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  Safari photography
What kind of camera do you need?
Most safari-goers bring some kind of camera for their safari, varying from disposable cameras to modern digital single lens reflex cameras with huge tele lenses. Some visitors take a few pictures only, while others take thousands.
We recommend that you bring a camera that you know how to use, and that corresponds to your interest in photography. That is, if you own a camera and are happy with it, don't get yourself a new one.
But if you have been thinking of getting a new one, this may be a good time.
If you usually don't bring a camera on holidays, you don't have to bring one just because you're going on a safari. If you want some nice pictures, you may buy a nice book to bring home.
Irrespective of what kind of camera you bring, you will get many good picture opportunities on your tour to East Africa. This page shows amateur pictures shot using 3X–15X compact or bridge cameras.
More about cameras
Taking pictures of people
Avoid taking pictures of people without first asking for their permission, or you may cause offence. Many Maasai will ask you to pay for taking pictures.
Safari gallery 1
The gallery below shows pictures from safaris in East Africa, shot during regular safari tours.

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Baboon in Lake Manyara. Leopard in a tree in Seronera in central Serengeti.
Lions by Lake Masek in Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Black rhino in the Ngorongoro Crater.
Red-headed rock agama in Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Giraffe and wildebeest in Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
African buffalos in Serengeti. Cheetah cub in the Lobo area of northern Serengeti.
Impalas in Seronera in central Serengeti. The migration in south-eastern Serengeti.
Flamingos in the Ngorongoro Crater Genet in Ndutu Safari Lodge in western Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Elephants in Tarangire. African buffalos at dawn in Serengeti.
Dragonfly in Lake Manyara. Hippos in Simba Kopjes hippo pool in Serengeti.
Ngorongoro Crater view. Young giraffe in central Serengeti.
Ostrich in Tarangire. Mating lions in the Ngorongoro Crater.
Wildebeest in the Ngorongoro Crater. Spotted hyaena.
Zebra in Serengeti. Leopard in Serengeti.
Herd of elephants in Serengeti. Dancing Maasai warriors in Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Black-faced vervet monkey in Serengeti. Huge crocodile in the Seronera River in Serengeti.
Morning view from Seronera in Serengeti. Dwarf mongoose.
Lion in Serengeti. Goliath heron.
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