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We've had some fantastic input here on North Africa (thanks those who contributed), but I wonder if anyone has any insights on the rest of the continent.  I know that South Africa is probably pretty similar to the West, but what about the rest?  Obviously homosexuality is pretty taboo, so maybe there isn't anything out in the open, but does anybody else have any sexual experience to share?  Sure after COVID, it might be nice to see the local wildlife, but you can't be on safari the ENTIRE time you are there...

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I've been to The Gambia, Senegal and Zanzibar (Tanzania) but long ago.  Handsome guys, undoubtedly, but opportunities are so limited and perilous as to make a sex-jaunt unwise.

I had one experience in The Gambia with a cute guy but the circumstances in which it took place were- shall we say- uncomfortable. Plenty of offers for walks up the beach to a quiet areas which I didn't accept.

One sort of relationship where sex was offered but, somehow, it  didn't feel appropriate in the circumstances.

I'm older now and more timid.  I wouldn't consider a reprise.

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On 3/8/2021 at 12:18 AM, spastik00 said:

I know that South Africa is probably pretty similar to the West

I would qualify that statement pretty heavily. 

I vacation each year in Cape Town in their Summer and have done so for many years. As an openly gay man, I’ve visited with my partner, and previously with boyfriends and before that as a single man.

Being openly gay is certainly accepted in smart hotels, restaurants etc because of the economic importance of tourism. Also there is constitutional protection. Social acceptance is another matter, and you almost never see PDA. There has been a marked decline in venues or public spaces for gay sex over the last 15-18 years (no male brothels, no rentboys on the Sea Point promenade at night, fewer nudist beaches and cruising, only 1 gay bar surviving) and the rate of violent crime has increased steadily. 

As an older white man, my experience is that 2 gay white men may be viewed well for their spending power but locals have told me of the great difficulties 2 gay men or lesbians of colour will face and sometimes the violence that threatens their relationships. 
 

Of course, as a visitor on vacation, you will have a great time. It is a wonderful country with resilient people and magnificent landscape. 

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On 3/19/2021 at 7:04 AM, msclelovr said:

I would qualify that statement pretty heavily. 

I vacation each year in Cape Town in their Summer and have done so for many years. As an openly gay man, I’ve visited with my partner, and previously with boyfriends and before that as a single man.

Being openly gay is certainly accepted in smart hotels, restaurants etc because of the economic importance of tourism. Also there is constitutional protection. Social acceptance is another matter, and you almost never see PDA. There has been a marked decline in venues or public spaces for gay sex over the last 15-18 years (no male brothels, no rentboys on the Sea Point promenade at night, fewer nudist beaches and cruising, only 1 gay bar surviving) and the rate of violent crime has increased steadily. 

As an older white man, my experience is that 2 gay white men may be viewed well for their spending power but locals have told me of the great difficulties 2 gay men or lesbians of colour will face and sometimes the violence that threatens their relationships. 
 

Of course, as a visitor on vacation, you will have a great time. It is a wonderful country with resilient people and magnificent landscape. 

This is spot on!

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On 3/7/2021 at 6:18 PM, spastik00 said:

We've had some fantastic input here on North Africa (thanks those who contributed), but I wonder if anyone has any insights on the rest of the continent.  I know that South Africa is probably pretty similar to the West, but what about the rest?  Obviously homosexuality is pretty taboo, so maybe there isn't anything out in the open, but does anybody else have any sexual experience to share?  Sure after COVID, it might be nice to see the local wildlife, but you can't be on safari the ENTIRE time you are there...

The gay boys of Africa are on twitter smashing up a storm.  Nigeria (which is un-visitable) has orgies of guys in sessions. 

The gambia is full of boys for hire.  They call them 'beach bums'

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