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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 5
The gallery below shows pictures from safaris in East Africa, shot during regular safari tours.

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Zebras in sunset in central Serengeti. Elephant drinking in the Moru Kopjes area in Serengeti. Migrating wildebeest passing in the background.
Giraffe in Serengeti. Hippos in Retima hippo pool in Serengeti.
Migrating wildebeest and zebras in Serengeti.
Elephants in Tarangire. Giraffe in Tarangire.
Lion track in Tarangire. Jacarandas in Arusha.
Wildebeest and zebras in the Ngorongoro Crater. Elephant in Lake Manyara.
Red and yellow barbet in Lake Manyara. Lake Manyara view.
Waterbucks and zebras in Tarangire.
Lions and safari balloon in central Serengeti. Early morning by hippo pool in central Serengeti.
On the road through the Ngorongoro Highlands. Pride of lions in Serengeti.
Bush fire in the Ngorongoro Crater. Zebras in Serengeti.
Cheetahs in the Gol Kopjes area in south-eastern Serengeti.
Elephants drinking in Tarangire. Zebras in Tarangire.
Serengeti sunrise. Cheetah in the Ngorongoro Crater.
Male lion in the Ngorongoro Crater. Elephant in Tarangire.
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