Angola - Is a southern African nation whose varied terrain encompasses tropical Atlantic
beaches, a labyrinthine system of rivers and Sub-Saharan desert that extends across
the border into Namibia. The country's colonial history is reflected in its Portuguese
influenced cuisine and its landmarks including Fortaleza de Sao Miguel, built by the
Portuguese in 1576 to defend the capital, Luanda.
Currency: Angolan kwanza
Official language: Portuguese