Photos from Angola

I am still trying to figure out how best to describe the natural beauty and diversity of Angola. So while I’m working on that, I’ll leave you with some photographic evidence…

Apart from the great tar roads, entering Angola was no different to any other African country… lots of bad driving

Apart from the great tar roads, entering Angola was no different to any other African country… lots of bad driving

The view of Luanda from the yacht club, a beautiful but expensive city!

The view of Luanda from the yacht club, a beautiful but expensive city!

Gotta love camping with fellow overlanders on a deserted beach

Gotta love camping with fellow overlanders on a deserted beach

Sun sun sun

Sun sun sun

Bullet holes in the top floor of this building act as a reminder of the war in Luanda

Bullet holes in the top floor of this building act as a reminder of the war in Luanda

Old tankers still lie throughout the country on the sides of the road

Old tankers still lie throughout the country on the sides of the road

The beautiful Calandula waterfalls, one of the largest in Africa

The beautiful Calandula waterfalls, one of the largest in Africa

Calandula waterfalls

Calandula waterfalls

Sitting on the edge

Sitting on the edge

After driving through a hectic thunderstorm, we were rewarded with a full rainbow

After driving through a hectic thunderstorm, we were rewarded with a full rainbow

Pedras Negras (Black Rocks) at Pungo Andongo - one of the best wild camp spots you'll find anywhere in the world

Pedras Negras (Black Rocks) at Pungo Andongo – one of the best wild camp spots you’ll find anywhere in the world

The landy crossing a bridge over the fastest flowing rapids we'd seen in a long time

The landy crossing a bridge over the fastest flowing rapids we’d seen in a long time

Spectacular scenery and great roads off the beaten track

Spectacular scenery and great roads off the beaten track

Yet another amazing wild camp spot overlooking Praia da Caotinha

Yet another amazing wild camp spot overlooking Praia da Caotinha

Nice to get in some off-roading in between all the tar roads

Nice to get in some off-roading in between all the tar roads

An old fishing town isn't complete without a few boat relics

An old fishing town isn’t complete without a few boat relics

We stumbled upon a great lunch spot by the beach, surrounded by these pink cliffs

We stumbled upon a great lunch spot by the beach, surrounded by these pink cliffs

We had the best security with these 6 'pups' to keep us company at Praia du Mariquita

We had the best security with these 6 ‘pups’ to keep us company at Praia du Mariquita

Secluded beach camp at Mariquita

Secluded beach camp at Mariquita

Yes, we might have been just as slow as some of the trucks, but we still made it up and down Leba Pass

Yes, we might have been just as slow as some of the trucks, but we still made it up and down Leba Pass

A tiny little doorslandtrekkers cemetery near Lubango

A tiny little Doorslandtrekkers cemetery near Lubango

Camping on the Cunene River - Angola on one side and the sand swept dunes of Namibia on the other

Camping on the Cunene River – Angola on one side and the sand swept dunes of Namibia on the other

Another view of the Namibian dunes

Another view of the Namibian dunes – the crisscrossed tracks were made by baboons making their way up and down to the river each day

Fun for the day, trying to get through the mud

Fun for the day, trying to build our way through the mud

We really were in the middle of nowhere. This was a 1958 Ford Escort left for dead in the Iona National Park

We really were in the middle of nowhere. This was a 1958 Ford Escort left for dead in the Iona National Park

3 days of offroading led to a few bumps and bruises… but nothing that couldn't be fixed with a pipe and some duct tape until we found a welder

3 days of serious offroading led to a few bumps and bruises… but nothing that couldn’t be fixed with a pipe and some duct tape until we found a welder

This is where we found Boris… stuck in a tree!

This is where we found Boris… stuck in a tree!

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