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

  • 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

  • The programme was excellent and we saw masses of game, less a leopard! So, entirely happy customers. Thank you for your efficient handling of the whole trip.

    Christopher Lee

    United Kingdom, Jan 2013

  • 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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  • I am just emailing to say how amazing the safari was and I would like to thank you, The food was great and we saw so many animals its exceeded our expectations completely.

    Samantha Crichton

    United Kingdom, Jan 2013

  • We had a really great vacation on the Southern Circuit in Tanzania and wonderfully facilitated by our driver/guide Salim who was really first class - a great representative of Wild Things.

    Steve Wallis

    Belgium, Oct 2013

  • I would like to thank you for this wonderful safari we participated to. Everything was perfect! We are very happy and we made all our dreams come true. Abbas was an amazing guide. Thank you very much!

    Maria Malkova

    France, Dec 2013