
- Instituto Nacional de Hidrometeorologia e Geofisica – INAMET
Official Tourism Site:
- International Travel Maps – Angola, 1:300,000 – road map
What Else To Do
- Kalandula Falls – east of Luanda; these are popular to hike to
Other Important Points
- Landmines still remain an issue here