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

Click the miniatures below to show the pictures full-size in a new browser window.

Portrait of a female lion. Female lion in Masai Mara, Kenya.
Female lion in Serengeti, Tanzania. Pride of lions eating from a wildebeest carcass in Masai Mara, Kenya.
Lion paw. Male lion in the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania.
Young lion in Serengeti, Tanzania. Male lion exploring a road construction culvert in the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania.
Lion stalking in the grass. Male lion resting in the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania.
Resting lion. Lion in a tree near Lake Ndutu in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania.
Male lion in the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania. Young lions resting on a rock.
Female lion scratching a dead tree in central Serengeti, Tanzania. Resting lions.
Lion at night. Young lion on a kopje in Serengeti, Tanzania.
Lion couple. Lions in Serengeti, Tanzania.
Female lion in Serengeti, Tanzania. Young lion.
Pride of lions in Serengeti, Tanzania. Lion couple on a kopje in Serengeti, Tanzania.
Female lion on a rock in Serengeti, Tanzania. Male lion closeup.
Lion cub and mum in Serengeti, Tanzania. Lion seen from above, with oil on it's back and halfway under the safari vehicle.
Male lion in Serengeti, Tanzania. Female lion in Serengeti, Tanzania.
Lions in the Lobo area in Serengeti, Tanzania. Female lion with cub.
Male lions approaching zebras in the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania. Lion and a herd of wildebeest in Serengeti, Tanzania.
Lioness jumping out of a tree in Serengeti, Tanzania. Lion with a wildebeest carcass in Serengeti, Tanzania.
 
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