"Zebras were my favorite animal in Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. I particularly like this image of a zebra and a lone acacia tree."
"This photo of the three elepants was taken while on safari in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania."
"Etosha National Park, Namibia."
"One of these is not like the others. Lake Nakuru, Kenya."
"Our guide drove us two hours to see the end of the wildebeest migration. This picture came out looking like an oil painting, which is why I love it so much."
"The Kirk's Colobus Monkey is found only on the island of Zanzibar."
"I loved the many herds of zebras on the Serengeti Plain! I spotted this group while on safari in the Tanzanian part of the plain."
"Taken while on Safari in Kruger Park South Africa. Wonderful photo experience for anyone who is lucky enough to travel to this land of extreme beauty and wildlife."
"Lioness and cubs, taken of the Marsh Tribe in the Serengeti."
"Thirsty elephants in Botswana on the Zambezi River."
"Two young leopards wait for mother in the grass as they head out for the evening hunt."
"Safari animal close-up, Botswana 2010."
"The elephants were everywhere during my visit to Tarangire National Park in Tanzania when I visited in July 2011. We found ourselves watching them for hours—they're completely captivating."
"This lion in Kruger had just eaten and was quite fat."
"Two male kudus at a water hole in the Kalahari Desert, Botswana."
"The two cheetahs were looking for prey in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania."
"While I'm sure there's some non-emotional reason behind it, I couldn't help but think all the zebras were giving each other the zebra equivalent of a hug."
"Elephants stroll across the Masai Mara, Kenya."
"Who is watching whom? This baboon was intently looking at me for several minutes. I captured this photo in Arusha National Park in Northern Tanzania in July 2011."
"The waterhole at Okaukuejo in Namibia is the ideal place to watch the sunset. That's when all the animals come out for a drink."
"On a self drive safari in Kruger Park, we happened across a water hole which reminded us of the cast of the Lion King! It had everything from rhinos to kudus. We sat entranced for several hours. The next day we returned and were lucky enough to see a pregnant leopard drinking from the waterhole."
"While I was in South Africa, one of my safari stops was in Thorneybush, which is next to the main part of Kruger Park. While I was there our group went off road and saw four cheetahs. It was dusk and we watched them for over an hour."
"We saw some lively hippos while on a boat ride in the St. Lucia Estuary in South Africa's east coast."
"Two male topi locked horns to show dominance. On safari at the Masai Mara."
"Took this picture on the first day of my safari in the Serengeti. These poor guys are underrated among the more well known African beasts."
"Impala, Etosha National Park, Namibia."
Getting up close and personal with animals on safari is a great thrill for Budget Travelers with a camera or smartphone at the ready. Here, our readers bring back incredible images of creatures great and small in Tanzania, Kenya, and Botswana.