Gay Guide Mozambique

In July 2015 Mozambique decriminalised homosexuality in its new penal code, making it one of a few African countries where same-sex relationships are legal. The revised code replaces a colonial-era clause outlawing homosexuality as "vices against nature". While people may be relaxed about homosexuality, many see promoting gay rights as an attack on cultural and religious practices. Same-sex relationships are still a divisive subject in a country where many people are either religious Christians or Muslims. Mozambique is one of the only three countries in Africa to offer any form of discrimination protections for gay, lesbians, and bisexuals, which have been in place since 2007.

Cities in Mozambique

Lake Niassa

Name: Mosambik, Mosambico
Location: Southeast Africa
Initials: MOZ
International country code: 258
International access code: 00
Language: Portuguese, Swahili
Area: 799,380 km² / 308642 sq mi.
Currency: 1 Metical (MTn) = 100 Centavos
Population: 25,203,000
Capital: Maputo
Religions: 35% Christian, 23% no confession, 18% Muslim
Climate: In summers the months ranges from October to April which is rainy, humid, and very hot. The winter months, from April to September are cooler and drier and thus provide the most comfortable tenure for travel.

Top Hotels

Casa do Amarelindo

Casa do Amarelindo, charming hotel, is nestled in a fully restored XIXth century building in the heart of Pelourinho, historical district of Salvador, facing the marvelous Baia de Todos os Santos (All Saints’ Bay)... more

The GEM Hotel Chelsea

The GEM Hotel Chelsea is located in the heart of NYC's gay neighborhood. Walking distance to all NYC attractions. Free WiFi, bottled water, fitness center... more

Comfort Hotel LT

Not gay but a great hotel with 200 guestrooms, a modern restaurant and bar, four inspirational meeting rooms and a 24-hour gym. more