At Dana Tours, we take pride in our remarkable team members who play a pivotal role in making your travel experiences unforgettable. Today, we’re thrilled to introduce you to Samuel Nhumaio, a versatile professional with a deep passion for travel, safety, and the beauty of Mozambique.
Samuel’s roots are as diverse as the Mozambican landscape. Born in Maputo City’s renowned Bairro Polana Caniço B, he hails from the Nguni Tribe (Shanghanas) with a heritage as rich and storied as the brave emperor Ngungunhane. This heritage has undoubtedly influenced his passion for promoting the beauty of Mozambique.
Samuel’s journey with Dana Tours began in 2014 as a tour guide. In August 2023, he assumed the role of HSE (Health, Safety, and Environment) Officer, leveraging his prior experience in the field. He acquired his basic HSE certificate in 2019, building on the expertise gained while working alongside other skilled HSE professionals.
Samuel’s professional path has been diverse. He began as a general administrative assistant in the Telecom HSE department from 1998 to 2005. In 2009, his passion for travel and exploration led him to work as a tour guide and supervisor at Mozambique City Tours until 2011. From 2011 to 2013, he ventured into the HSE department once more, this time at Kudumba Investments, where he served as an HSE assistant and supervisor. In 2022, he took on the role of the main HSE representative at EC3 AFRICA.
Samuel’s journey was inspired by his dream to create a tourism company offering international-standard services that would showcase Mozambique as a premier tourism destination. Dana Tours has become the realization of this dream, and he takes pride in contributing to the promotion of his beautiful homeland.
Samuel’s love for traveling and meeting people from diverse backgrounds led him to undertake training as a tour guide in 2009. Since then, he has had the privilege of introducing people from around the world to Mozambique’s attractions, from its breathtaking landscapes to its vibrant culture and cuisine.
What most people might not know about Samuel is his perfectionist nature. While he recognizes that perfection is an ideal rather than a reality, his attention to detail and commitment to excellence shine through in his work.
One of his top recommendations for travelers in Mozambique is Ponta Mamole. This tranquil location boasts stunning blue beaches and luxury accommodations, making it an ideal spot for a relaxing getaway. For those interested in local culture and history, Samuel suggests exploring the Mafalala neighborhood, a place that represents the diverse ethnic groups of Mozambique and its rich cultural influences.
In Samuel’s eyes, what truly sets Mozambique apart is its fantastic people, breathtaking landscapes, and abundant natural resources. The genuine warmth of the people and the country’s natural beauty create an unforgettable experience.
Looking ahead, Samuel believes that travel will be forever changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. He envisions a future where personal interactions, such as handshakes and shared meals, may become more guarded, but he remains optimistic about the enduring human spirit of exploration.
For Samuel, the office environment at Dana Tours is a source of fascination. The camaraderie and teamwork foster a positive and dynamic workplace.
As you embark on your journey with Dana Tours, be sure to say hello to Samuel Nhumaio, a dedicated and multifaceted team member who is passionate about making your travel experiences exceptional. Stay tuned for more inspiring introductions to our exceptional team members as we continue to share their stories with you!