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Malanje- Angola Your Travel Guide.

Introducing Malanje There is no place in the world quite like Malanje the Inland from Luanda, Malanje

is a good staing point for visiting the Kalandula waterfalls - a spectacular site of massive rock formations of great beauty, where they be marked in the footsteps of Queen N’Ginga M’Bandi and the king N’Gola Kiluange.

Once arrived in the capital of the Province of Malanje you’ll find a small town, calm and quite clean. Infrastructure is improving constantly.

The Kalandula falls themselves are an awesome sight & said to be Africa’s second’s largest waterfalls. A short walk from the ‘car park’ takes you to the edge of sharp precipice over which the falls thunder casting showers of spray into the air.

This practical, information is highlights the major places of interest. Describing attraction, and offering good suggestions on where to tour, stay, eat, shop and relax. By: M.Dala


The Land

Malange is the capital city of Malanje Province in Angola Pop. 222,000 approxi-

mately Malange, at an elevation of 1,220 m. Nearby is the spectacular Calandula waterfalls, 85 km from the city. These falls are 105 metres high and their great width makes them the main tourist attraction in the region. It is a breathtaking sight. are massive black rocks. The greatest dam in the country is in Malange, in

the municipality of Capanda. The climate is mainly humid, with average tempera-

tures between 20 and 24째C and rainfall 900 mm to 130 mm in the rainy season (October to April).

Pedras do pungo andongo photo by:M.Dala 2009


History in Brief

History in Brief Nzinga was born to Ngola Kiluanji and Kangela around 1582. According to tradition, she was named Nzinga because her umbilical cord was wrapped around her neck (the Kimbundu verb kujinga means to twist or turn). It was said to be an indication that the person who had this characteristic would be proud and haughty. According to her recollections later in life, she was greatly favoured by her father, who allowed her to witness as he governed his kingdom, and who carried her with him to war. She also had a brother, Ngola Mbandi and two sisters Kifunji and Mukambu. She lived during a period when the Atlantic slave trade and the consolidation of power by the Portuguese in the region were growing rapidly. Nzinga first appears in the historical record as the envoy of her brother, the Ngola Ngola Mbande, at a peace conference with the Portuguese governor João Correia de Sousa in Luanda in 1622. Portuguese settlers founded Malanje in the 19th century. The construction of the railway from Luanda to Malanje, in the fertile highlands, started in 1885. The environs of Malange included the principal cotton-producing area of Portuguese West Africa and drove its development since the beginning. The town developed in the mid-19th century as an important feira (open-air market) on Portuguese Angola’s principal plateau, between Luanda — the territory’s capital and largest city, 250 miles (400 km) to the west — and the Cuango valley, inhabited by Mbundu peoples, 125 miles (200 km) to the east. Situated at an elevation of 4,373 feet (1,333 metres), the town had a high-altitude tropical climate, ideal to several agricultural productions. The city developed as an important agricultural, manufacturing, trading and services centre. Its productions included cotton, textiles, coffee, fruit and corn, and among its facilities it had cinema, hospital, railway station and airport.The Cangandala National Park, was established by the Portuguese authorities on 25 June, 1970, having previously been classified as an Integral Natural Reserve on 25 May, 1963.


After independence from Portugal the withdrawal of the Portuguese in conjunction 2002), severely hampered the production of cotton as well as that of coffee and corn (maize). Malanje was partially destroyed during the civil war, but reconstruction efforts in the years following the end of the conflict have rebuilt the city and its surroundings.

The people The most of Malanje people there are very friendly like helping each other, there are a very hard work trying to develop they province. Language: Portuguese is the universal language, but in malange you will find other dilate like Kimbundo is the languages more spoken in malanje. Religion: while the Angolan constitution officially guarantees freedom of religion. Catholic is the predominant religion on the region and there is others.

Food and Drink: There are many options in the city of Malanje, and kalandula The dishes are kizaca the USSE, dried meat and game, kinhanza, ginguinga (made with giblets), which is always accompanied by fungi of cassava or maize.

People whash their cloths on the river .


