You've always wanted to venture to wild, untamed Africa. However, you probably don't even know about half the treasures you can find here! Now is the time to collectively make the dream come true! If you are still hesitant about travelling to Africa as a gay group, don't be! We've got the most gay-friendly hot spots for you and your crew in Africa.
When travelling as a group, you have many exciting benefits. Many of our luxury safari lodges offer the exclusive hire of their properties so that you can have all the privacy in the world. Imagine having a private pool, your own butler — the works! You also don't have to share your safari vehicle with other travellers and can pick or choose your itinerary for the day, depending on your mood.
Cape Town in South Africa should be at the top of your list! The most gay-friendly destination in all of Africa, you can expect to feel right at home. For a Big 5 safari, Kruger National Park is a safari lover's dream come true! If you want to go for the ultimate road trip, Garden Route is perfect for a self-drive adventure.
A private game reserve is simply more exclusive, with fewer safari vehicles blocking your view. These reserves also allow you to go off-road to see the wildlife up-close. If you want to venture out after dark, private game reserves often offer night safaris to see a different side of the wild.
Oh, honey! Where do we even start? If you travel as a group, you unlock so many exclusive experiences. You can often book out the entire accommodation and have private experiences without sharing with other guests. Think walking safaris, adrenaline-fueled activities such as ziplining, sipping wine in the Cape Winelands, going on a luxury rail journey, and so, so much more.
"Depending on where you are travelling in Africa, you should always check with your Travel Expert, which preventative health measures you should take. Lucky for you, parts of South Africa like Cape Town and the Garden Route are malaria-free, so you don't have to worry about those pesky mosquitoes (although we still suggest you bring a good bug repellent!).
South Africa's weather can change in two ticks, so you should always ensure that you bring warm and cool clothes, regardless of the season. The African sun is also on another level! So please remember to bring and apply plenty of good sunscreen with a high level of protection.
Also, remember your sunglasses, a hat, your cossie, your best khaki safari outfits, comfy shoes for hiking, your most fabulous outfit for a night out of the town. However, please remember to leave plenty of luggage space for all your souvenirs and shopping you will do during your visit! You'll thank us later."
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, and endless starry skies. We won't be surprised if you've clicked 'book now' already!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. You'll be bedazzled by this country's beauty.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
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Featured April 30th, 2021
Featured April 30th, 2021
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