Zandre Campos, CEO of Angola Capital Investments, says Angola has more to offer tourists than what is commonly marketed.

“I think there is a lack of promotion and I think in the future Angola will be one of the key destinations in Africa,” says Campos, adding that the country has 1 550 kilometres of coastline, much of which has not been explored.

“We have lots of aquatic attractions, such as fishing, surfing, and kite-surfing in Mussulo islands.”

Campos has invested in Bluoshen, which has seven small hotels, five in Luanda and two in Benguela.

Most of Angola’s leisure tourists come from Portuguese-speaking countries such as Brazil and Portugal, he says, adding that the biggest challenge Angola faces in tourism is communication.

He says the changes made when applying for a tourist visa from any Angolan embassy or consulate has helped to improve tourism to the country. Travellers can apply for a visa online or visit any Angolan embassy or consulate to apply for a visa.

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