Vince Licata for McSweeney's:
Hang upside down from a juniper tree while coated in chicken blood as part of "Lion Encounters." Sober, clean-shaven sharpshooters have got you covered, just in case Simba gets too playful. Spend your evenings in a malarial haze dining with aplomb on various tubers and roots. Throw back a few dozen East African millet beers, dance a traditional Masai war dance until you can no longer feel the pain in your badly infected feet, then slip into the fuzzy comfort of your complimentary Lion King slippers. $2,200 per person.
Many more extreme vacations described here.
*Previously: Plush Jack Sparrow.