Step out of the car Out of Africa Wildlife Park, 100 acres of wilderness at the base of Mingus Mountain range in Camp Verde, and you might think you've arrived at the Masai Mara region of Kenya or the Serengeti of Tanzania. And that's a good thing too since the residents of this wildlife park include bears, mountain lions, tigers, leopards, giraffes, zebra, wolves, wildebeests, deer and more. Out of Africa is just a two hour drive from Phoenix and offers a variety of animal shows, activities and opportunists to interact with some pretty exotic animals. It's not a zoo and it's not a theme park so don't expect either. You'll be walking on uneven terrain and dirt paths at this rustic park, but it's worth the one-of-a-kind experiences. The garden setting will put you mere feet from tigers, lions, bears and wolves – so close you'll be able to smell the panther's breath.