Offices and accommodation are in short supply and the expats are overloading the city with their demands.
Come nighttime, temperatures cool, and after dinner, it’s lovely to have a drink or a coffee at one of the bars and cafés, especially along the water.
Only in recent years beginning to establish itself as an attractive tourist destination after decades of civil war, Angola today has much to offer, from superb, unspoiled beaches and tropical islands, to national parks now restocked with plenty of game, mountain passes, desert landscapes, fascinating historical buildings and a vibrant culture.
Accessed by road from neighbouring Southern African countries or by air, its main airport is Luanda International Airport.
British music producer Mark Voysey, paying £290 a night for a room at the Epic Sana hotel last week, knew Luanda wasn’t cheap.
‘But I didn’t expect to pay £32 for a room-service hamburger,’ he splutters.