There is always something to help with at the Kilombo. Learn how you can get involved too.

Permangola happens once a year bringing together Permaculture and Capoiera Angola at the Kilombo Tenondé .

Cobra Mansa is both the founder of the International Foundation of Capoeira Angola as well as Kilombo Tenonde.

Permangola 2016: 18 to 24 January

Include: camping space and 3 meals per day
Registration form >>>

Registration: R$450 until 10th December 2015, R$550 after
Included: camping space and 3 meals per day

PayPal registration incl. tax: R$500 until 10th December 2015, R$600 after
>>> Event Permangola 2016 on facebook >>> 


Welcome to Kilombo Tenondé Center for Capoeira Angola and Permaculture!

Directed by “Mestre Cobra Mansa,” this center combines the art of Capoeira Angola with the practice of permaculture through a series of activities, events and volunteer opportunities. Together with local farmers several activities are also held encouraging the production of agricultural products without the use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers (including: cacao, cinammon, crove, urucum, palm, guaraná, manica, jaca fruit, vegetables and more).

The Kilombo is located in Bonfim, a small village close to the city of Valença. The area has native forest mixed with areas of agriculture and areas that are reforested. The property has a swimable river and a great number of fruit trees. It also has a garden that supplies most of the vegetables for participants.

How to Arrive

How to get to Kilombo Tenondé, From Salvador- Catch a ferry boat to Bom Despacho, from there you’ll take a bus to the city of Valença. Go through the bus terminal and take another bus to the Povoado de Bomfim. Ask the motorist to drop you off at the Kilombo. In case you wait a long time for the bus at the terminal in Valenca another option is to take a Combi (white VW van) which would be 3 reais at the fair of Valença, which passes at the Povoado de Bonfim. It’s a 10-15 minute walk from the bus terminal to the fair. If you arrive after 17:20 and don’t see a bus or Combi (VM Hippie Van), you can catch a taxi to the Povoado de Bonfim. There will be Nelson, a capoeira mestre and taxi driver that helps out by offering rides to the Kilombo for 50 reais. It would normally cost a lot more since it’s 20 kilometers to the Kilombo.

His number is (75) 3611-2663 or (75) 9147-1895 The bus times for the Valenca-Povoado de Bonfim is below. The average price is R$2.65. Empresa Cidade do Sol: 05:45, 07:50, 10:10, 12:20, 14:30, 17:00 Empresa Santana: 05:30, 07:10, 09:30, 12:00, 15:10, 17:20 (Domingo 07:10, 12:00, 15:10, 16:10, 17:20) Empresa Camurugipe: 05:30, 7:00 e 11:30 If you prefer not to take a ferry boat there’s a bus that goes straight from Salvador to Valenca. The name of the bus company is Águia Branca and only runs on Mondays and Fridays. It leaves Salvador at 06:20 and arrives in Valenca at 10:25 in the morning. The cost is R$34.76 Here you can buy a ticket through the internet: If you’re taking a car through BR101, follow the path to BA542 and go about 10KM, there should be a sign for the Kilombo on the right side. Turn in the road and the main house should be 100 meters away.