The trip you have organised for us was really great! The route was so interesting, every day completely different scenery! Angola is an amazing country. I have visited many African countries and Angola is on the top of the list.
My customers were very happy after this trip. Thank you very much for your professionalism and patience:-)
I wish you all the best and hope to see you soon!
Warm greetings, Kasia – (Poland) October 2018
Caro Paul, Como vai você?
A viagem que você organizou para nós foi realmente ótima! A rota era tão interessante, todo dia vistas completamente diferentes ! Angola é um país incrível. Eu já visitei muitos países Africanos mas agora Angola está no topo da lista.
Os meus clientes ficaram muito felizes depois dessa viagem. Muito obrigado pelo seu profissionalismo e paciência 🙂
Desejo-lhe tudo de bom e espero vê-lo em breve!
Calorosas saudações, Kasia (Polónia) Outubro 2018
Feedback from Mary Griese USA – August 2018
Just returned from a “wonderful” experience to the unknown country Angola!!! (#232 on the TCC list) with EcoTur. Although obtaining the new “online” Visa is a bit daunting initially, the process is executed within 24 hours. And biometrics are finalized on arrivals….so easy!!!! As a single American woman & world traveler, concerns about safety are paramount.
Eco Tur & notably Paul ( the owner) eased these
anxieties!!! Not only are they extremely
professional, efficient and knowledgeable, there was a genuine love and pride
exuded while sharing.
The vehicles were well maintained, clean and stocked with cold beverages inclusive of beer!!! (One of my 3 conditions to mark that I been to a country). Everything went “smoothly” with the exception of the Angolan road system lovingly known as African massage. Kalandula Falls were magnificent… the black rocks were remarkable !
Totally pleased with Eco Tur and recommend highly!!!
Feedback de Mary Griese USA – August 2018
Acabei de voltar de uma experiência “maravilhosa” visitando o país “desconhecido” Angola !!! (# 232 na lista de TCC) com EcoTur. Embora a obtenção do novo visto “on-line” seja um pouco assustador inicialmente, o processo é executado em 24 horas. E a biometria é finalizada nas chegadas … tão fácil !!!! Como uma mulher americana e viajante solo e do mundo, as preocupações com a segurança são primordiais.
Eco Tur & notavelmente Paul (o proprietário) aliviou estas ansiedades !!! Não só eles são extremamente profissionais, eficientes e experientes, houve um verdadeiro amor e orgulho exalava enquanto partilha.
Os veículos foram bem conservados, limpos e abastecido com bebidas frias, incluindo de cerveja !!! (Uma das minhas 3 condições para marcar que eu fui a um país). Tudo correu “suavemente”, com excepção do sistema rodoviário angolano, carinhosamente conhecido como “massagem africana”. As Quedas de Kalandula eram magníficas … e as Pedras Negras eram notáveis.
Totalmente satisfeito com Eco Tur e recomendo altamente !!!
As a keen and passionate traveller for 35 years, l’m constantly on the lookout for new places to visit. Angola had been on my radar for some time. As soon as global governments declared it a safe travel destination I started scouring countless travel agencies and internet sites for a way to visit.
Faced with continuous frustration and disappointment I finally found Paul Wesson and EcoTur.com. With rare patience and knowledge, Paul created an itinerary to meet my travel goals. He incorporated the diverse northern tropics with the desert regions in the south and worked it all into the dates I had available. They also arranged for an extra vehicle and guides to drive the fringes of the Namib Desert, through indescribable landscapes to meet some of the world’s most remote and amiable people.
Arriving at any destination is always trying after long flights and transfers. From the moment we exited the airport we were in the care of the Eco Tur team. Accommodation and meals were outstanding beyond expectation and experience. Even the desert camp arrangements were detailed with our convenience in mind. Importantly, vehicles were comfortable, well maintained and reliable. Guides were always helpful and informative. If Paul could not be with us he was always only a phone call away, checking on us daily.
The itinerary was only part of the help Eco Tur provided. Extraordinary lengths were taken introducing us to a new visa system and taking us through some difficult application problems. Furthermore, as our journey continued into Namibia, they took the time to introduce arrangements to assist with our border transit and onward journey. Nothing was too much trouble and all done with grace and good humour.
Thank you to Eco Tur for providing a remarkable experience.
I sincerely recommended Paul and Eco Tur for your Angolan travel plans.
Stuart Anderson, Australia – July 2018
Como um viajante apaixonado e muito ativo durante alguns 35 anos, estou constantemente à procura de novos lugares para visitar. Angola esteve “no meu radar” por algum tempo. Assim que os governos globais declararam Angola um destino seguro, eu comecei a vasculhar inúmeras agências de viagens e sites da internet para uma maneira de visitar.
Diante da frustração e desapontamento contínuos, finalmente encontrei Paul Wesson e Eco Tur. Com rara paciência e conhecimento, Paul criou um itinerário para atingir minhas metas de viagem. Ele incorporou os diversos zonas geográficas do norte bem com as regiões desérticas no sul e trabalhou tudo nas datas que eu tinha disponível. Eles também organizaram um veículo extra e guias para viajar com segurança nas franjas do Deserto da Namíbia através de paisagens indescritíveis para conhecer alguns dos povos mais remotos e amáveis.
