Safari, the word for journey in Swahili, brings to mind thoughts of adventure and wildlife. Whether you picture yourself roaming the bush in an open vehicle, walking through tall grass to get up close to the animals or envision an exotic escape at a luxury safari lodge, taking the children need not be as daunting as it sounds. Wildlife safaris offer families the opportunity to experience wildlife in its natural habitat, nurture a love and appreciation for nature, and connect with the kids. Spotting lions at a short distance and in their natural habitat is a fascinating experience. And lions are just part of the fun. The quantity and variety of animals will impress even the wary.