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. You'll be bedazzled by this country's beauty.

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Home to Nature’s Greatest Show

Tanzania is a celebrity in its own right, but it's also bordered by some of Africa's most remarkable destinations, namely Kenya, Rwanda, Zanzibar, and more. And although you'll want to see the Big 5 and Great Wildebeest Migration the country is renowned for, there's plenty more to see and do. From the pink flamingos parading Lake Natron to the wildlife haven of the Ngorongoro Crater, the powdery sand of Pemba island, or the cultural Stone Town, you can spend weeks exploring Tanzania.

Although homosexuality is illegal in Tanzania and same-sex marriage is not recognised, tourists have been and are welcomed with open arms for many years now – especially when it comes to the safari lodges and service providers we hand-pick for you! If you're looking for an authentic East African safari, you can't go wrong with this wildlife paradise.

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All Your Burning Questions Answered

How Gay-Friendly Is Tanzania?

The local law states that homosexuality is illegal and same-sex marriages are not recognised. There is also no protection offered for LGBTQ+ residents. However, since Tanzania is and have been for many years now a thriving tourist destination, gay tourists are welcomed and can generally do as they please in designated tourist areas.

Is Tanzania Safe for Gay Couples?

Gay tourists are more than welcome in Tanzania. Even though it is illegal to be homosexual, tourists are generally left to do as they please. However, it is important to respect local laws and customs upon your arrival at the airport and while in public areas by not showing affection. Once you've reached your destination, however, there's no need to keep your hands off each other!

Which Gay-Friendly Destinations Should I Pair with Tanzania?

Kenya is a hop, skip and jump away and, depending on the time of your visit, you might have to go here to catch the Great Migration as it also takes place in Kenya. You can also add an island getaway in Seychelles, Maldives or Mauritius to your African safari. If you want to meet up with the endangered mountain gorillas, we can add Rwanda to your list. Best we not forget the Gay Capital of Africa - Cape Town in South Africa!

What Are The Best Gay-Friendly Experiences in Tanzania?

There's nothing as gay-friendly as a safari! The wild do not judge and will give you a show you will never forget! Venture into the world-famous Serengeti National Park for an unforgettable safari. If you enjoy hiking, you will be spoilt for choice with extinct volcanoes and other beautiful trails. In return for your effort, you will enjoy incredible views from the top! Now, if you are a SERIOUS hiker, consider taking on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain! If you want to get to know the local culture, you can head to the famous and mystical Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

What Are The Gay-Friendly Accommodation Options in Tanzania?

Whether you want a Luxury Safari Lodge, a Sustainable Dome Tent, Luxury Tented Camp, or a traditional Hotel, we know all the best gay-friendly places to stay at in Tanzania.


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