We continue with our series introducing you to the friendly-faced Mozambican experts that make up the Dana Tours team. If you’ve travelled with Dana Tours before, no doubt you’ve been welcomed and assisted by one of this fantastic team.
Continuing with our series, we introduce you to the person responsible for ensuring your tour, day trip, transfers, and transport is sorted, and that you get from A to B safely. Meet Telu Chambela, Dana Tours Transport Coordinator.
Where are you from Telu? I’m 40 years old and am from Maputo.
Experience/work background: I worked as a history teacher and tour guide before I started working at Dana Tours 12 years ago. As a guide, my passion is to share our fascinating post-independence history and the current development challenges of my country.
Tell us about your family: I am the father of 2 boys and the first born of a total of 15 brothers!
What do you enjoy most about your job? I enjoy the good and unique atmosphere with my colleagues. We are more than just a good team; we are a family.
What do you do in your spare time? I enjoy wildlife, the beach, movies and Afro Jazz music. Physical exercises complete my daily relaxing.
Your favourite places in Mozambique and why: Gorongosa National Park - the untouchable biodiversity of the park makes it unique. It is the place to visit in Mozambique for those looking to truly experience a safari. Plus, our untouched islands of Mozambique are simply paradise.
Your favourite local dish: Matapa (cassava leaves) served with xima and ohh, why not, grilled prawns with chips!
What can visitors look forward to in Mozambique? The combination of bush, beach and good people. This country is an authentic land of hospitality. Visitors love experiencing our food, unique destinations and hospitality.
What are you most grateful for? I am grateful to my mother. I love her and I know she loves me even more.
What have you always wanted to do? Be a photographer or DJ. I also love architecture.
Tell us something people don’t know about you? I love birds.
What is your top tip for travellers to Mozambique? You must visit Gorongosa and the islands.
In one sentence, tell us what makes Mozambique special? The climate, the people, the food and the beauty.