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Mountain forest. Euphorbia in the foreground.
  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 4
The gallery below shows pictures from safaris in East Africa, shot during regular safari tours.

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Pride of lions in the short grass plains in southern Serengeti. Ngorongoro Highlands.
Serengeti.  view. Kindergarten in Maasai village in Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Safari jeep in Serengeti.
Cheetahs close to the lodge in central Serengeti. Herd of elephant in sunset in Tarangire.
Hyrax. Lion couple in the Masai Kopjes area in central Serengeti.
Zebra migration in the Moru Kopjes area in Serengeti. Lake Manyara view.
Elephants in Tarangire. Lion hunting wildebeest in the Ngorongoro Crater.
Hyrax on a kopje in Serengeti. Grant's gazelle in the  Ngorongoro Crater.
Giraffe feeding in central Serengeti. White hibiscus.
Migrating wildebeest in Serengeti. Male giraffes fighting in Tarangire.
Herd of buffalos in central Serengeti. Elephant in Tarangire.
Cheetahs ovelooking the plains in Serengeti.
Lions in Serengeti. Elephants in Lake Manyara.
Flamboyant flowers. Safari jeep and a herd of buffalos in Serengeti.
Marabou stork in Tarangire. Hippos in Retima hippo pool in Serengeti.
Elephants in Lake Manyara. Male lion and its wildebeest kill in the Ngorongoro Crater. A black-backed jackal is waiting in the background.
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