It was one of the country we scare about visa, at the same time We have a friend inside who can help us for visa to send invitation for Angola. Until Congo, which country we asked for Angola visa They said that we cant apply because we don’t have residence from the apply country. Finally we applied in Pointe-Noire, Congo and got it multiply entry for 30 days, which means every time when you enter Angola you have 30 days. So, we could go to Cabinda.
Life was so easy in Cabinda;
We wrote our friends that we got visa and going to Cabinda. Gisela sent us a address from one of their friend who has been living Cabinda. So, we started to write with Jorge in the border to ask about road, exchange… etc. We arrived at his address after dark. Our room was ready which is like five star rooms. We went dinner with Jorge and Arthur. Jorge was already bought a phone card for us as well. Next day we went to their Clinic and meet a lot of doctors, also ate breakfast and lunch. In the evening, we met in Arthur’s house to cook and drink, talk about life and a lot of fun. We also ride around Cabinda to see a little. People were so friendly and so much talkative.
I asked to Jorge what he knows about us. He just said that Antonio and Gisela called him and said, “Our good friend is coming. You need to take care of them.” It was enough for him to hear that. I must say that he did it very well. 😉 We were planning to stay one night and keep continue to DRC but we stayed 3 nights. They were asking to stay one night more but I know Gisela was waiting for us because we couldn’t see each other 9 years. She was one of my best friends from London; we met in the English course.
Enter Second Part of Angola
The border was crazy. We arrived to DRC border, which was so crowded. Soldiers were trying to keep the door that nobody pass it. We passed people and arrived in front. Of course people got angry but we passed it. After show our Angolan visa and motorcycles paper we entered Angola.
First night we stayed Hotel Perola, Nzeto because it was sunset. Next day we hit the road again to go Luanda and see Gisela and Antonio. It was amazing to see them 9 years later again. They got married and have two lovely kids. We didn’t know that Gisela already made a plan for us to discover Angola. After three days later she said we are going to Malanje to see waterfall and we have already a room there. I suppose that she doesn’t want to see us anymore because kick us from the house in 3 days 😉
Around Malanje is nice to see
We started to ride motorcycle in the morning and arrived to Malanje just before sunset. The road was tar but need to be careful wit potholes because you don’t know when you can hit them.
When we arrived to address where we stayed They were waiting for us. We had really nice room or like a little apartment. Next day morning, we went to Calandula waterful after that Museleje falls which was hard to find it but we went there. It is peaceful area and also nice for camping. When we were going to the fall we passed three villages, which are nice to see, and tried to talk a little with people. The view was nice; also road was fun to ride. After that we visit Black Rock than we turned back our room and next day we arrived to Luanda again.
Gisela and Antonio were waiting for us. We ride 480 km and we were tired. Our plan was sleep early but little boy Thomas who was only 11 months He decided to don’t sleep. We know that They were also tired and go to work next day. We said Antonio to gave us Thomas we can take care. 1 am, 2 am, 3 am no sleep. We almost faint in the sofa. he was just smiling and showing his toys to play. And than Gisela came to downstairs and she took Thomas who got sleep in a second in the mother’s arms 😉 Of course we woke up noon next day…
We stayed with then total 16 days. They showed us Luanda life and visited a lot of nice area around. But our visa was running out so we said bye bye our friends and started to ride thought Namibia.
Funny thing was that we planned to a nightclub. They asked about closed what we have. Of course we don’t have anything special with us just some t-shirts and outdoor pants. They decided that we can’t go to the nightclub and we need some clothes.
We went to their room to look for their clothes. Gisela and I, Antonio and Ferry wear same size, also for shoes as well 😉 We took what we want and got ready to the night…
Our plan was camping if we can;
First day we ride until sunset, stopped a lot for photos and enjoy with views. We found a nice spot camping and sleep well. Of course, we were sending message to Gisela where we were? She couldn’t wait our second day camping and said that we have already a room in Lobito because she had some phone calls;)
We arrived to Lobito and they showed our house which is so big and next to the sea. They said that we could stay how much we want it. We stayed two nights and enjoy the beach. We were leaving to Lobito and told to Gisela. She said that we have another house already in Lubango. They were waiting for us and we can stay again how much we want. Really!
If she didn’t make our life so easy in Angola We are not sure that we could stay 30 days. If you have USD or EURO with you can have crazy exchange rate on the black market but still expensive.
Lubango must to see in Angola;
We went to Lubango from Lobito in a day and took our house key (Gisela already called a places to we stay in a house) which one was amazing. We stayed 4 days there to see around. Lobito has amazing landscape. Worth to see around. We went to Tundavala to see around, little tracking and ride enjoy.
We also wanted to see some waterfall around but some of them dry or it was so hard to go even if with motorcycle.
We went to Leba Pass and passed twice 😉 before started to Leba Pass you need to pay like road tax but we don’t clue for the price look like they were writing a price what they want 🙁
We were in Angola 27 days already. So, it was time to leave. Lubango to the Namibia border was 300 km. And we love to stop everywhere to look around. Therefore, we already decided to we are not going to border same day. Before sunset we found a spot to wild camping and it was look like nothing around. 😉 Just 500 meters in front has a house but no way to see it. We stopped and wait a little to see anybody passing or not. Okay good nobody around, we can start to set up the tent we saw some women and kids behind to trees. They were watching us with very curios eyes. We shake our hands and said “Ola” They started to laugh and than went. In the night, we figure out that we were next to house. 😉
We woke up in the morning but nobody around us. If you have kids around You have no chance to have privacy because they love to look at you. We are so interest for them. We understood that the family didn’t allow to kids. We just left from the tent in 5 minutes the family came.
We were having breakfast. They saw us and didn’t come closed and disturb us. When we saw them we couldn’t eat anymore alone and shared what we have. We tired to talk a little; most we used again body language. They were so nice, friendly and also so shy. We had some cans, jams… etc. we decided to give them all. And than we went to road for pass the border. And all day we told about the family.
We really like Angola so much. It is beautiful country. At the same time, thank you so much our friends Gisela and Antonio who made our life so easy there. I hope that we will see each other again somewhere and This time, I wish not 9 years to wait for that again.