If you're looking for the best gay-friendly destinations, you've certainly come to the right place! We know Africa inside out. We know her secret hideaways, members-only locations, and hottest shows – and we're ready to roll out the red carpet just for you.
Africa has many gay-friendly countries, and we know exactly where you should go when, where to stay, and all the tips and tricks to make your holiday the best it can be. Here are the best countries to add to your itinerary!
Africa’s gay capital, Cape Town, is a hub of all things thriving and fabulous. A delicious concoction of experiences, sights and tastes await you here in South Africa's oldest city.Explore Cape Town
Botswana is a country of mystery that will take your breath away while also making you scratch your head due to its unique nuances. With its puzzling Delta flooding in the dry winter months and seemingly endless herds of elephant, this wildlife haven is like no place on earth.Explore Botswana
Ellen Degeneres and her wife Portia de Rossi shone the limelight on Rwanda as a popular possibility for gay travellers. After their visit, they raved about their life-changing experience with the endangered mountain gorillas. Now you can experience it too! Hey, if it's good enough for Ellen!Explore Rwanda
South Africa is possibly the most seductive destination in Africa for gay travel. Not only is it the top gay-friendly country on the continent, but it is like multiple countries rolled into one.Explore South Africa
If you want a more cultural beach escape, Mozambique is for you. One of Southern Africa’s best-kept secrets, this destination is your gateway to unspoilt beaches and protected marine reserves, as well as a colourful cultural scene.Explore Mozambique
Comprised of 115 islands huddled together in the warm, turquoise Indian Ocean, Seychelles is a paradise begging to be explored. The best part? It's one of the more gay-friendly island destinations out there and one of only a handful where homosexuality is legal. Sign us up!Explore Seychelles
Unleash your wild side (grrr!) by stepping back in time for a luxury safari at the Big 5 safari mecca, Kruger National Park. There's just nothing more intimate than being surrounded by only the vast, untouched wild and its residents, trust us.Explore Kruger National Park
Nothingness has never looked this pretty. Sparsely populated but packed with unusual, vast and varied landscapes and wildlife, Namibia delivers escapism like nowhere else on earth. If you want to break free from modern-day chaos with your dearest and nearest, this is the place to be. It's also the ultimate road trip destination with excellent roads and stops along the way, begging you to pull over and soak it in.Explore Namibia
If your heart is lusting after an escape away from modern-day distractions, Okavango Delta is the place to go. Think water wonderlands, bustling with a dizzying variety (and amount) of animals, serene silence, mokoro safaris on the largest Delta in the world.Explore Okavango Delta
An authentic East African safari in the world-famous Serengeti and Maasai Mara National Parks await you in Kenya. Home to one of the world's greatest natural wonders, the Great Migration, a visit to Kenya will humble and empower you all at once.Explore Kenya
What is more romantic than being “stuck” on a floating luxury resort? The Maldives is the dreamiest setting for both a romantic or family vacation. This destination offers endless adventurous activities, some of the world’s best snorkelling and diving areas, and not to mention beaches with the silkiest sand!Explore Maldives
If you think 'honeymoon', you think Mauritius. This island of love will steal anyone's heart as soon as they set foot on the powdery beaches. And once you've explored the underwater world too, you'll be full-blown in love with this tropical paradise.Explore Mauritius
A land of contrasts and classic African landscapes, Tanzania's landscapes are what comes to mind when you think "African safari". With the continent's highest mountain Kilimanjaro, a plethora of wildlife to see, endless coffee plantations, and — most notably — the setting for part of the Great Migration. This country's beauty will bedazzle you.Explore Tanzania
Standing next to this largest sheet of falling water will leave you gasping for breath. One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Victoria Falls is a playground, with rip-roaring activities lurking around every corner.Explore Victoria Falls
If you love wining and dining, the Cape Winelands will steal your heart. It's a medley of magnificence with dramatic mountain ranges, carpets of vineyards snaking in between sun-soaked valleys, and French-inspired towns.Explore Cape Winelands
Madagascar is an off-the-beaten-track island best-known for its cartoon-like lemurs, powdery beaches, giant Baobab trees, verdant rainforests, and rich culture. As the largest Indian Ocean island, there's lots to see, many of which are found nowhere else on the planet.Explore Madagascar
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