To fully appreciate Luanda you need to book a Holiday Houseboy, your private gay friendly tour guide. If you want to see the tourist sites, places off the beaten track or discover new experiences, the Holiday Houseboy is there to help you. He looks after your safety and welfare at all times.
Zinga is a graduate in Human Sciences. Then he took the path of Human Communications, learning different languages along the way. He has worked as a middle school teacher. For his hobbies, he likes to play the bass guitar, listening to music, reading and meeting new people. If you are looking for a local insight to Luanda, then book Zinga, our Holiday Houseboy for Luanda.
Zinga is covid vaccinated, is a non-smoker and speaks English and Portuguese.
Total cost for the guide services of Zinga for a full day of 8 hours = a non refundable deposit of USD 45 by paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 50 in cash to Zinga after his services. Total 95 US dollars.
Alternatively for the guide services of Zinga for half a day of 4 hours = a non refundable deposit of USD 25 by paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 30 in cash to Ricky after his services. Total 55 US dollars.
This does not include transport, entrance fees or any food & beverage costs.
How To Book A Holiday Houseboy
To book any of our Holiday Houseboys please go to the enquiry form.
Remember a Holiday Houseboy is your gay friendly tour guide who looks after your safety and welfare at all times.
Please note these are guide services and not sexual services.
Highlights of Luanda
Luanda is the capital of Angola. It is the largest city and principal port of the country. Luanda has over 8.3 million inhabitants.
The Portuguese explorer Paulo Dias de Novais founded the city in 1576 and gave it the name of São Paulo da Assunção de Loanda. As such Luanda is one of the oldest colonial cities in Africa. It served as the center of the slave trade, principally to Brazil until its abolition in 1836.
Another significant time period was the Angolan Civil War of 1975-2002. Many white Portuguese left as refugees, and moved to Portugal. On the other hand, some traveled overland south to South Africa. However Luanda’s local population exploded causing problems of infrastructure. This all resulted in more slums to such an extent that a major construction project is under way to resolve some of the most important issues. As a result of the brain drain, Cuban soldiers came to the rescue offering the restoration and maintenance of basic services.
After 2002, major expansion occurred with the help of increased wealth from the oil and diamond industries. Damages areas from the civil war received funds for the rebuild. But on the most part the majority of funds went to the capital.
Not withstanding, Luanda is one of the most expensive cities in the world for expats. So even though most of the inhabitants are from the ethnic group of the Ambundu, and secondly of the ethic groups the Bakongo and the Ovimbundu, a small ex-pat group still exists. These being Portuguese. Probably as the main language is Portuguese in Angola.
When it comes to tourism, the top attraction is Miradouro da Lua. Simply a lookout with views of outstanding wonders of nature. Second comes Fortaleza de Sao Miguel. A fortress built by the Portuguese but taken over by the Dutch for a short time 1641-1648. Its location is near the Island of Luanda where it connects with the mainland. Nowadays the Fortress houses the National Museum of Military History of Angola.
If you are looking for a beach experience, look no further than Ilha do Mussulo. Sangano Beach is a good alternative.
When it comes to museums, you may wish to give Museu da Moeda with its 36,000 coins and 9,600 medals. Alternatively you have the National Anthropology Museum (Museu Nacional de Antropologia) to catch your attention. Although small, it hosts a local art collection. To understand Angola’s past then visit the Museu Nacional da Escravatura, the National Slavery Museum. It chronicles Angola’s participation in the slave trade.
Even though the deposit you pay is non refundable, during the present challenging times your booking maybe cancelled due to the ever changing covid travel restriction. In this case your deposit can be transferred to a later booking at any of our 140+ destinations worldwide for a period of 12 months.