Chegar a qualquer destino é sempre tentar depois de longos vôos e transferências. A partir do momento em que saímos do aeroporto e ficamos sob os cuidados da equipe Eco Tur. Alojamento e refeições foram excecional além da expectativa e experiência. Até mesmo os arranjos do acampamento no deserto detalhado com a nossa conveniência em mente. É importante ressaltar que os veículos eram confortáveis, bem mantidos e confiável. As guias foram sempre atenciosa e informativo. Se Paul não pudesse estar connosco, ele era sempre apenas um telefonema de distância, verificando-nos diariamente.
O itinerário foi apenas parte da ajuda fornecida pelo Eco Tur. Comprimentos extraordinários foram tomados introduzindo-nos a um novo sistema de vistos e levando-nos através de alguns problemas difíceis de aplicação. Além disso, como nossa jornada continuou na Namíbia, eles tiveram tempo de apresentar providências para ajudar no nosso trânsito fronteiriço e na jornada de Nada foi demais problemas e tudo feito com graça e bom humor.
Obrigado à Eco Tur por proporcionar uma experiência notável.
Sinceramente recomendei Paul e Eco Tur para os seus planos de viagem em Angola.
Stuart Anderson, Australia – Julho 2018
From the very beginning we were so happy to have chosen Eco Tur to organise our trip. They were able to provide us with a tailor made itinerary with thoughtful suggestions and sights we would never have seen had we gone on the trip without them. We had a wonderful driver Edson, who had a great relationship with all of the lodges and restaurants etc. He was always helpful and his guidance meant that we were able to make the most of the places we went, seeing some incredible sights as well as interacting with the locals. His English was outstanding, which made communicating with him easy. For us, the biggest benefit about travelling with EcoTur and having a great guide was that we felt safe at all times and were advised where it was safe to walk around and where it was best to stick to the road. The vehicle was exactly what is required of a road trip in Angola, it was a comfortable way to travel and Edson was also a skilled mechanic, which put our mind at rest when covering large distances, sometimes in more remote regions. The car was always topped up with cold drinks and thoughtfully Eco Tur had gone out of their way to provide the preferred beverages of each of the four of us on the trip. We were impressed with the choices of restaurants and were never given the chance to get hungry as food was always in generous supply, as well as being of an excellent quality. We are in the process of planning our next trip with Eco Tur already, there is so much to see in beautiful Angola!
Catriona Froydenlund August 2018
Desde o início, ficamos muito felizes por ter escolhido a Eco Tur para organizar nossa viagem. Eles foram capazes de nos fornecer um itinerário feito sob medida com sugestões e pontos turísticos que nunca teríamos visto se tivéssemos ido na viagem sem eles. Nós tivemos um motorista maravilhoso Edson que teve um grande relacionamento com todas as lojas e restaurantes etc. Ele sempre foi útil e a orientação dele significou que nós pudéssemos visitar o maioria dos lugares nós fomos, vendo algumas visões incríveis como também interagindo com os locais. Seu inglês era excelente, o que tornava fácil a comunicação com ele. Para nós, o maior benefício sobre viajar com Eco Tur e ter um grande guia foi que nos sentimos seguros em todos os tempos e foram avisados onde era seguro para caminhar e onde era melhor para manter a estrada. O veículo era exatamente o que é exigido de uma viagem por estrada em Angola, era uma maneira confortável de viajar e Edson também era um mecânico habilidoso, que colocava nossa mente em repouso ao cobrir grandes distâncias, às vezes em regiões mais remotas. O carro estava sempre cheio com bebidas frias e pensativamente Eco Tur tinha feito um esforço especial para fornecer as bebidas preferidas de cada um de nós quatro na viagem. Ficamos impressionados com as opções de restaurantes e nunca foi dada a chance de ficar com fome como a comida estava sempre em oferta generosa, bem como sendo de uma excelente qualidade. Estamos no processo de planear a nossa próxima viagem com a Eco Tur já, há muito para ver na bela Angola!
Catriona Froydenlund Agosto 2018
Theo Marés (Brasil) 08 Julho 2018
5 estrelas Eco Tur ! Muito bom! Passeio inesquecível no Kissama Park !!
Theo Marés (Brasil) 08 July 2018
5 stars Eco Tur ! – very good an unforgettable safari in Kissama Park with you !
Eco Tur Testimonial Japanese TV filming in June 2018
It was the first time I had to arrange filming in Angola for me. I am a film coordinator in Japan and have filmed in different African countries for many years, but Angola was the country with the least information in internet and even in guide books. Added to that, I do not speak Portuguese. Despite all those disadvantages, the filming went amazingly successful. It is all thanks to Mr. Paul and his staff of Eco Tur.
Before I came to Angola, Paul was answering to all my detail questions in his busy days whilst on other tours with other clients. All the requests of the arrangement I asked, he prepared them on time for my arrival. He has a vast network throughout the Angolan community, and this was so helpful.
Especially in respect of the filming permits issued by the press centre, he has developed trust with them over many years. So I managed to secure it very smoothly.
The drivers are all trustful and very professional (and very charming). They are very accurate with driving hours. The road in Angola was always under construction then, and it was difficult to estimate driving hours but as they always do touring in Angola, they have the most updated information of the road conditions.
Once we had a tire puncture because of bad road, but they were so professional. They have all the equipment, and we needed less than half an hour to change it.
