Having adventured for a number of years I have learned, sometimes painfully, what kind of gear works best for me. For the adventure minded out there these are some good vetted suggestions. No comment on having tried the female urination device.
This kit has everything that you could need for your trip to Africa: a solid camera body, a 75-300mm lens (you need this for zooming in critters), and a bunch of other useful stuff. Note: This camera is a bit more than pointing it at animals and taking pics. However, you will get really good quality images.
This kit is a barebones version of the one on the left, but it has the camera and a couple of lens (including the 75-300mm). Note: This camera is a bit more than pointing it at animals and taking pics. However, you will get really good quality images.
This is a solid “point it at an animal, hit a button, and get a decent pic” camera. Bonus: it has a pretty damn good zoom function. You’ll get much better quality pics with this than your iPhone, but not near what you would get with the Canon Rebel. You do you.
This is a solid “point it at an animal, hit a button, and get a decent pic” camera. Bonus: it has a decent zoom function. I used a similar camera the first time I went to Africa. At the time I felt that I got decent images with it. Now that I’m all fancy I want to go back with a better camera to get higher quality images. Still, this is a step up from an iPhone and you will certainly need the zoom function.