Like a local
As they say, oh Africa! The best way to experience it is to live it. Are you ready to speak like a local?
Jambo – Let’s start by saying hi!
Karibu – Welcome. Karibu to beautiful Zanzibar.
Mambo, vipi? – What’s up? You can respond with poa (cool) or bomba (awesome) or if you want to be really funky kama kawa kama dawa (like usual).
Habari za asubuhi – Time to wake up! Good morning.
Asante sana – Thankyou very much (useful everywhere you go, for meals and to your incredible tour guides, haha!)
Lala salama – Good night, sleep well.
Habari za jioni – Good evening.
Nakupenda – Say it to that special someone, I love you.
Chakula chema – Enjoy your meal! Our version of bon appetit.
Hakuna matata – It means don’t worry. Everything’s gonna be alright. You’re in Africa after all!
P.S. If you want to find out how to say something before you visit, just ask us!