White Rhino, Busch Gardens ©
Busch Gardens is a massive zoo and theme park, which predates Florida's more famous Walt Disney World and offers an equally exciting and entertaining experience for visitors. The park is based on an overall African theme, divided into eight different areas with thousands of animals living in naturalistic environments. The site also contains thrill rides, live entertainment venues, shops and restaurants, all thrillingly viewed from above from the Skyride cable car that crosses the park. In one day it is possible to visit Tutankhamen's Tomb in Egypt, cross the plains of the Serengeti and watch snake charmers in a Moroccan sultan's tent. A popular new ride is the Cheetah Hunt roller coaster, that travels up to 60mph. Opening times vary according to season so be sure to check the official website when planning your trip.