English - Swahili names for mammals

African Wild Dog (s) - Mbwa mwitu

Aardvark - Mahanga

Baboon(s) - Nyani

Bat(s) - Popo

Blue Monkey - Kima

Buffalo(es) - Nyati / Mbogo

Bushbuck - Pongo / Mbawala

Camel(s) - Ngamia

Cat(s) - Paka

Cheetah(s) - Duma

Chimpanzee(s) - Sokwe

Civet(s) - Fungo

Colobus (Black and white) - Mbega mweusi na neupe

Colobus (Red) - Mbega nyajundu

Colobus (Zanzibar Red) - Kima Punju

Cow(s) - N'gombe

Deer - Paa

Dikdik - Digidigi

Duiker - Funo

Dog(s) - Mbwa

Dolphin(s) - Pomboo

Donkey(s) - Punda

Eland - Pofu

Elephant(s) - Tembo / Ndovu

Fish - Samaki

Gazelle(s) - Swala

Giraffe(s) - Twiga

Goat(s) - Mbuzi

Grant's Gazelles - Swala Granti

Guinea pig(s) - Sili

Hartebeest - Kongoni

Hippo - Kiboko

Horse(s) - Farasi

Hyena(s) - Fisi

Hyrax - Pimbi

Impala - Swala pala

Jackal - Mbweha

Klipspringer - Mbuzi mawe

Kudu - Tandala

Leopard(s) - Chui

Lion(s) - Simba

Mongoose - Nguchiro

Oribi - Taya

Pangolin - Kakakuona

Pig(s) - Ngurue

Rabbit(s) - Songura

Rat(s) - Panya

Reedbuck - Tohe

Rhinoceros - Kifaru

Roan - Korongo

Sable - Palahala / Mbarapi

Sheep - Kondoo

Suni - Paa

Thompson's Gazelles - Swala Tomi

Topi - Nyamera,/p>

Vervet - Tumbili / Tumbiri

Warthogs - Ngiri

Waterbuck - Kuro

Wildebeest - Nyumbu

Zebra(s) - Pundamilia

  • I'd like to say that our entire trip was truly amazing and a great once in a lifetime excursion. Everything was very well setup and we had no problems with any of the trip. Thanks to Wild Things.

    Katye Vytal

    United States of America, Jun 2013

  • Thank you so much for the amazing safari! This was a great safari and I can't wait to give you a full brief and photos!

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  • We had a most wonderful safari--thank you! Salim and Yahaya were great. We'll be sure to suggest Wild Things to any friends who may be thinking of visiting Tanzania.

    Sheri Six

    United States of America, Sept 2013

  • We had a fantastic trip. Your excellent organisation, your guide - Max, was exemplary in every way, were major contributors to this. Many thanks for making ours, a trip of a lifetime.

    Richard Goldberg

    United Kingdom, Jun 2013

  • All the Parks visited are really wonderful, especially Ruaha and the "king" Katavi that worth absolutely the long trip (at least in our point of view). Yahaya and Salim are like two friends.

    Massimo Randi

    Austria, Jul 2013

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    Serino Margaret

    United States of America, Jun 2013

  • We thoroughly enjoyed our experience, and we feel that the service you offered was well worth the money we paid. Salim was wonderful. Very interesting to talk to us, and an excellent driver.

    Claire Austin

    United Kingdom, Jan 2013