Ah, Seychelles. The island dreams are made of. And since same-sex sexual activity was declared legal back in 2016, you can walk down the beaches holding hands without a care in the world.
However, although the law might be on your side here, it is important to note that the local population might feel differently. Therefore, it is always best to check with your travel consultant and stick to areas where you can express yourself freely without disapproving glances.
Seychelles is fairly progressive for an African country. Homosexuality was legalised back in 2006, and employment discrimination based on sexual orientation is also illegal. However, there is still some stigmatisation when it comes to residents. Tourists, of course, are welcomed with open arms!
Definitely! Of all your African islands, Seychelles is one of the most gay-friendly options. The law is on your side, and there is some protection in place regarding employment discrimination based on sexual orientation. However, you should also note that residents still face some judgement. Not to worry, though! Tourists are generally exempt, and we handpicked our service providers to give you the ultimate gay-friendly experience!
Seychelles lies just off East Africa's coast, so you should not miss out on an authentic East African safari in Tanzania and Kenya. You also can't venture to the African continent without visiting South Africa! Home to Cape Town, the gay capital of the continent, you will have a blast in this colourful, diverse city. A safari is also on the cards in the Kruger National Park. If adrenaline-fueled activities are your thing, a stopover at Victoria Falls is a must. And, if you still haven't had enough of the island lifestyle, Maldives and Mauritius beckon you from not too far away.
Take your pick! Whether you explore the land or water, you will have endless options, including bronzing your body on the beach, to snorkelling, diving, and cultural excursions. You must also take a ride on the glass-bottomed boat to see the magical world that lurks beneath the ocean's surface.
Luxury Resort and Spa? Check. Island Lodge? Check. Villa right on the beach? Check. Take your pick from our curated list of ooh-la-la beautiful accommodation.
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