Safety Tips for LGBTQ+ Travelers in Tanzania

by Benjamin Kerns

Sep 17, 2019

Tanzania © Moizhusein | Dreamstime

Destinations / Africa

Tanzania took a step back into the dark ages last year when the government attempted to crack down on homosexual activity in the country. Efforts to ban LGBTQ+ get-togethers, including closing down clubs and PRIDE events, left many people in fear. Homosexuality has long been illegal in the country, which is why travelers should take precaution when visiting.


If your travels take you to Tanzania it’s important you let others know where you’ll be at all times. Give detailed information to family and friends back home, and even consider letting the local embassy know you’re in the area. The country sees 1.3 million tourists annually, and a foreigner being arrested is not commonplace. However, it’s best to avoid open displays of affection with same-sex partners and you might consider staying in separate rooms to avoid suspicion. Open displays of sexuality are considered taboo whether you’re gay or straight here.

It would be unwise to seek out any LGBTQ+ bars or nightclubs while visiting the country. Instead, enjoy the main attractions in the region or city and save the partying for elsewhere. Stick to the most popular tourist-friendly hotels in each area, as they’re accustomed to entertaining people from all walks of life and are less lightly to cause a scene.


While Tanzania sounds like a horrible place for LGBTQ people — and it many ways it is — the country does offer some incredible sights and culture to explore. Be wary of your surroundings and you should get by just fine.



Insta Feed
Tips / Destination
Oct 20, 2019

5 Spooky Hotels for a Halloween Getaway

Want to travel somewhere spooky this Halloween? Stay at one of these potentially haunted hotels.

Pulled in Different Directions? Car Rental Can Help

While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.

Tips / Safety
Oct 20, 2019

Travel Tips for Hurricane Season

Although the end of this year’s hurricane season is fast approaching, there is still a chance a few of these dangerous ocean storms may pummel through coastal states with the potential to destroy a vacation. See below for a few ways to prepare yourself (and your trip) for a possible tropical storm.

Products / Food/Drink
Oct 20, 2019

Athletic Brewing

It can be difficult, loving beer and fitness and health at the same time. After all, beer has few, if any, health benefits. Is it possible to blend the two, so you’re never losing out? According to Athletic Brewing, it’s totally possible. Athletic Brewing claims it’s “changing the game by providing beer lovers with a way to live a healthy, active lifestyle while experiencing the rich, complex flavors of craft beer.”

Pack Your Bags, You’re Going to Tokyo!

All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.

Products / Clothing
Oct 20, 2019

Best Autumn Cycling Tights

Get a pair of tights for autumn and you can protect your legs from the worst of the wind and rain as the weather starts to draw in. Here are some of the best autumn tights on the market.