Paul and his staff are very friendly too and all Japanese staff loved them and have always enjoyed lunch and dinner times. None of the other Japanese crew members spoke English well, but they had very good communication.
Now what I think of Angola, is next filming there. I don’t feel any disadvantage to arrange a filming anymore but an advantage because now I know Paul and the Eco Tur staff.
I really look forward to coming back to a lovely country, Angola!
Voice Japan Inc.,
Testemunho para Eco Tur – VOICE TV – e mpresa Japonesa filmando em Angola em JUNHO 2018
Foi a primeira vez que fiz filmagens em Angola. Eu sou a coordenadora de filmes no Japão e já filmei em muitos países Africanos diversos há muitos anos, mas Angola era o país com menos informação na Internet e até mesmo disponível em guias etc. E eu não falo português.
Apesar de todas essas desvantagens, as filmagens foram surpreendentemente bem sucedidas. É tudo graças ao Sr. Paul e sua equipe de Eco Tur. Antes de vir para Angola, Paul respondia a todas as minhas perguntas detalhadas (mesmo sendo já bastante ocupado com passeios com outros clientes). Todos os pedidos e os arranjos que eu pedi, foram preparados ate a hora da minha chegada. Ele tem uma vasta rede na comunidade Angolana e isso foi muito útil.
Especialmente no que concerne as acreditações e permissões de filmagem em Angola emitida pelo centro de imprensa, ele tem a confiança com eles pois trabalha com eles há muitos anos. Então eu conseguiu obter los facilmente. Os motoristas são todos confiáveis e muito profissionais (e muito charmosos). Eles são muito precisos com as horas de condução. As estradas em Angola estavam sempre em re-construção. É difícil estimar as horas de condução, mas como a Eco Tur sempre fazem muitas kms em Angola, têm as informações mais atualizadas das condições da estrada.
Uma vez tivemos um pneu furado por causa da estrada ruim, mas eles eram tão profissionais. Eles têm todo o equipamento e precisávamos de menos de meia hora para mudá-lo.
Paul e sua equipe são muito simpática e todos os membros Japoneses da equipe apreciaram bastante o caracter deles. Os outros Japoneses não falavam português nem inglês muito bem, mas tiveram uma comunicação muito boa. Almoços e jantares eram sempre muito bons.
Agora o que eu conheço bem Angola, espero para próximo vez que filmarei lá. Eu não sinto nenhuma desvantagem em organizar uma filmagem, mas sim vantagem porque agora eu conheço Paul e sua equipe Eco Tur.
Estou ansioso para voltar a um lindo país, Angola!
Voice Japan Inc.,
Super recomendo a Eco Tur. Comprometidos com o trabalho que prestam, Sr. Paul sempre atencioso e esclarecedor. Fiz o passeio de dois dias para Kalandula e de um dia para o Parque Quiçama.
Eco Tur – Super recommended ! Committed to the work they do, Paul is always attentive and enlightening. I made the two day trip to Kalandula and a day to the Quiçama Park.
Tamires Delfino 04 Junho 2018
Paul, Boa Noite! Muito obrigado pelo seu profissionalismo. Gostamos muito do passeio enquanto estávamos em transito em Luanda e certamente recomendaremos seus serviços.
grato, Paulino Abril 2018
Paul, good evening! Thank you very much for your professionalism. We really enjoyed the tour we took with your team whilst we were in transit in Luanda and we will certainly recommend your services.
thanks , Paulino April 2018
Hi Paul! I was just about to write to you, the safari trip was great! Very well organized and the group of people were really fun, thanks for the whole organization!! We had a great Sunday, and we had the chance to see a lot of animals I am definitely going to recommend it to everybody in my company.
Maria Febles December 2017
Oi Paul! Eu estava prestes a escrever para você, a viagem safari foi ótimo! Muito bem organizado e o grupo de pessoas foi muito divertido, obrigado por toda a organização !! Tivemos um ótimo domingo, e tivemos a chance de ver muitos animais, definitivamente vou recomendá-lo a todos na minha empresa.
Maria Febles Dezembro 2017
Além das amigas que levei ao passeio de um dia á Kissama e passeio de barco no Rio Kwanza, valeu a dobrar pelas amizades que fizemos!
O percurso foi muito animado, o carro confortável e a destacar a simpatia e gentileza do guia Dinis! O convívio durante as refeições foi excelente…ainda nos foi presenteado champagne por ser dia da Mulher! Muito bom!
Já no safari diversão absoluta. Apesar de não termos visto os elefantes (que bem os procurámos mas só testemunhámos as pegadas) ainda vimos as outras espécies,… adorei a elegância das girafas! Num todo foi excelente.Será com certeza para mais tarde recordar!
Cely Andrade Marco 2018
In addition to the friends I took to the day trip to Kissama and boat trip on the Kwanza River, it was well worth it for the friendships we did!
The ride was very exciting, the car comfortable and we must mention the friendliness and kindness of the guide Dinis! The conviviality during the meals was excellent … we were even given champagne for being Women’s Day! Very good !
Our exerience on the safari absolute fun. Although we did not see the elephants (we spent some time looking but only witnessed the footprints) we still saw themany other species of animals, …I loved the elegance of the giraffes! All in all it was excellent.Will be sure to remember much more later!
