Natalie Tenzer-Silva was born in South Africa and moved to Mozambique in the early 90s where she learned Portuguese. Natalie has worked in the tourism industry since 1994 first managing a large travel agency and then becoming Mozambique’s largest inbound tour operator. Her language skills and capacity as a team leader have earned her respect both within Dana Tours, the Mozambican business community and the Government having been a member of the Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee. She spends her spare time with her husband and two boys.
Emilio Dercio Samuel Matusse grew up in Matola and started working for Dana Tours in 2011. His favorite part of Mozambique is Mequfi beach, in Pemba, he says ” It looks like heaven”.
Born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, Stephanie Von Allmen has been part of the Dana team for two and a half years.
The people and the endless beaches captured her heart, especially Ilha de Moçambique, where her Mozambique side of the family is originally from. It’s a tiny island filled with smiling, friendly people who are eager to share their stories (it is not difficult to see why this is Stephanie’s favourite destination!)
Stephanie’s number one tip for visitors is try to see as much as possible during their stay! However, Stephanie cautions visitors to keep in mind that Mozambique is a large country with over 2500kms of coastline, so it’s sometimes best to limit your stay and plan another a returning trip, rather than racing around trying to see it all.
What is most important according to Stephanie is that visitors revel in the untouched beauty that is Mozambique!
Edna studied in Swaziland and moved back to Maputo about 15 years ago. She started at Dana Tours as a young trainee, over 12 years ago in 2002 as a receptionist. Later she learned Galileo and Amadeus. She has continually developed while at Dana and is now at management level. In her spare time she enjoys Bollywood movies and quality time with her daughter.
Fazila has been with Dana Tours since 2007. She studied bookkeeping at the Institute of Education and Management (IEG). She’s worked in Accounting, Human Resources and Administration. Fazila enjoys cooking, socialising with friends and quality time with her kids in her spare time.
Ganhane Macamo has been with Dana Tours since 2006. He is a very communicative and social person and enjoys interacting with the staff.
Narcisia started with Dana Tours in early 2013. She is responsible for a clean and pleasant office environment, runs errands and makes fresh tea and coffee for guests and employees. Narcisia has a primary education and is from Maputo. She has two children, enjoys dancing, hair plating and spending quality time with her family at Macaneta.
Telu earned his licentiate’s degree in International Relations and Diplomacy from the Instituto Superior de Relações Internacionais in Maputo. Prior to working with Dana Tours, Telu used to be a school teacher and Tourist Guide in Maputo and surrounds. Telu enjoys wildlife, beaches, music, movies and friends. His passion is guiding and especially enjoys introducing guests to the History and Politics of Mozambique.
Pedro “Cuco” earned his diploma in Tourism Planning from the Universidade Eduarde Mondlane High School of Hospitality and Tourism of Inhambane. In 2012 he joined Dana Tours and his tourism career includes working with the Girassol Indy Congress and Spa and the Maputo Special Reserve in Community Relations. Recently, he coordinated the logistics of the “Think Thank” conference for SADC and assisted with the delegation of the Japanese Prime Minister in 2014. Pedro enjoys watching Football and action movies and his favorite places in Mozambique are along the coastal beaches
Vânia is Dana Tour’s newest edition having started in July 2014. She’s from Maputo and studied Tourism at the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane – Escola Superior de Hotelaria e Turism. Her hobbies include listening to music, particularly Mariah Carey and she loves to dance. Bazaruto is one of her favorite places in Mozambique.
Atalia has been with Dana Tours since 2004. She works as a Tour Guide and also trains guides. She has completed courses in Service Quality and Hospitality as well as Guiding. Atalia speaks Portuguese, English, Changane and Spanish and has a good knowledge of French. She enjoys introducing tourists from all over the world to Mozambique, especially to Ponta D’Ouro.
“Flo” was born in Mozambique and has worked as a driver for Dana Tours since 2007. He’s well-liked within the Dana community for his never-ending smile and good nature. He particularly enjoys accompanying guests to wildlife areas. He spends his spare time with his family and neighbours.
Luis started with Dana in 2010 and works as a driver. He is from Maputo and has five children. In his spare time he watches football on TV, listens to Soul R&B music and reads western novels.