The Trip-Finder, January 1998
The Route: Play Ph.D. candidate for nine days as you camp in the bush and help biologists track, count, and study the endangered black rhinoceros, a 3,000-pound beast that is notoriously bad-tempered and aggressive.
When to go: May, July, November, December
Travel advisory: Bring a pair of powerful binoculars. Your camp perches at the edge of a mesa overlooking a vast plain that teems with wildebeests, antelope, lions, giraffes, and cape buffalo.