Meet The Team

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Tizia & Tini 


Tini and Tizia are the Tanzanian-German couple who founded Nyumbani Hostel in 2015. 

Tizia has lived in Tanzania for almost a decade, she is your first contact person, who answers emails/phone calls 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

Glory 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 an Arusha native and is happy to answer all your questions about Arusha, life in Tanzania, and about day trips, safaris and mountain climbs. Glory speaks English, and Swahili. She loves horror movies, so if you have a favorite let her know!



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



Housekeeping Supervisor

With two decades of professional housekeeping experience, Grace joined us in 2021. If you need laundry done, a change of bed sheets or towels, she's your point of contact.  Speaks English, Swahili and Chagga. She is an avid sports fan and plays defense on her football team.

Pendo's goal is to make you feel at home! She works hard and helps keep the hostel spotless. In her free time she enjoys reading.  She speaks English, Swahili and Pare.  




If you love the beautiful grass, flowers, and trees around the hostel, thank Ramadha! He also takes care of the pool keeping it ready for a swim. In his free time he enjoys relaxing at home.  


Mama Denis


Mama Denis works with us since 2016. Always happy and smiling she make sure you have an amazing time with us. She speaks English, Swahili and Maasai.

Driver & Guide