The Republic of Angola is situated on the west coast of Africa and is bordered by the DR Congo, Zambia and Namibia. Southern Angola is marked by desert while the north has a humid and tropical climate. The cool and dry season, from May to November, is considered the best time to travel to Angola. The landscape consists of savannahs, grasslands and valleys with forests. In the heart of the country you will find highlands with numerous waterfalls that attract many rare birds. Along the vast coast are small villages with friendly locals, tropical palm beaches and colonial estates. Angola’s capital, Luanda, in the north of the country is a modern metropolis with an impressive skyline that is well worth visiting. Regardless of your travel plans for Angola, always take into account the risk of (tropical) diseases and mosquito bites. Malaria is prevalent in Angola. Our KLM Health Services experts gladly tell you whether you require vaccinations and provide advice on additional measures you can take to minimise health risk during your stay. Click here to make an appointment (in Dutch) with one of our nurses.
Angola vaccinations: the most common risks
In Angola, you may run the risk of catching (tropical) diseases to which you are usually not resistant. The right vaccines can protect you against these. Please find below a list of the most common health risks in Angola and read which specific vaccinations you require.