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Tourism: 6 African countries among world top 50 ecotourism friendly destinations to visit in 2022

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Six Africa countries have been listed among the top ecotourism friendly destinations to visit in year 2022.

According to bigseventravel.com, sustainability and travel don’t exactly go hand in hand. Most of us are more conscious of our carbon footprint than ever, and cutting back on flying seems like the obvious way to shrink it. But taking a train or staying put aren’t the only solutions.

The rise of eco-tourism has made it possible to explore destinations in a greener, cleaner way. So, we’ve selected 50 destinations across the world that are doing good for the planet. Each of these cities, regions or countries has committed to protecting either natural resources, people or heritage.

This might be through any number of initiatives, from investment in renewable energy to innovative community-led projects. If you’re looking to explore the road less travelled, here are 50 eco-friendly places to visit in 2022.

READ: Africa: How Electric Safari Vehicles is enhancing Kenya’s ecotourism and changing wildlife experience

White-sand beaches as far as one can behold. The Gambia was ranked third on the 2022 top eco-friendly places to visit.

Global travel website Big 7 Travel shortlisted 50 countries worth exploring for wanderlust tourists conscious of their carbon footprint.

If Asian country Bhutan comes first, Africa shines on the podium. Botswana takes second place and then The Gambia arrives.
Tanzania is the third African country singled out. The East African nation takes 20th place, equally placed with the Mafia Island. Cape Verde is ranked 43rd.

Mauritius takes the last spot on the Big 7 Travel 2022 ranking.
Ecotourism is a form of tourism involving visiting fragile and relatively unspoiled natural areas in a way that benefits to local communities.

This low-impact alternative to standard mass tourism has been gaining traction in the past few years.

A 2021 report, projected that the global ecotourism industry would generate over $300 billion by 2027. In 2019, the industry garnered $181.1 one billion dollars.

 

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