Meet The Team

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Tizia & Tini 


Tini and Tizia are a Tanzanian/German couple who founded Nyumbani Hostel in 2015. 

Tizia has lived in Tanzania for almost a decade, but is currently in Germany and will return to Tanzania soon. Tizia is your first contact person, who answers emails and plans safaris and trips with you.

Tini is a tour guide by profession who loves nature and has extensive safari experience. He also has mountain climbing experience and has summited both Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru.  He also works to ensure the hostel runs smoothly so our guests feel comfortable.



Hostel Manager

Uli is the hostel manager at Nyumbani Hostel. She is your first point of contact if you require any help, support or advice during your stay. She will welcome you at our hostel and show you around. She is happy to answer all your questions about Arusha, life in Tanzania, and about day trips, safaris and mountain climbs.

Uli first visited in 2018 and loves the culture and lifestyle in Tanzania, and after travelling back and forth several times she adopted a stray dog and decided to stay here. Uli lives in the hostel, and is always around for a chat or to help you with anything.



Venance is our driver and so will be the first person you meet at the airport upon arrival. He is a qualified tour guide who speaks English, Swahili and French fluently, and is currently learning German. Venance will be happy to show you around Arusha. He knows the town and its surroundings very well so can answer any questions you may have.
Venance is very reliable and happy to help you at any time.

Driver & Guide

Mama Denis & Enotti

Cleaner/ Cooks

Mama Denis and Enoti are an important part of the Nyumani Hostel team. They cook dinner for the guests, delicious Tanzanian and Western style meals, and are responsible for cleaning the hostel.


Rahma & Elbariki


Rahma and Elbariki are responsible for the security of our hostel during night and day. They also take care of our hostel dogs and maintain the garden.

Driver & Guide