Cely Andrade March 2018
A Eco Tur tem sido uma grande ajuda no planejamento e na execução de nossa série de viagens documentarias “Meine fremde Heimat” para o SRF da Rede Nacional Suiça. Deveríamos tê-los envolvido desde o início do processo, mas eles nos ajudaram com a permissão de filmagem e o credenciamento da imprensa no último minuto. E com Willie Badenhorst tivemos um ótimo guia que nos ajuda durante a filmagem de muitas maneiras! E se voltarmos para a bela Angola, vamos trabalhar definitivamente com Eco Tur novamente “.
Oliver Roth – Gerente de Produção – Televisão Nacional Suiça SRF Marco 2018
“Eco Tur has been a great help in the planning and the execution of our documentary travel series “Meine fremde Heimat” for the Swiss National Television SRF. We should have involved them way earlier in the process, but they helped us with the filming permit and the press accreditation in the last minute. And with Willie Badenhorst we had a great guide that help us during the filming in so many ways! And if we come back to beautiful Angola we will definitively work with Eco Tur again.”
Oliver Roth – Production Manager– Swiss National Television SRF – March 2018
Paul- It was a wonderful three days. We had excellent drivers guides, scenery, accommodation and food. What more can could anyone ask? My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, one thing we would suggest is having maps available showing the route.
Paul- Foram três dias maravilhosos em Malange. Tivemos excelentes guias e motoristas, vitas lindíssimas boa acomodação e comida. O que mais alguém poderia querer? Minha esposa e eu, gostamos muito, uma coisa que sugerimos é ter mapas disponíveis no carro mostrando a rota.
By Elroy and Mary Luanda
Elroy and Mary Luanda
Uma excelente organização com Guias muitos bem preparados.
An excellent well prepared and organized company with excellent guides.
By Sandra Lima Oliveira, Luanda and Lisbon !
Sandra Lima Oliveira
Adorei o safari ! Têm um serviço muito bom. Equipa simpática e atenciosa.
I loved the safari ! Excellent service and very kind and attentive team.
Foi uma experiência fantástica, a opção perfeita para quem quer conhecer melhor este lindo país. Excelente escolha de itinerário e excelentes guia / condutores, simpáticos, atenciosos e super profissionais. 5 estrelas. Recomendo vivamente.
It was a fantastic experience, the perfect option for those who want to get to know this beautiful country. Excellent choice of itinerary and excellent driver guides, friendly, attentive and super professional. 5 stars. Highly recommend.
Bruno Rocha Veronese de Oliveira
6th Feb 2018
Bruno Rocha Veronese de Oliveira
We did a 3 day tour to the Kalandula Falls and it was fantastic! The Eco Tur staff are amazing and the cars very comfortable for this type of trip. To be repeated certainly
Fizemos um tour de 3 dias às Quedas de Kalandula e foi fantástico!O Staff é incrível e as viaturas são bastantes cómodas para este tipo de viagens. A repetir certamente
Participei na visita do Quissama Park com EcoTour, sábado 28 de Outubro 2017. Achei esse passeio EXCELLENTE!
O guia Edson chegou, como anunciado, às 06.00h em ponto, ao Hotel Fórum. Sei que os Americanos saíram já antes das 06.00h e eram um pouco frustrados de esperar na Lodge a partir das 07 horas até a nossa chegada, pouco depois das 08 horas.
A saida de barco foi uma das coisas verdadeiramente maravilhosas. Passiamos 2,5 horas no barco – 30 minutos mais de que foi anunciado ! A atmosfera entre todos nós – turistas e tripulação – era excelente! A mesma coisa aplica-se para o safari dentro do parque. Foi uma surpresa ótima que aqui também a saída, na procura dos animais, demorava um pouco mais de que anunciado. Maravilha que o carro tinha um tecto a abrir pois, consegui fazer belíssimas fotografias de pé, olhando através do tecto do carro. Gostei do mirador acima do Rio Kwanza ao final! Comida e bebida: ambas as coisas abundante!
Então: o passeio foi de facto maravilhosa e excelente.
Uma pequena indicação: Se o guia Edson às vezes poderia anunciar mais claramente o que vai ser feito, melhor. Mas isso não levou a nenhum prejuízo e foi apenas uma ninharia. Agradeço muito este serviço EXCELENTE, e espero, um dia, poder participar numa saida para Lumba, pois sou espeleólogo, interessado especialmente em grutas.
Thomas Kesselring (Suiça)
I participated in the Quissama Park visit with EcoTour, Saturday, October 28 2017. I found this trip EXCELLENT! The guide Edson arrived, as announced, at 06.00 a.m., at the Hotel Forum. I know the Americans left already before 6am and were a little frustrated to wait at the Lodge from 7am until our arrival, shortly after 8am. The boat trip was one of the truly wonderful things. We are 2.5 hours on the boat – 30 minutes more than was advertised. The atmosphere between us all – tourists and crew – was excellent!
The same thing goes for the safari inside the park. It was a great surprise that here too the departure, in search of the animals, took a little longer than announced. Wonderful that the car had an opening roof. I managed to make beautiful photographs, standing, looking through the roof of the car. I liked the viewpoint above the Kwanza River at the end!
Food and drink: both galore! So: the output was indeed wonderful and excellent. A small indication: If the guide Edson could sometimes announce more clearly what will be done, the better. Thank you very much for this EXCELLENT service, and I hope one day I will be able to participate in an excursion to Lumba, as I am a speleologist, interested especially in caves.
