African Wildlife: Can you name all the “Big 5”?

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Images are a courtesy of Daudi Masha at Big Union Tours & Safaris. Contact info@biguniontours.com for enquiries.

East-African Animals’ Dictionary:

English kiSwahili
Antelope pofu/kulungu/pala hala
Baboon nyani
Bird ndege
Buffalo mbogo
Bushbuck pongo/paa
Cheetah duma
Crocodile mamba
Dik-dik dikidiki
Eland pofu
Elephant ndovu/tembo
Flamingo heroe
Gazelle swala/swara/paa/impala
Gerenuk swala tiga
Giraffe twiga
Grant’s gazelle swala granti
Hippopotamus kiboko
Hyena fisi
Leopard chui
Lion simba
Monkey tumbili
Oryx chorea
Ostrich mbuni
Rhino kifaru
Snake nyoka
Topi nyemera/paa
Vervet monkey tumbili
Vulture tai/gushu
Warthog ngiri
Water buffalo nyati
Waterbuck kuru
Wildebeest/Gnu nyumbu/mbogo
Zebra punda milia

Read also our preceding article on Safaris in East Africa.

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