Gay travel in Africa is more popular than ever, with Out2Africa organising many luxury LGBTQ+ safaris every year. There are plenty of gay-friendly destinations in Africa, and if you book with the right tour operator, your holiday will go off without a hitch.
As luxury LGBTQ+ Travel Experts in Africa, we can take care of planning your holiday so that you only have to focus on enjoying every moment. In fact, we’re so passionate about gay travel in Africa that our CEO David Ryan was appointed as the IGLTA (International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association) Ambassador to South Africa to improve visibility in the country and profile product offerings to international gay and lesbian travellers across the globe.
Why you should book with us
We’re the best in the biz when it comes to gay travel in Africa
We’re a proud member of IGLTA (International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association)
We help facilitate the gay travel industry in Africa
Our Travel Experts have first-hand experience of the best gay-friendly destinations, accommodation and activities in Africa
We do everything in our power to ensure and promote safe gay travel to Africa
We want to empower LGBTQ+ communities across the continent
Most of us are gay ourselves, so we understand the unique challenges that planning a gay-friendly holiday in Africa brings
Gay travel in South Africa is super easy as the country is very progressive and welcoming. In fact, South Africa was the first (yes, first!) country to outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation. Furthermore, South Africa was the fifth country to legalise same-sex marriage. With plenty of gay-friendly destinations, accommodation and activities to choose from, South Africa is possibly the most alluring destination for gay travel in Africa. And its oldest city, Cape Town, is often at the top of our guests’ lists as it’s known for being Africa’s gay capital.
When it comes to gay travel in Kenya, our guests often feel hesitant. However, the reality is that we’ve sent many happy LGBTQ+ travellers to Kenya! The very setting of the Out of Africa book and film, you’ll feel right at home and enjoy the vastness of the landscapes, rich diversity of wildlife, and vibrant local culture. It also hosts part of the annual Great Wildebeest Migration in the Maasai Mara, so time your visit right, and you’ll see millions of animals making their annual pilgrimage.
Gay travel in Tanzania equals authentic East African safaris as the country is also on the annual Great Migration route. But wait, there’s more. From fabulous pink flamingos at Lake Natron to Ngorongoro Crater, the only intact volcanic caldera in the world, there’s plenty to see and do. It’s also conveniently located to combine your Tanzania trip with a stay in the Zanzibar Archipelago for a bush and beach holiday.
Ah, Maldives. The island holiday of your dreams. A string of islands in the warm Indian Ocean, it’s a sunbathing, snorkelling and island adventure mecca. Gay travel in the Maldives is very possible, especially in the overwater resorts where tourists are mostly exempt from local laws. If you want a classic tropical island beach holiday, you can’t go wrong with the Maldives.
Gay travel to Africa does not have to be a daunting concept. If you book with the best (that’s us!), you can rest assured that your visit will be smooth sailing from start to finish. We’ve been there, done that and got the T-shirt by experiencing everything we recommend to you first-hand. This means there won’t be any surprises or hurdles! As a proud member of IGLTA, you can rest assured that we’re the best in the biz when it comes to gay travel in Africa. Contact our LGBTQ+ Travel Experts today, and let’s start planning!