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See Incredible Pics From Chris Meloni's Safari Vacation with His Family

The Law & Order legend is looking like the king of the jungle during the Meloni family getaway. 

By Jessica White

The Meloni family is on a whirlwind family vacation this summer, and Law & Order: Organized Crime star Christopher Meloni is making sure it's a getaway they'll always remember.

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Throughout June, Meloni has posted on Instagram to update fans on some of the adventures he's been on with his wife of 28 years, Sherman Williams, and their two children, Sophia and Dante. As the slinger of the occasional dad joke, Meloni has joked that his family is going on a road trip through the Midwest. But in actuality, Meloni family destinations include the beautiful city of Istanbul, and recently, a jaw-dropping safari expedition through the sprawling African plains. 

On June 25, Meloni shared pictures from the safari getaway, posting astonishing shots of an elephant blocking the road before sharing a clip that showed he was only inches away from the beautiful creature. 

"Peoria traffic jam," Meloni joked in the IG caption. "Spokane next to visit distant relatives #familyvaca thx @bravocharlieexpeditions."

In another June 25 IG post, Meloni clued-in Law & Order fans on some magnificent things the Meloni family has seen: A massive bull elephant, yawning hippos, some stunning birds, a rhino, and an impressive slo-mo video of Meloni shooting a bow and arrow. The post concludes with a humorous video of said arrow flying above the intended target; it might not be the most Stabler moment, but it's entertaining nonetheless. 

"This bull elephant was 'in must'- ready to mate with 40x the testosterone as usual," Meloni revealed. "Hippos were bored, the birds were skinny, the rhinos critically endangered and magnificent, family in awe- don’t let ‘em tell ya it ain’t 'happening' in Kearney Nebraska! Sure it was dangerous at times but o had my trusty bow and arrow at the ready! #BullseyeEveryTime #spokaneTmrw Thx to the navigation crew @bravocharlieexpeditions @sophiaemeloni @dante_melonii @sherman.meloni."

Upon seeing the photos from her longtime Law & Order costar, Mariska Hargitay commented a simple, "Wow," echoing the thoughts of anyone keeping up with Meloni's latest adventure. 

The OC actor frequently shares moments with his family on social media and is a dedicated father.

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“I think my kids would call me a little crazy," Meloni told USA Today in 2014. "I’m very physical, very affectionate. I’m also very disciplined and focused on education... What works for me is empowering my kids. I remember not having any power when I was growing up."

"Power helps kids mature, and it requires critical thinking on their part," Meloni concluded. "They feel engaged in a decision, which makes them feel engaged in the family process.”