Kilimanjaro Swahili Words, Here are a few Swahili words and phrases that you may find useful while climbing Kilimanjaro and traveling in East Africa. A handful of words are simple to learn, they may go a long way in making your adventure even more enjoyable. Locals will appreciate your effort to communicate in their language, and your simple exchange of Swahili words may help you will feel more connected with them and proud of your understanding.
Now, let’s get talking in basic Kilimanjaro Swahili!
Some of the below words and phrases—such as pole pole, asante, or karibu—no doubt you will hear so often that you will remember them long after your climb. Other phrases—such as poa kichizi kama ndizi—will surely impress your guides if you remember them correctly, or make them laugh otherwise. Have fun!