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Lobito is a port city in Angola located on the Atlantic Ocean coast in the Benguela Province. It is Angola’s second most important port, located about 200 km south of the capital city of Luanda. The population of Lobito is estimated to be around 180,000 people.

The city of Lobito is situated on a narrow strip of land that separates the Atlantic Ocean from the Bengo River, which flows into the ocean. The area is known for its beautiful beaches and has become a popular tourist destination. The city is also home to a number of historical sites, including the ruins of a fort built by the Portuguese in the early 19th century.

Lobito has a long and rich history. It was first settled by the Portuguese in the late 16th century, and it became an important port for the slave trade. During the 19th century, it was a major port for the export of coffee, sugar, and other commodities. In the early 20th century, it was the site of a major battle between the Portuguese and the forces of the Angolan National Liberation Front during the Angolan War of Independence.

Lobito is now an important commercial center and is home to several industries, including fishing, manufacturing, and oil refining. The city is also home to several universities and colleges, making it an important educational center in the region. Lobito is a vibrant city with a diverse cultural heritage, and it is a popular tourist destination for those looking to experience the history and culture of Angola.

Excursion tips for a day in Lobito

As a tourist in Lobito, Angola, there are a number of activities to enjoy throughout the day. Here are some of the top things to do:

1. Visit the beaches of Lobito. The beaches of Lobito are some of the most beautiful in Angola, with white sand, crystal blue waters, and plenty of activities including swimming, snorkeling, and fishing.

2. Explore the city’s colonial architecture. Lobito was founded in the late 19th century and is home to several colonial-style buildings, including the Lobito Cathedral and the Church of Saint Anthony.

3. Take a boat ride along the Benguela Current. The Benguela Current is a large ocean current that runs along the coast of Angola and is home to a variety of marine life. Taking a boat ride along the current is a great way to experience the beauty of the ocean.

4. Visit the Lobito Museum. The Lobito Museum is home to a large collection of artifacts and artworks that tell the story of the city’s history.

5. Enjoy the nightlife. Lobito is home to a vibrant nightlife scene, with plenty of bars, clubs, and restaurants to explore.

6. Shop at the local markets. Lobito is home to a variety of markets, including the Central Market and the Municipal Market, where you can find a variety of traditional African goods.

7. Go on a safari. Lobito is home to a number of wildlife reserves, where you can go on a safari and spot a variety of animals, including elephants, lions, and zebras.

Experience Lobito with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Lobito. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Lobito

Lobito in Angola experiences a tropical climate with hot and humid summers and mild winters. During the summer months, temperatures can reach up to 33°C (91°F) and the humidity can be quite high. In the winter, temperatures are milder, ranging from 18°C (64°F) to 22°C (71°F). Rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year, with the wettest months being March and April. The dry season runs from May to October, with the hottest months being October and November. Overall, the climate in Lobito is warm and humid year-round.

Cruise weather for Lobito

Our weather forecast for Lobito helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
May. 30th 2024 May. 30th 2024 max: 27.3 °C
min: 21.3 °C
13.7 m/s
11.2 m/s
1.9 %
23.0 m
70.9 %
1,012 hPa
May. 31st 2024 May. 31st 2024 max: 26.4 °C
min: 19.9 °C
15.5 m/s
14.4 m/s
2.2 %
24.1 m
70.6 %
1,013 hPa
Jun. 1st 2024 Jun. 1st 2024 max: 24.9 °C
min: 18.8 °C
14.4 m/s
12.6 m/s
2.6 %
24.1 m
74.4 %
1,014 hPa
Jun. 2nd 2024 Jun. 2nd 2024 max: 24.0 °C
min: 17.7 °C
14.4 m/s
10.8 m/s
29.2 %
24.1 m
74.9 %
1,015 hPa
Jun. 3rd 2024 Jun. 3rd 2024 max: 24.1 °C
min: 18.3 °C
13.7 m/s
9.7 m/s
18.8 %
24.1 m
73.9 %
1,015 hPa
Jun. 4th 2024 Jun. 4th 2024 max: 24.1 °C
min: 17.8 °C
14.8 m/s
11.2 m/s
0.3 %
24.1 m
74.4 %
1,015 hPa
Jun. 5th 2024 Jun. 5th 2024 max: 24.5 °C
min: 18 °C
16.2 m/s
15.5 m/s
2.2 %
24.1 m
76.2 %
1,015 hPa
Jun. 6th 2024 Jun. 6th 2024 max: 24.6 °C
min: 18.8 °C
14.4 m/s
11.2 m/s
14.6 %
24.1 m
79.0 %
1,014 hPa
Jun. 7th 2024 Jun. 7th 2024 max: 25.0 °C
min: 19.9 °C
14.4 m/s
12.2 m/s
21.2 %
24.1 m
78.3 %
1,014 hPa
Jun. 8th 2024 Jun. 8th 2024 max: 24.8 °C
min: 20.1 °C
14.4 m/s
11.2 m/s
6.6 %
24.1 m
78.0 %
1,015 hPa
Jun. 9th 2024 Jun. 9th 2024 max: 25.0 °C
min: 19.9 °C
14.4 m/s
12.2 m/s
18.1 %
24.1 m
78.7 %
1,014 hPa
Jun. 10th 2024 Jun. 10th 2024 max: 25.0 °C
min: 20 °C
14.4 m/s
11.5 m/s
19.2 %
24.1 m
80.9 %
1,014 hPa
Jun. 11th 2024 Jun. 11th 2024 max: 25.8 °C
min: 20.4 °C
14.8 m/s
10.4 m/s
2.0 %
24.1 m
81.2 %
1,014 hPa

Cruises to Lobito

Would you like to travel to Lobito on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Lobito.

Scheduled ship calls in Lobito, Angola
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Dec. 22nd 2024 Sunday, 22nd of Dec. 2024 Seabourn Sojourn 11:00 am 07:00 pm
Feb. 15th 2026 Sunday, 15th of Feb. 2026 MS Europa 12:00 am 12:00 am
Feb. 16th 2026 Monday, 16th of Feb. 2026 MS Europa 12:00 am 12:00 am

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