Angola Climbing Festival | 16 to 25 August

History is being made with the first-ever Angola Climbing Festival!

Big things are happening for African climbing, and you’re all invited to join the celebration at the inaugural Angola Climbing Festival!

Date: 16 to 25 August 2024
Place: Serra da Leba, Angola

Angola is ripe with climbing potential, boasting an abundance of jaw-dropping cliffs and mountain ranges, including spectacular big walls to rival the likes of Yosemite Valley. Read on to see what the organisers at Climb Angola have got lined up for us, click the button below to grab your tickets for this incredible event, and start planning your trip….

Grab your tickets before 1 May to cash in on the early bird discount!
Note that there are also limited free and volunteer spots available.


We’re excited to host the first-ever Angola Climbing Festival in Serra da Leba for 9 days. The event takes place on the cliffs of Serra da Leba, a stunning location on the edge of the Huila plateau overlooking the Namib desert plain. The festival is open to climbers of all levels, and we’re excited to welcome climbers from around the world.

In Serra da Leba, stacks of yellow, orange and red sandstone tower above the waterfalls in the canyon below. Sport, trad and multi-pitch routes and development opportunities await you on these walls. The bulletproof sandstone escarpment ranges from 4 to 6 pitches tall. A nearby side canyon, yet to be explored, has walls over 600 meters tall and incredible potential for climbing.

The climbing festival will feature climbing, route development, slacklining, a bolting workshop, film screenings, and more. Camping, meals and the event t-shirt are included in the ticket price ($200 early bird tickets, $300 after May 1st). Tents are available to rent if needed. We have a limited number of tickets available, so we recommend signing up early. This is a great opportunity to support the budding climbing community in Angola.

After the festival, maximize your trip to Angola by joining us for a climbing safari around the country. As we make our way back to Luanda, we’ll be stopping at some of the best climbing areas in Angola: Sumbe, Conda and Pedras Negras, and seeing some beautiful sights along the way.

Click here for more information about accommodation, getting to Serra da Leba, weather conditions, packing list recommendations and more!


Climb Angola works hand-in-hand with the local community to develop climbing and sustainable adventure tourism in Angola, including initiatives focused on the availability of clean water and solar energy in the villages near the crags in development.

Find out more about their valuable work and check out some more mind-blowing pics of all that Angola has to offer at the button below: