About an hour and a half south of Dallas is a tiny town called Glen Rose. Right outside of this town is place called Fossil Rim Wildlife Park (or something)... Anyway, we visit said park this memorial day weekend. It was super fun. It really is like a little safari. You drive through the park and check out/feed the awesome animals they have there. We saw tons of animals. The kids had a blast. No one was bitten, although several animals stuck their heads right in our car looking for food.
We didn't even have to go to Africa.