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Learn Basic Swahili

Learn Basic Swahili Language for your East African Adventures

Greetings in Swahili

  • Hello – Jambo
  • Fine – Nzuri/ Mzuri
  • Goodbye – Kwa heri
  • How you? – Habari yako?
  • Thank you – Asanti/ Asante
  • Welcome – Karibu

Safari Animals 

  • Lion – Simba Crocodile – Mamba
  • Rhino – Kifaru
  • Leopard – Chui
  • Hippo – Kiboko
  • Buffalo – Nyati
  • Cheetah – Duma 
  • Elephant – Tembo/ Ndovu
  • Giraffe – Twiga
  • Zebra – Punda Milia

Food and Drinks 

  • Food – Chakula
  • Goat – Mbuzi
  • Grilled Meat – Nyama Choma
  • Cow – Ng’ombe
  • Fruits – Matunda

Other Phrases

  • No problems – Hakuna matata
  • Very good – Nzuri sana
  • Enjoy your trip – Safari njema
  • Journey – Safari
  • Hills – Milimima
  • Beach – Pwani
  • Ocean – Bahari
  • Motor Vehicle – Gari
  • Motorcycle – Piki-piki
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