Travelling throughout Africa can be daunting for members of the LGBTQ+ community. Over the years we’ve been incredibly proud to work with many singles/couples and groups in the community to advise and carefully plan incredible safari options – whereby safety and respect underpin a memorable vacation.
Of course, often the LGBTQ+ community wants nothing more than to be treated just as any hetero-normative travellers would be however, the reality is that travelling in some parts of Africa, where the laws may be different to back home, can require some further consideration or discussions.
You have no idea where to go on vacation this year? Then you have come to the right place! We know Africa, her must see beauty and secret locations, secret special spots – and we’re ready to roll out the rainbow carpet especially for you.
Allow us on this journey as we explore some of our favourite LGBTQ+ friendly African safari and beach destinations!
Named one of the most diverse travel destinations in the world offering Big 5 safaris, breath-taking scenery, wine tasting like no other, vibrant city life filled with culture and endless adventure. With a number of gay-friendly destinations, accommodation, and activities to choose from, South Africa is possibly the most attractive destination for LGBTQ+ travel in the whole of Africa. And its oldest city, Cape Town, is at the top of the list as it’s known for being Africa’s queer capital.
In Botswana same-sex relationships have been legal since 2019, but even before it was legalised, Botswana’s tourist destinations were always welcoming to LGBTQ travellers, and continue to be to this day making it one of the best destinations for LGBTQ travel in Africa.
This diverse wildlife destination offers the ultimate retreat. Whether you’re enjoying a safari in the Okavango Delta, exploring the private reserves in Chobe or the Kalahari, you will hardly encounter other travellers while in the wilderness making it the perfect intimate and exclusive experience.
Regarded a leader in East Africa for its advanced actions towards LGBTQ+ rights. In Rwanda, same-sex relationships are legal and the country’s tourism field is widely accepting and welcoming of LGBTQ travellers.
Home to the critically endangered mountain gorillas, trekking in Rwanda has been named ‘a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience’ and we couldn’t agree more. A true ‘off-the-beaten-track’ experience certain to bring out the adventurer in you.
In 2007, the Mozambican government introduced legislation that protects gay, lesbian and bisexual employees from discrimination in the workplace. They took it a step further in 2015 and legalised same-sex relationships in June 2015.
Mozambique offers so much and more…From doing as little as possible on the beach, snorkelling, swimming, scuba diving, dhow cruises and fishing to relaxing with a crisp cocktail in hand.
Africa is awaiting you, and ready to share her magic. Speak to us to learn more about how we can assist in planning a safe and memorable African trip!