Depart the hotel and head for the San Miguel Fort originally built-in 1576. Its purpose was to defend the port and the city from attack by the marauding French, Spanish and Dutch armies. It was successful until 1641 when the Dutch seized Luanda. Today is the National Museum of Military History.
Driving along the new marginal, we will see from a distance the most unique sight – the Agostinho Neto Mausoleum, a huge stylized obelisk.
Continue onto the Benfica Market, here you have the opportunity to buy wooden artifacts and paintings, and various other African artifacts. After time spent at the Benfica market will visit the Slave Museum, a 17th-century building (100 meters away) The museum was founded in 1997 and is situated in the village of Morro da Cruz, just south of Luanda. It stands majestically atop a cliff, overlooking the tourist paradise of Mussulo Island. Beside it, you’ll find the Capela da Case Grande, where slaves were baptized before being put onto slave ships for transport to the Americas.
Continue your tour onto Miradoura de Lua, or Viewpoint of the Moon which offers such stunning views that it has long been one of Angola’s most visited tourist attractions. The Miradouro da Lua has been uniquely eroded and shaped by the wind and rain over the course of thousands of years. Though it is a sight to behold at any time of the day, this extraterrestrial landscape is best viewed at sunset, when the rich colors of the earth truly come alive.
Once you have enjoyed the spectacular views, continue your journey to Kwanza Lodge, a local resort at the Kwanza river with a beautiful view, there will be served a buffet lunch. After lunch, take a 2 hours riverboat tour to meet the Kwanza river.
After this, we will start on your return journey to Luanda.