Angola is situated on the west coast of Africa, and is bordered on the north by Congo and north and northeast by Zaire, on the Southeast by Zambia and on the south by Namibia and on the west by the Atlantic Ocean.

The country's landscape consists mainly of broad tablelands varying from 3,000 to 5,000ft in altitude; a high plateau in the south ranges from 4,000 to 7,000 ft. The highest point in Angola is Mount Moco (8,569ft) in the Bengula region and Mount Navil (8,133ft) in the Cuanza Sul.