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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 3
The gallery below shows pictures from safaris in East Africa, shot during regular safari tours.

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Balloon safari in central Serengeti. Hyaena and zebras in Serengeti.
Superb starling at Naabi Hill Gate in Serengeti. Sunset seen from Seronera Wildlife Lodge in Serengeti.
Giraffe feeding in central Serengeti. Roadside Nile monitor lizard in Serengeti.
Pride of lions in Serengeti. Zebras in Serengeti.
Buffaloes in Serengeti. Civet at night in Serengeti.
Female lion resting in Serengeti. Mwanza flat-headed agama at a lodge in Serengeti.
Bush road in southern Serengeti. Lions in Serengeti.
Ostrich in the Ngorongoro Crater. Rhino in the Ngorongoro Crater.
Maasai warriors dancing in Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Safari jeep and elephant in the Ngorongoro Crater. Eland in the Ngorongoro Crater.
Wild mango in Lake Manyara. Baboons in Lake Manyara.
Tarangire view. Hibiscus in Arusha garden.
Elephants crossing the road in Tarangire. Sunrise view in Tarangire.
Elephants in Tarangire. Baboon in Tarangire.
Chameleon in Arusha garden. Elephants in Tarangire.
Maasai huts in Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
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