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Kruger National Park, South Africa, Africa

A game drive in search of the Big Five - lions, leopards, cape buffalo, elephants, and rhinos - is only the start in this South African safari mecca. Hit one of four adventure trails in a 4 X 4 for a self-guided tour through the park, take a ranger-led bush walk or soar in a hot-air balloon outside its boundaries.

Victoria Falls, Matabeleland North Province, Zimbabwe, Africa

More than a mile wide and averaging 328 feet deep, Victoria Falls is one of the world's largest waterfalls and is the inspiration for numerous adrenaline-charged activities. Add to the visual rush with bungee jumping, whitewater rafting, helicopter fights, game drives or abseiling.

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa

During the Great Migration, more than a million wildebeest and 200,000 zebras travel across these legendary East African savannas, an area the Masai call "the place where the land moves on forever." Game drives follow the search for sustenance, with most leaving from Arusha or Moshi.

Malawi, Africa

Safari on horseback, in a 4 x 4, on foot or by boat to take in Malawi's multiple national parks and wildlife reserves, encompassing highlands and marshes. Lake Malawi attracts boaters, fishing enthusiasts, water skiers and snorkelers to its clear, fresh waters that house more than 400 fish species.

Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania, Africa

The clock is ticking for the receding snows atop Kilimanjaro, so there's no time like the present to ascend its 19,336 feet. Although it's the highest freestanding mountain in the world, the trekking routes are manageable, traversing from tropics to Arctic. Look for elephants, primates and antelope around its lower reaches.