Climb Kilimanjaro No.1 Online Trekking Guide
Karibu (Welcome) to Africa.
East Africa Travel Company is a tour company which specializes in Mountain climbing, Wildlife safaris, Beach holidays and Cultural tourism. Here we are to introduce you to the ‘real Africa’ with Quality Safaris and Mount Kilimanjaro Treks. A unique blend of world nature; from the highest point in Africa “Mt Kilimanjaro” through the wildlife plains and rest on the lowest beaches of Zanzibar. What an exciting experience?
We are able to assist you intend your adventurous safari to Africa, greet you at your arrival and our Tour Guide will help you. Whether you are mountain hike to the roof of Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro, touring the flora and fauna plains in Serengeti, Arusha, Ngorongoro, Tarangire, lake Natron and lake Manyara national parks on the north of Tanzania; or Ruaha, Mikumi and Selous countrywide parks on the east and primary a part of Tanzania.
You could pick to dive in the Indian Ocean On the white sand beaches of Zanzibar
Or go to serengeti plains – to peer the most important flora and fauna awareness in the global and well-known annual natural world migration
Hot air balloon, we are here to help you!
African lion safari
Tree climbing lions!! Yeah, simplest at Lake Manyara in the high-quality rift valley in Tanzania.
The Ngorongoro Crater, at 2286 meters above sea level, is the largest unbroken caldera in the world.
“The largest unflooded and unbroken caldera in the world!”, Ngorongoro crater is within the Ngorongoro national park.
East Africa is a beautiful place to visit, or even live for a while. Knowing a little of Swahili before you go will endear the people toward you and start your trip off right.
First things first, learn your greetings:
Saying ‘Hello and Good Morning are a must in East Africa. You would never start a conversation without a sufficient greeting.
Even when my friend found me screaming on my bed, trying to kill a huge spider, he first said “Kelly how are you? How was your trip to Tanga? Did you sleep well?”.
I answered all three questions before he would even start to talk about the spider.
Jambo “Hello!” A friendly “Jambo” goes a long way.
Habari Also “Hello / Good Morning.” Use this one when speaking with older people.
Nzuri “Beautiful / Good / Nice / I am fine.”
Shikamo Literally “I hold your feet.” This greeting is for your elders. Young children will often mutter Shikamo under their breath when you walk by. It may sound like “Sh…ooo”.
Marahaba The reply to “Shikamo”. Literally translated to something like “ I am delighted, I don’t get that every day.”
Other useful phrases that will come in handy:
Asante “Thank you!” You will use this word the most in your conversations.
Sana (very) Used as in Asante-sana– Thank you VERY much.
Pole– “I am sorry for your misfortune.” This applies to everything from getting chalk dust on your clothes, to tripping, dropping an item or sneezing.
Pole pole “Slowly, slowly.” Everything is pole pole in Africa.
Chakula– “FOOD!” If you hear this word, walk towards the place you heard it.
Photos by the author.
Nydio / Hapana “Yes and No” respectively. Some phrasebooks will tell you that hapana is rude. It is not. As long as you don’t say it forcefully, you are fine. I haven’t heard another word for ‘no’ since I have been here.
Hatari “DANGER!!!!!” This could be a snake in the road or a warning about an endemic in the area. Take note and proceed with caution.