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7 Top Green Travel Destinations

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7 Top Green Travel Destinations

By Rebecca Lange, Planet Green

Many of us love to travel but don’t love the negative impact our traveling has on the environment. All the cars, trains and planes we use require energy and are ever-increasing our carbon footprint. And while going on vacation may still require hopping on a plane or getting in the car, there are plenty of destinations to visit that can contribute to saving the environment.

We’ve picked out the top choices for eco-tourism destinations throughout the world. Not only are these spots home to some of the rarest species of plants and animals, but a visit to them could help preserve their beauty for years to come.

1. Botswana

Best known for its savannas teeming with wildlife, Botswana is a top destination for nature lovers looking to go on safari. From the lush vegetation in the Okavango Delta up north to the deserts down south, the country has a variety of habitats and wildlife ready to explore. With a growing number of eco-tourism groups, there is ample opportunity to explore the many national parks and nature reserves by boat, four-wheeling or backpacking.

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2:49PM PDT on Apr 21, 2013

Very beautiful!! I love to see animals in the wild as they belong!!

1:20AM PDT on Apr 21, 2013

Thanks for the article.

5:16AM PDT on Jul 17, 2012

Beautiful places, but also very far.

12:10PM PDT on Mar 25, 2012

Got anything closer to home? (and a bit cheaper!)

3:38AM PDT on Mar 17, 2012

Most of these are very costly. There are other amazing locations that are much more affordable.

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