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Safari in Kenya

I was in Kenya for the winter holidays of New Year and I must say that was one of the most beautiful sights I have ever visited.

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I think every photographer should visit at least once in your life this wonderful country. Especially for those who love nature and animals, I recommend the safari in Tsavo East National Park.

Here you can see up close many animals that live free in the bush: crocodiles, giraffes, baboons, eagles, cheetahs, leopards, lions, ostriches, warthogs, hippos and many more!

© Ligio
I think the most beautiful animals to see are elephants: massive creatures that get dirty in the red earth of the African savannah, so as to provide photo opportunities you can't miss (in the days where there is serene sky is beautiful to see these huge "red skin" pachyderms as opposed with the blue sky).

I personally had only my compact camera (a Canon G9), but I was able to take good pictures.

© Ligio
© Ligio
© Ligio

However I recommend, for those who own an SLR, a 400mm telephoto lens, but also a wide-angle (for the elephants who eat the grass by the roadside to 2 meters from your jeep!)

Do not miss the occasion to visit the village of the indigenous Africans, called Masai. In reality it is a very touristic place where they try to sell all they can... but you can do a lot of interesting photos, including children and their homes of mud and straw.

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© Ligio
© Ligio

Photo credits: Marco Lijoi.

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January 22, 2011

Mariaam

Wow! Amazing photos!

January 22, 2011

Thanatonautii

Impressive photos! Thanks for sharing!

January 22, 2011

Mani33

Must be an amazing adventure! Thanks for sharing!

January 21, 2011

Egomezta

Great images... Thanks for sharing... Good luck with them.

January 21, 2011

Yuritz

I had the opportunity to do one as well some years ago and it was a great experience,so can imagine you enjoyed it.
Really hope to be able to go back there one day,for all the great sensations I had,the feelings and the nice people I met on the road.

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