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Gay Couple Travelling to Zanzibar (12/23)

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Gay Couple Travelling to Zanzibar (12/23)

Hi all,

My partner and I (24&31 gay couple) are looking forward to spending our holidays in Zanzibar this December. We are currently looking at hotel options, considering our legal status as a gay couple. We're mainly looking at the Melia and Zuri properties.

We were wondering if any of you have experience as a male couple in Zanzibar and your choice of hotel. To what extent do we need to make up a story of being brothers in an exclusive resort? Have you made an experience with any of the above hotels?

Any help here would be appreciated!


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1. Re: Gay Couple Travelling to Zanzibar (12/23)

Most of the hotels do not require you to make up stories about being related or friends. You can book into your preferred hotel.

However, knowing that Zanzibar is one of the most visited destinations especially in December. You need to know that most of the African people have not yet accepted that kind of relationship and will look at you differently.

In Africa, things like kissing are not normal if done in public areas because of the culture. So its more different for a gay couple especially if there are children in the area.

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