The owner of South African tour operator Rovos Rail said on Monday in the city of Huambo, in Angola’s central highlands, that he is interested in investing in the country given its potential in several areas, the Angolan media reported.
Rohan Vos, who is accompanying the 50 or so tourists of various nationalities travelling on a luxury train between the cities of Dar es Salaam and Lobito, said he planned to promote Angola to his country’s investors, according to Angolan news agency Angop.
Despite the civil war that the country experienced for about 30 years, the authorities’ efforts to “turn the country into the lands of a fresh start” are visible, which is why it has to further spread its image internationally, he said.
Before being bid farewell by the governor of Huambo province, Joana Lina, the group of 56 tourists, including South Africans, Americans, English, Swiss, Dutch, Australians and New Zealanders, toured the main streets of the city of Huambo, where they visited the war tank zone in the Chiva district, the Nocebo Cuca brewery, the parish of Our Lady of Fatima, the Constantino Camôli Library and the Culatra garden, among other sites.
The train left Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, on 14 July, bound for Angola, as part of a trans-African convoy safari called “The Two Oceans”, entered Zambia, crossed the Democratic Republic of Congo, arrived at Luau, in Angola’s Moxico province, and will finish its journey in the port city of Lobito, Benguela province. (Macauhub)