Thomas Kesselring (Switzerland)
Thomas Kesselring (Suiça)
Edson was a wonderful guide: good explanation, good driver, attentive. Thank you very much for the discovery and it was a very enjoyable tour. I’m in a hurry to do other tours in the future! Restaurant was a bit dark though !
O guia Edson foi maravilhoso : boa explicação, bom condutor, muito atento. Muito obrigada por a descoberta e foi um passeio muito agradável. Tenho pressa de fazer outros passeios no futuro ! Porem o restaurante foi um bocado escuro !
Thank you Ecotur team ! I loved the tour and it was really special for me to have the opportunity to do these trips with my aunt visiting Angola. Each tour is unique with ecotur. I love that.
Obrigado equipa Ecotur ! Adorei o passeio e foi realmente especial para mim ter a oportunidade de fazer essas viagens com minha tia visitando Angola. Cada passeio é único com o Ecotur. Eu amo isso.
An excellent day with excellent wildlife spotting.the food exceeded my expectations, great quality and choice of food given location, excellent value for money. Would definitely recommend this trip !
Um dia excelente com vistas espetaculares da vida selvagem. As refeições excederam as minhas expectativas, excelente qualidade e escolha de comida dada a localização, excelente relação qualidade / preço. Definitivamente recomendaria esta viagem!
Very good communication. Everything went as planned. Made maximum effort to show us all types of animals in the park even when this required extreme offroading. Very good value for money trip. Hard to understand how it can be profitable to run. A long trip !
Muito boa comunicação. Tudo foi conforme o planejado. Fez o máximo esforço para nos mostrar todos os tipos de animais no parque, mesmo quando isso exigia extrema off-roading. Muito bom valor para viagem de dinheiro. Difícil de entender como pode ser rentável dado os custos de Angola ! Passeio muito longo !
The Kissama Safari was better than my safari experience in Kruger Park !
Silvina & Mario Kahan
O Kissama Safari foi melhor do que a minha experiência de safari no Kruger Park!
Silvina & Mario Kahan
Silvina & Mario Kahan
O safári de um dia para o Parque de Kissama e Rio Kwanza foi maravilhoso. Valeu cada dólar investido. Começa por uma visita ao Miradouro da Lua, depois pequeno almoço (café da manhã) no Kwanza Lodge seguido de passeio de lancha pelo Rio Kwanza, delicioso almoço onde você pode conhecer a cozinha angolana e enfim o ponto alto, nosso safári fotográfico na “caça” aos animais (herbívoros somente: girafas, zebras, gnus, antílopes, veados, elefantes no dia que fui não apareceram) pelos meandros da floresta. O guia Edson foi gentilíssimo. Mais detalhes na postagem “VIAGEM A ANGOLA ou SORRIA, VOCÊ ESTÁ NA ÁFRICA!” que você poderá ler no blog SOPA NO MEL (procure no Google). By Ivo Korytowski
The Kissama Park and River Kwanza day trip safari to was wonderful. Worth every dollar invested. Start with a visit to the Miradouro da Lua, then breakfast at Kwanza Lodge followed by a boat trip on the Kwanza River, a delicious lunch where you can get to know the Angolan cuisine and finally the high point, our photographic safari in the “hunting “to the animals (herbivores only: giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, antelopes, deer, elephants the day I went did not appear) by the intricacies of the forest. The guide Edson was very kind. More details at post “TRAVEL TO ANGOLA or SMILE, YOU ARE IN AFRICA!” which you can read on the SOPA NO MELLO blog (search on Google). By Ivo Korytowski
Good night Paul
We adore the experience of the Kalandula Falls trip, we do not even have anything negative to pinpoint.
The whole experience from leaving the house to the return was optimal and we would love to to repeat in other locations in Angola with your company.
Your guide Edson who accompanied us was excellent, very helpful and attentive to everything. He drove very safely even through some of the bad parts of the road. He was always available to all who, especially with our family for as were accompanied by our young daughter. With is kindness and natural sense of help made the trip much easier, for us with our small child. The trip was also very informative in all the we visited, making links to the history of all the places. Whilst it is lovely to see great landscapes, is also important to know a little about its history.
We also wanted to register for the Saturday Safari to the park of the kissama, and Kwanza River 2 adults, a parentage of 2 years.
Our best wishes – Elaine Andrade
Adoramos a experiência de Kalandula não temos mesmo nada de negativo a apontar.
Toda a experiência desde que saímos de casa ao regresso foi ótima. E a repetir em outros locais de Angola na vossa companhia.
O vosso funcionário Edson que nos acompanhou é excelente, muito prestável, atencioso, seguro a conduzir durante todo o percurso mesmo em zonas de muito má condição da estrada. Sempre disponível para todos o que para nós foi ótimo pois nos encontrávamos acompanhados de uma criança pequena. E com a sua simpatia e sentido de ajuda facilitou muito está experiência com uma criança tão pequena. Também muito informativo em todos os locais por onde passamos fazendo uma ligação á história de todos os locais. Afinal de contas tão importante como ver boas paisagens é também conhecer um pouco da sua história.
Queríamos também inscrever para o passeio de sábado ao parque da kissama, e rio Kwanza 2 adultos, uma criança de 2 anos.
