African countries

Ecotourism: 6 African countries among the best world destinations

Global travel website Big 7 Travel has selected 50 countries to explore for tourists eager for carbon-conscious travel. Africa shines on the podium.

White sand beaches as far as the eye can see. The Gambia has been ranked third among the best eco-friendly places to visit in 2022. Global travel website Big 7 Travel has selected 50 countries for carbon-conscious travel-savvy tourists to explore.

If Bhutan, an Asian country, comes first, Africa shines on the podium. Botswana takes the second place then Gambia arrives.

Tanzania is the third African country singled out. The East African nation ranks 20th (Mafia Island). Cape Verde is ranked 43rd.

Mauritius takes last place on the Big 7 Travel 2022 Ranking.

Ecotourism is a form of tourism that involves visiting fragile and relatively unspoilt natural areas in a way that benefits local communities.

This low-impact alternative to standard mass tourism has gained traction in recent years.

A 2021 report predicted that the global ecotourism industry would generate over $300 billion by 2027. In 2019, the industry raised $181.1 billion.