Viewpoint of the Moon, Belas, Angola 

The Moon Viewpoint is a set of cliffs 40 km south of Luanda, in the municipality of Samba in Angola. Over time, erosion caused by wind and rain created the kind of lunar-martian landscape that we find today. This was the backdrop of the film “The Moon Lookout” from the Portuguese director Jorge António, the first Portuguese-Angolan film co-production, shot in 1993 and got the special prize at the Gramado Festival, Brazil.

Today you can enjoy a stop during the latter part of the day at the “Grand Canyon” of Angola, unique on the planet and only found, in a similar aspect, in the Republic of Congo in much smaller formations, and in Madagascar in grey color.

This is the only such cliffs in Africa with this geological formation of stunning almost Martian beauty.The tour will start at the Kissama National Park, where after visiting the park you can have lunch at Pousada Cuanza (not included.) After that, will stop at the Moon Viewpoint, where you’re able to watch the sunset reflected in such a beautiful work of nature.

Epic Angola Culture & Adventure Route © Monika Newbound

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