Sem outro assunto com os melhores cumprimentos – Elaine Andrade
Obrigado por esta fantástica experiência do passeio de 3 dias as Quedas de Kalandula, Pedras Negras e a Fazenda Cabuta.
Muitos parabéns à Agência e sobretudo ao Dinis e ao Neto que foram exemplares.
Thank you very much for this fantastic experience of the 3 day trip to Kalandula Falls, Pedras Negras and Cabuta Farm.
Congratulations to the agency and especially to the guides Diniz and Neto.
We arrived Japan Saturday night after long flights!
Everyone really thank you for everything what you done for us.
We can’t imagine an Angolan holiday without you.
We’ll be waiting for your proposed new itinerary for next year.
O grupo chegou de volta a Japão sábado à noite depois de longos vôos!
Todos realmente agradecem por tudo o que você faz por nós.
Não podemos imaginar férias em Angola sem você.
Estaremos à espera do seu itinerário proposto para o ano que vem.
My trip to Angola with Eco Tur was an excellent eye opener to a totally new context, culture, way of life – thank you so much for making everything possible and organising it seamlessly. I do look forward to more opportunities to see more of Angola.
Robert Davison, Hong Kong
Minha viagem a Angola com o Eco Tur foi um excelente abridor de olho para um contexto, cultura e estilo de vida totalmente novo – muito obrigado por fazer todo o possível e organizá-lo perfeitamente. Aguardo mais oportunidades para ver mais Angola.
M Cumps Robert Davison, Hong Kong
Robert DavisonHong Kong
I just wanted to say thanks again for organizing my recent trip in Angola, especially on such short notice.
Right from the get-go, I was pleasantly surprised that you answered my call – since it was a Sunday – and amazed at all the information you provided. Super useful!
I’ve travelled a lot in Africa, and it was really refreshing to deal with someone in English, who was able to answer my questions and provide lots of detail.
The printed “commentary” that you provided for the tour was really interesting reading. A big plus! It was also cool how you were available on Whatsapp and that you called several times to check how the tour was going…much appreciated.
Kikas was reliable and professional and took me to all the places I wanted to see. I had a great time! So many highlights…Kwanza River Lodge is a really nice place. Relaxing, beautiful, and the food was delicious! And Miradouro da Lua was beautiful.
Thanks for providing a great service. I was impressed with how responsive and knowledgeable you are, and how well you know the country.
I’d definitely recommend Eco Tur Angola…you guys are definitely the best (and only) choice for people who want to explore Angola…it’s a beautiful place.
Keep up the great work and thanks again! 🙂
Eco Tur Video Production
In April 2016 I was handed the task of executing a corporate video production in Luanda, Angola at very short notice. This was one of the most challenging projects I have ever experienced, but also one of the most successful thanks to the services provided by Eco Tur Angola.
Eco Tur went above and beyond my expectations whilst in Luanda. Not only did they provide a professional, experienced and skilled camera crew, they also provided helpful advice throughout and made my visit hassle free. Their team assisted me from the outset, from visa requirements to meet and greet at the airport and hotel, to local transport and even location scouting. Before finding Eco Tur I had planned to bring a camera crew from outside of Angola, and I’m glad I didn’t go ahead with this. Eco Tur have an essential local knowledge and understanding and I would have not got by without them. Their communication was excellent throughout our work together and they provided everything I needed for a successful trip. I was also privileged to tour the city of Luanda with Eco Tur and I would recommend every visitor to do the same.
Turning around this project in such a short time span was a real challenge, but Eco Tur had all of the logistics covered, which allowed me to focus on producing a successful video. My clients are very happy with the results and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Eco Tur as my first choice for video production in Angola.
I would like to thank all of the Eco Tur team on behalf of myself and my clients, it has been a pleasure working with you and I hope we can collaborate again in the future.
Paul Reed Video Producer
April 16, 2013
Eco Tur Angola has handled wonderfully well our ship’s logistically complex visits to Angola — offering great ideas, making the impossible happen, mustering all kinds of resources, and seeing that our guests have an extraordinary time. On top of that, they are easy to communicate with, fun to work with, and nice people. Angola has a lot to offer, and Eco Tur has a deep knowledge of its many facets.
Ralph Hammelbacher Vice President
I had the pleasure of travelling with EcoTur and its proprietor, Paul Wesson, during my visit to Angola in March 2016. EcoTur is a wonderful touring company. In advance of my travel, I had multiple telephone and e‐mail conversations with Paul, who diligently helped me plan a customized tour in Angola. Paul was attentive to my individual interests, which included visits to natural attractions in coastal and interior Angola. In particular, I wanted to spend considerable time at Kalandula Falls, and Paul was able to customize a trip for me that allotted substantial time at that worthwhile location, as well as the N’Dalatando Botanical Gardens, striking Pedras Negras, and the scenic mouth of the Kwanza River. Angola is not a bargain destination, but in spite of its economic challenges, Paul put together a stellar trip for me. He was also instrumental in helping me secure my Angolan travel visa, including an invitation letter personally signed by the Minister of Hotels and Tourism.
Upon arriving in Angola, I was met by an EcoTur guide at the airport, who provided me with an afternoon cultural tour of the capital, Luanda. Paul himself was returning that day from another tour in the opposite corner of the country, but immediately upon his arrival that evening he made himself available to meet with me for a wonderful meet‐and‐greet dinner at a fine Luandan restaurant. I know he must have been fatigued from his long journey, and I greatly appreciated the personal effort he made to be present on the eve of my arrival.
