Gay Guide Tanzania

In Tanzania, sex acts between men are illegal, and carry a penalty of life imprisonment. Sex acts between women is not mentioned in Tanzanian law, though the autonomous region of Zanzibar outlaws same-sex sexual acts for both men and women. In the penal code § 157 states: "Any male person who commits any act of gross indecency with another male, or who procures another male person to commit any act of gross indecency with him, or who attempts to procure a male to commit an indecent act to him, is guilty of an offence and may be sentenced to five years of imprisonment." In Zanzibar, an autonomous island which is part of Tanzania, the law changed in 2004 regarding acts of homosexuality. Sodomy and "unnatural acts" were already illegal and now under the new law a penalty of 25 years in prison for sex acts involving two males applies. A homosexual sex act with a minor is punished with life imprisonment.

Cities in Tanzania

Zanzibar

Name: Tansania, Tanzanie
Location: East Africa
Initials: TAN
International country code: 255 (omit 0 from area code)
International access code: TZA
Language: Swahili, English
Area: 945,087 km² / 364,899 sq miles
Currency: 1 Tanzanian Shilling (TSh) = 100 Cents
Population: 47,783,000
Capital: Dodoma (official); Dar es Salaam (government)
Religions: 30-40% Christian, 30-40% Muslim
Climate: The rainy season is from Mar-May. The best time to visit is from Jun-Sep.

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