The people

with Angola’s independence in 1975, and, later, the Angolan Civil War (1975–

How to get there

How to get there

Required travel documents for Angola, Passport valid for 6 months the least Visa Required by all (except certain transit passengers). Exit permit also required. A business visitor requires sponsorship from a local Angolan company or state entity. Visas can be obtained in Luanda via the inviting company or government agency or from an Angolan embassy There is an airport in the city of Malanje and an airfield in Kapanda By car on the road will be about 4 hours to get to Malange from luanda and the road is very good at the moment. Electric power Electric power: 220V / 50 Hz Health Precautions, Angola All visitors over one year of age arriving from infected areas must have a yellow fever vaccination certificate. Hepatitis B, malaria, cholera, trachoma, schistosomiasis, river blindness, and sleeping sickness are all hazards. Tapwater is not potable. Sophisticated medical treatment is not available. Health requirements change; check latest


Area code to Angola: +244


Currency in Angola, Kwanza (Kzr) = 100 centimos. Notes are in denominations of Kzr100, 50, 10 and 5. Coins are in denominations of Kzr1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 50, 20 and 10 centimos.

Place to sleep

Hotel palanca One night ÂŁ65 pp


Places to visit

Cemeteries - Cemetery of Cambumdi-Catembe, the kizenga Cemetery and other

historical Cemeteries in the municipalities of Caculama and Cacuso, where are buried many of which revolted against the colonial forces.

Tombs of Queen N'Ginga M'Bandi, N'Gola M'Bandi - are located in Kwaba N'Zóji. Evangelical Church of Quêssua - in the city of Malanje, is being rehabilitated and formerly worked as a convent. Places to visit

Ruins - Ruins of Cacumbo, ruins of the fortress-Punga Andongo (1671) and the ruins of the factory Quissol of 1820 (in N'Zongola and Madimba)

Kangandala National Park - established as a national park in 1970. It has an area of 600 km ². The most important is the existing palanca negra gigante. Forest Reserve of railways of Malanje - has 200 km ².

Integral Natural Reserves of Luanda and the Special Milando - located in the municipalities of Luquembo and Kunda Dia-Baze/Marimba/Caombo.

Forest reserve of the Samba-Lucala - It has 400 km ² of extension.

Pedras Negras de Punga Andongo - rock formations of great beauty, where they be marked in the footsteps of Queen N'Ginga M'Bandi and the king N'Gola Kiluange. Furnas of Cacolo - Ancient ruins of primitive

dwellings under the stones and where natural deposits

Where to Relax

the island of Kwanza, the city of Cangandala has favourable places for bathing and is also the re gion of giant black palanca. The Falling Calan

dula (ex Duke of Braganza) has more than 500 meters and forms a rainbow and a permanent fog illusory. It has a viewpoint and is a favourable place for walks

and picnics. There are also the Falls of St. Francisco José, Quedas of Colo and the rapid Quedas Luino.


Where have fun

There are alot of options in kalandula and in city of malanje.

Festival and Events

The celebration of the City held on 13 February and on 4 February is also celebratplaces to visit

ed because of the massacre of the Lower Kassange. In the traditional festivals are the typical dances massemba ean’buenzena the sound of instruments like the marimba Calandula, kuissange, Hungarian and drums known as Batuque

Where to Buy

The craft has a lot more expression and producing centres

are in Marimba, Quirino and Massango. The production is diverse with objects in basketry, dolls, Pilões, hats of sobáš (called Kijingas), combs, pipes and many others. The material used is more jungofe wood and bamboo.

Practice of Sports

In many rivers it is possible the practice of sport fishing.


Land of the Palanca Negra Gigante. Part of the biggest attractions of Cangandala National Park, natural habitat of the Palanca Negra Gigante, the partial and full booking of Luanda, the black stones of Punga Andongo, local history and natural

beauty in the west of the city, 116 km the capital, the Falling Calandula (eg Duke of

Braganza) to 85 km from the capital, the dam of Capanda, most of the country and Hydro still in conclusion.


Fotos: M.Dala

Malanje sunrise this picture was taken at 5:30 am

There is more than 14 pe-

troleu station

on the way to malanje.


Kalandula Car Park

Discovering the way to kalandula waterfall.


photo: M.Dala

The footsteps of Queen N’Ginga M’Bandi

The footsteps of king N’Gola Kiluange.


Our traditional huts, one of the most atrraction in recent years

than 2000 tour-

ist over the weekend come from all over the world.


Tourism in Malanje

Malanje receive more

Natural Rocks

Mr Alberto with M.Dala Production

Tourism zone


The most beutiful

place in


Rock of Pungo Adongo Kalandula


come to visit

Whether you‘re visiting malanje for a day or you‘ve known for years, there are so many stories that best told whilst walking around the city. Experience Malanje with guides who love Malanje their city and who love show why Malanje is one of the best places to visit. There are a lot of opportunities to discover the city’s secret corners with a wide range of tours by foot or by car. Malanje is a city that is proud of historical past and express itself through fascinating combination of old and new, but most of all, through the spirit of its people. Its truly a place waiting for you to discovered. By: M.Dala



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