Tini & Tizia-
The Tanzanian – German couple is the founder of Viva Tanzania. A tour guide by profession, Tini loves nature and besides safari experience, he has summited both Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru. He loves to share his culture with our volunteers, providing them insight and guiding them to further understanding of Tanzanian life. He is responsible for all background work, making sure that the hostel runs smoothly.
Tizia studied Cultural Anthropology and wrote her Bachelor thesis about Maasai stereotypes in the media and in tourism. She already spent a year as a volunteer in Dar es Salaam, did an internship in Arusha and has more than five years living experiences in Tanzania. So she definitely knows what it takes to make your time unforgettable.
Tizia is your first contact person and will answer your emails and questions as well as takes care of everything that needs to be organized prior to your arrival.
In March 2018 their first child, Taras was born and you will meet all of them frequently in the hostel.