December 16 – 17. The Angola Field Group will will join biologist Michel Morais and his research team from Agostinho Neto University for our annual Turtle Trip which this year will be to Praia das Oncas which is the beach below Miradouro da Lua, before the Kwanza River. For the past ten years the university’s biology faculty has been tracking turtles south of Luanda.

We will spend Friday night walking up and down the beach in teams hoping to find turtles laying eggs. We will camp on the beach and leave the next morning back for Luanda.

We plan to leave the city at 1400 on Friday to avoid heavy traffic and allow us to pitch our tents in daylight. This is a beach with a locked entrance so if you are not able to leave the city at this time, please do not sign up for the trip. Participants must supply their own food and camping gear. A four wheel drive vehicle is necessary. We must keep numbers to a strict limit so please only sign up if you’re serious about going and if you can comply with the time. Final trip details including our meeting location will be given once you’ve signed up and are confirmed for this trip.

When you are registering for this trip please indicate:

* if you have room in your vehicle for more passengers and how many can you take
* if you do not have transport and need a lift
* if you will be leaving from the city or from Luanda Sul

We are collecting $25.00 from each participant to donate to the Marine Turtle Conservation Project. To register for this trip, email Henriette Koning at angolafieldgroup@gmail.com. All Angola Field Group trips are at your own risk. No guarantee of spotting turtles.