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Thank you is a shortened expression for I thank you; an expression of gratitude or politeness, in response to something done or given.

2 little words that can sometimes mean so much. Africa is our passion and there are thousands of languages spoken on this vast continent. Here are a ”few” ways to thank Africa for all that it gives us.

Say thank you in Mozambique – Obrigado/a

Pupil at Ibo Eco School, Mozambique

Pupils at Ibo Eco School, Mozambique

Mozambique with its miles of unspoilt beaches and some unique landscapes, it is well worth a visit for some of the best diving and snorkelling in the world. The Gorongosa National Park has seen some large investments in recent years which has allowed the conservation projects to push forward at full steam.

Botswana – Kea leboga

Chobe, Botswana

Chobe National Park, Botswana

Botswana is considered to be one of the top African safari destinations. Chobe National Park is the world’s foremost elephant safari destination. The scorching Savute is famous for its zebra migration and exceptional lion and other predator sightings. The remote Linyanti has prolific amounts of wildlife and an exclusivity that equals the more popular Okavango Delta.

Ethiopia – (betam) amesege’nallo’ (very much)

1-_YMW1168[1] Courtesy Yvonne Whitcomb

East Africa has been hailed as the origin of mankind, and Ethiopia has a fascinating history as a result of this long occupation of the land.

Follow Ethiopia history route from Addis Ababa through Bahir Dar, Gonder, Axum and Lalibela. There are so many things of interest to see, including 12th-century rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, 17th-century castles of Gondar, 3000 year old stellaes of Axum and a mass epiphany at Timkat.

Kenya - Asante, Asante sana

Courtesy Trish Berry

Traditional Masaai women, Kenya

Although Kiswahili is Kenya’s national language, there are about 42 native languages spoken in Kenya today. This means there are 42 ways to say thank you apart from Asante Sana (Kiswahili) such as Ashi oleng (Maa), N?wega (Kikuyu) and Erokamano (Luo) to name a few.

So let’s thank Africa for all the interesting and amazing delights it shares with us!