The next three days never wavered from the initial level of excellence. Paul was an enthusiastic, upbeat guide, and shared numerous interesting (some amazing) stories about his experiences in Angola. These made the road miles fall away, and I learned a great deal about the history, culture, and sights of Angola, while getting the insider’s recommendations on must‐see locations and photographic spots. My desire to stay longer at some sites made for some long evening miles between destinations, but Paul never complained, or chided me on the compromised schedule. His top priority was the needs of the customer, and I was so appreciative of his unwavering service.
Impressively, when I mentioned my pie‐in‐the‐sky hope to obtain scientific data about several of the rivers we had seen, Paul got on his cell phone and was able to promptly arrange me a one‐on‐one appointment with the governmental head of water resources! Paul has extensive connections, and the impromptu meeting was an unexpected coup of my trip. I obtained scientific information, straight from the source, which would have been impossible to have gathered elsewhere.
I have no doubt that my trip to Angola would not have been even fractionally as successful if I had not employed the service of EcoTur. Paul Wesson is a wonderful ambassador for the tourist sights of amazing Angola, and I am so happy to have met him and used his business—I cannot recommend them highly enough.
Prof. John Keyantash
I am writing to express our gratitude for the work Eco Tur did for my organization, the Japan External Trade Organization, in January and March this year. As you know, we used Eco Tur to manage our transport logistics for a Japanese business delegation to Luanda that included several courtesy visits to the cabinet members and site visits for some 25 executives over 5 days.
Since our office is based in Johannesburg, we were very grateful to you and the staff at Eco Tur for providing not only excellent service during the delegation but also for the invaluable advice during the planning stage.
We would happily and without hesitation recommend your services to other companies.
From May so till June 15th, 2016 I enjoyed a 15 day tour with Eco Tur Angola covering almost 4000 km of good and rough roads throughout Angola and most of the tourist highlights of the country.
In the wee hours of the night I was picked up at Luanda airport by an Eco Tur driver who took me to Saleme guest house to catch up on some lost hours of sleep, before Willie, a South African citizen with almost two decades of experience in Angola, took charge of me for next 15 days starting with a city tour of Luanda covering all the finest viewpoints including the fortress.
The following two weeks Willie took me to Southern Luanda with its Slavery Museum, the Miradouro da Lua (viewpoint picturing a supposedly lunar landscape), the Kwanza River Lodge, a cosy place run by a lovely lady from South Africa, then on to Kissama National Park for safari, the city of Porto Amboim, the waterfalls of Binga, staying overnight at Iris coffee farm, followed by the cities of Sumbe, Lobito, Catumbela and Benguela. The overnight stay at the very good Lodge Kapernbawe offered another game drive (although here game is rather limited as of yet). The city of Lubango and its environs offered a variety of spectacular views, in particular Tundavala and Serra da Leba. Thence we descended into the scenic desert city of Namibe, the beautiful oasis of Arco, reaching the southernmost point of our journey at the little fishing town of T6mbwa not very far from the Namibian border.
The return trip included the former UNITA stronghold of Huambo, scenic Wako Kungo, the town of Calulo, staying overnight at Cabuta Coffee Farm to be reached only by a dirt road that probably hasn’t seen a grader in decades. Coming closer to the end of our tour, we reached the most scenic highlights of any trip to Angola: the Black Rocks (Pedras negras) at Pungo Andongo and the waterfalls of Kalandula, among the highest and largest in Africa. On the final leg back to Luanda the botanical garden in N’dalatando proved to be another rewarding place not to be missed by anybody interested in nature.
I would like to express my thanks to Paul, who worked out this tour in a very professional manner. There was no need for me to correct even the slightest detail of the programme.
And my special thanks must go to Willie, my driver and guide all along my tour. Willie knows the country, even its remotest angles, probably better than most Angolans themselves do. He was familiar with every city and town we visited en route. Extremely well-versed in Angolan history, politics and economy, Willie was able to portray a comprehensive picture of modern-day Angola, including its assets and challenges, and why its assets are not always used to full capacity, and why some challenges seem to be so difficult to address.
Willie is the perfect connoisseur of Angolan geography and nature, being able to identify any mammal on the ground (or tree) or bird in the sky within a fraction of a second, no matter how elusive its appearance may have been. When my untrained eyes just barely noticed the fugitive presence of a feathery creature in the sky of Kissama (or anywhere else), Willie immediately identified the exact species and subspecies and explained how far it differed from another subspecies we were likely to see shortly (and actually saw within a few minutes). The same applies to the flora of the country. There wasn’t a single tree, shrub or flower that he was unable to identify and describe accurately. At Kissama Willie showed me the blossom of a baobab tree for the first time.
I can certainly recommend Eco Tur to anybody who wants to take an in-depth-look at Angola, its nature and its people and who is willing to spend some money on this project. There is probably no other company in Angola matching the experience of Eco Tur relating to tour…
Guenter PlambeckDeputy Head
Having worked with EcoTur Angola for more than 10 years, I am pleased to offer an unqualified recommendation for the impeccable service provided by Paul Wesson and his team.
As editor of corporate magazines for BP Angola and Sonangol (the national oil company of Angola), I have needed to travel extensively overland for photography and to gather material for editorial features. Thanks to EcoTur there are now few of its remote corners that I have not visited in comfort – and more importantly – in safety.
