LGBT safaris in Tanzania

Gay people travel to Tanzania and they are also booked in the same room, as well as a shared bed. Tour operators are quite aware and it is worth understanding that there are numerous countries where homosexuality is illegal; Tanzania being just one of several in East Africa.

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It’s important to note that public displays of affection are not well accepted even between straight couples, so decorum is just smart practice here for all visitors. Imagine watching a mother and son greet each other on the street - no hugs, a hand shake, that’s all. This is as far as it goes, although it is customary for men to hold hands (this is not unusual). Guides know tourists are a little more affectionate, and may give you a hug, but it would only be done in a tourist setting. Despite Zanzibar’s colour and hints of exotic, it will not be any more lenient than mainland Tanzania.


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February Calving Season Safari in Tanzania (9 days)

day 1

First day of your African adventure
  • February Calving Season Safari in Tanzania (9 days)
  • February Calving Season Safari in Tanzania (9 days)
  • February Calving Season Safari in Tanzania (9 days)
  • February Calving Season Safari in Tanzania (9 days)
  • February Calving Season Safari in Tanzania (9 days)
  • February Calving Season Safari in Tanzania (9 days)

day 2 to 3

Tarangire offers unparalleled game viewing
  • February Calving Season Safari in Tanzania (9 days)
  • February Calving Season Safari in Tanzania (9 days)
  • February Calving Season Safari in Tanzania (9 days)
  • February Calving Season Safari in Tanzania (9 days)
  • February Calving Season Safari in Tanzania (9 days)
  • February Calving Season Safari in Tanzania (9 days)

day 4 to 5

Ngorongoro Crater safari won't disappoint
  • February Calving Season Safari in Tanzania (9 days)
  • February Calving Season Safari in Tanzania (9 days)
  • February Calving Season Safari in Tanzania (9 days)
  • February Calving Season Safari in Tanzania (9 days)
  • February Calving Season Safari in Tanzania (9 days)
  • February Calving Season Safari in Tanzania (9 days)

day 6 to 8

Home to the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth
  • February Calving Season Safari in Tanzania (9 days)
  • February Calving Season Safari in Tanzania (9 days)
  • February Calving Season Safari in Tanzania (9 days)
  • February Calving Season Safari in Tanzania (9 days)
  • February Calving Season Safari in Tanzania (9 days)
  • February Calving Season Safari in Tanzania (9 days)

day 9

End of calving safari!

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Popular Tanzania Safaris

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

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August Migration Safari with HerdTracker (10 days)

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Experience one of Africa's greatest spectacles – smell the dust and hear the noise of thousands of animals crossing the Mara River in an epic struggle for survival...

Stopping for drinks | Affordable Green Season Safari in Tanzania (8 days)

Affordable Green Season Safari in Tanzania (8 days)

From Lake Manyara to the Ngorogoro Crater and the Serengeti, this Tanzania safari offers real value and shows off the burgeoning green world of Tanzania's rainy season migration ...

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Tanzania June/July Great Migration Safari with HerdTracker (9 days)

Explore the wonder of the great wildebeest migration from the best Tanzania has to offer...

 | Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)

Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)

This blockbuster Tanzania safari will show you the best of the country's outstanding wildlife and the beach paradise of Zanzibar...

Pel's Fishing Owl in flight | Secret Selous Game Reserve Sojourn (6 days)

Secret Selous Game Reserve Sojourn (6 days)

Explore the Selous Game Reserve and Stiegler's Gorge by 4x4, boat or walking safari, looking for Pel's fishing owl, wild dog, rhino and elephant...

 | Tanzania July to October Great Migration Safari with HerdTracker (9 days)

Tanzania July to October Great Migration Safari with HerdTracker (9 days)

The wildebeest migration, is one of the “Seven New Wonder of the World” and also known as The World Cup of Wildlife. If there is a safari you should go on, this has to be it!...

 | June to July Wildebeest Migration Safari in Tanzania with Herdtracker (9 days)

June to July Wildebeest Migration Safari in Tanzania with Herdtracker (9 days)

If the great migration is on your travel bucket list, then this memorable safari in Tanzania is ideal for you....

 | Best of Africa Safari (16 days)

Best of Africa Safari (16 days)

Experience the best of Africa, from the Okavango Delta – one of Africa's Seven Natural Wonders – to the endangered mountain gorillas and East Africa's Great Migration...



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