AfriGay, the first All Gay Vacation will take place in March 2020 at Ambre Resort & Spa on the east coast of Mauritius.
For 5 nights, Ambre Resort & Spa are opening their Mauritian hospitality to the LGBTQ+ community, to create the perfect beach vacation.
The event curators, The Travel & Event Company hold a close affiliation with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and play a major role in providing safe travel opportunities for LGBTQ+ travellers into and around the Southern African and Indian Ocean Island regions.
Mauritius has been chosen as the destination to host the very first AfriGay event because it is the perfect paradise to introduce the LGBTQ+ world to Africa.
Of course, serious consideration has been taken to ensure our guests are safe and protected.
The rights of LGBTQ+ people in Mauritius is a controversial one.
Much of the population of Mauritius is young and progressive, and as such, the LGBTQ+ community are legally protected from discrimination and all individuals have a constitutionally guaranteed right to privacy.
Mauritius is one of the 96 countries to have signed the "joint statement on ending acts of violence and related human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity" at the United Nations, condemning violence and discrimination against LGBTQ+ people.
Whilst ‘gay life’ remains fairly quiet, mainly existing on the internet, in private and at the occasional party, the resorts are welcoming and non-discriminatory to all. For LGBTQ+ travelers there’s little to worry about. No problems arising from LGBTQ+ couples sharing rooms during their holidays have been recorded.
In recent years, there has been a growing acceptance towards LGBTQ+ people among Mauritius’ population, with polls indicating that Mauritius is one of Africa’s most LGBTQ+ friendly countries. Nevertheless, conservative attitudes about LGBTQ+ people are still commonplace, and as such people in the community may face discrimination and bullying when coming out or accessing healthcare.
It is advisable to avoid public displays of affection outside your hotel and generally to be aware that what might be entirely standard at home may not be viewed in the same light here to some in Mauritius.
There are several LGBTI Organisations in Mauritius. To find out more, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t miss out on being a part of history! Bookings are now open for the first ever all gay vacation in Mauritius!
With spaces being very limited, get yours secured by visiting www.afrigay.co.za to make a reservation. All that is required to secure is a 10% deposit.