Useful Swahili Phrases on your Trip to Tanzania

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Swahili is a commonly spoken language in Tanzania, and knowing a few useful phrases can make your safari experience even more enjoyable. At Kalala Tours, we encourage our guests to learn a few Swahili phrases to help them communicate with locals and immerse themselves in the culture. Here are some useful Swahili phrases to use on your safari:

  1. Jambo! – Hello!
  2. Habari? – How are you?
  3. Nzuri sana – Very good
  4. Asante – Thank you
  5. Karibu – Welcome
  6. Kwaheri – Goodbye
  7. Tafadhali – Please
  8. Samahani – Excuse me/sorry
  9. Ndio – Yes
  10. Hapana – No
  11. Sawa sawa – Okay
  12. Sana sana – Very much/Thank you very much
  13. Pole pole – Slowly/slowly but surely
  14. Hakuna matata – No problem/worry-free
  15. Lala salama – Goodnight

These phrases are just a few examples of the many useful Swahili phrases you can use on your safari. Learning a few phrases can help you connect with locals, show respect for the culture, and enhance your overall safari experience. Oour guides are fluent in Swahili and English and can help you learn more phrases during your safari.

We encourage our guests to embrace the local language and culture during their safari experience. If you have any questions or need help with a specific phrase, don’t hesitate to ask your guide. They will be happy to assist you and help you make the most of your time in Tanzania.


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