A major on-going project has been a series of large-format calendars for BP and also a spin-off coffee table book containing unique pictures – only possible through the knowledge and tightly- planned itineraries put together by Paul which enabled me to make the maximum possible use of my limited time and budget.
I found this understanding of my needs to be part of the EcoTur DNA and there was never an “impossible” demand not met, which often required getting to exactly the right location for the perfect picture angle.
Paul and his organisation also manage the fine-detail of the logistics and accommodation for my trips, and his relationship with the management of the many and varied places at which we have stayed always seems to assure an extra level of attention.
Accordingly, I am delighted to recommend the services of EcoTur – both for an individual or group on vacation – and especially for the professional client like me, very often knowing what one wants to achieve but, in an unfamiliar environment, not quite sure how to do so.
Altogether, I have travelled more than 10,000 miles criss-crossing Angola with Paul Wesson and EcoTur, delivered with a lightness of touch by someone who is clearly passionate about Angola.
July 01, 2016
I have been back home here in Australia for several weeks now and am just starting to review my photos and go over the recent trip that I thoroughly enjoyed with you. I found that your local knowledge and experience in Angola was the essential ingredient in making my trip an amazing experience.
Throughout the entire trip you made every effort to make sure that we achieved everything we possibly had planned for. This was an incredible achievement based on having only just under 3 weeks that we had in Angola.
Your superb organizational skills enabled us to make the best use of our time at all times.
In fact, if time permits, I would consider yet another trip with you as there is so much to see and experience in Angola.
It is also important to mention that all of the restaurants, hotels and guest- houses that you organized were all an excellent choice to ensure that we always had great food and comfortable accommodation.
I would have no reservation in recommending your services at Eco Tur to anyone who wants to see the best of Angola.
We spent 18 days travelling around Angola with Paul and Edson of Eco Tur. We’ve been coming to Angola for more than a decade, and know well how difﬁcult it can be, and how disorganised hotels often are.
Paul and Edson were not only a pleasure to travel with, but went out of their way to make all our guests feel very comfortable and welcome. They got us through with minimum amount of hassle, and kept on top of hotel staff to make sure we got the best service possible. Nothing was too much hassle. I look forward to working with the Eco Tur team in the future and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone.
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Dr. Callan CohenDirector
We went to beautiful places and the staff of Eco Tur are professional and nice.
As series producer of Africa’s Great Civilzations, a landmark history series for US broadcaster, PBS, I had to set up filming all across the African continent. Angola was a key location for our series and we relied heavily on Paul’s expertise and deep understanding of Angolan culture and bureaucracy to facilitate our filming.
The filming was a success and throughout our stay in Angola we felt secure, welcome and appreciated by Paul and his team as well as all we met in Luanda and Mbanza Congo.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Paul and Eco Tur for anyone wishing to film in Angola.
Africa’s Great Civilizations
Como produtor da série “Great Civilizations of África” ( “As Grandes Civilizações da África”), uma série de história marcante para a emissora norte-americana PBS, tive de começar a filmar em todo o continente Africano. Angola foi um local chave para a nossa série e confiamos fortemente na perícia de Paul e na profunda compreensão da cultura e burocracia Angolana para facilitar as nossas filmagens.
As filmagens foram um sucesso e durante toda a nossa estadia em Angola sentimo-nos seguros, bem-vindos e apreciados por Paul e pela sua equipa, bem como por todos os que conhecemos em Luanda e Mbanza Congo.
Eu não hesitaria em recomendar Paul e Eco Tur para quem deseja de filmar em Angola.
Graeme Hart Produtor de séries Americana “As Grandes Civilizações da África” PBS / Nutopia
Para compartilhar a excelente viagem que fizemos e que contamos mais uma vez com o profissionalismo e o carinho do vosso guia Diniz! Ele supera as nossas expectativas em cada viagem!
Aproveito para enviar algumas fotos!
Muitissimo obrigada! – Auxiliadora Bezerra
Just a note to share the excellent trip that we made and that we count once again with the professionalism and the affection of your guide Diniz! You surpass our expectations on every trip!
I take the opportunity to send some photos!
Thank you very much! – Auxiliadora Bezerra
A Kissama Safari with Eco Tur ! One of the most amazing experiences I’ve ever had, I mean I’m struck with how beautiful my country is, I’m speechless really. Thank you @ecoturangola and I can’t wait for what’s still to come..
Um Safari em Kissama com Eco Tur – Uma das experiências mais incríveis que já tive, quero dizer, estou muito impressionado com o quão bonito é o meu país. Estou sem palavras realmente. Obrigado @ecoturangola can’t espero ansiosamente pelo que está por vir !
Nuelma Sophia Martins Luanda
Hi traveller friends if you ever have the intention to visit Angola and the territory of Cabinda I can highly recommend Eco-tur.com.
Paul is the owner of the company and he can move things for you to get a visa and he knows Angola very well.
Plus his people they are very knowledgable and they respect the time schedule.
Ola amigos viajantes ! Se você tiver a intenção de visitar Angola e o território de Cabinda, posso recomendar o Eco-tur.com.
Paul é o dono da empresa e ele pode mover as coisas para você obter um visto e ele conhece muito bem Angola.
Além disso, suas pessoas são muito experientes e respeitam o cronograma.