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Get to know the hardworking helpers behind the scenes - part 2

Updated: Jul 1

gardener in a tropical garden
Matlai gardener

Matlai was closed during the rainy season, but not all the staff were on holiday. Our gardeners, in particular, had a lot to do to restore all areas after the heavy rain and to make the surroundings as beautiful as before. Let me introduce them in this article, along with some of our security guards who always take care of the hotel. Two of the security guards are employees of the hotel, while the others are from a security company.

Let's start with the gardener
gardener cutting the branches

1. Salum Juma Khamis
Salum is the head of the garden department. He is 29 years old, single, and originally from Dimani in Zanzibar. He has been working at Matlai since 2017 and possesses extensive knowledge about plants and their care. He enjoys designing garden areas. Salum lives in Michamvi village and, apart from gardening, he is also skilled in fishing.

gardener with rack

2. Simai Vuai Siji
Simai joined our team in 2018. He is 30 years old, married, and has one daughter. Originally from Bambi, Zanzibar, he still lives there with his family but sometimes stays in Michamvi as well. In addition to his gardening skills, he also has knowledge of electricity.

gardener cleaning the bush

3. Mikidadi Khamis Kharu
Mikidadi is 26 years old, married, and has two children, aged 2 years and 6 months. He has been working with us since 2018. He grew up in Michamvi and still lives there with his family. During his working hours, his grandmother takes care of the children.


4. Juma Rashidi Hassani
Juma is 23 years old and single. Originally from mainland Tanzania, he now lives in Michamvi. He joined our team in 2023. In addition to gardening, he is a skilled constructor and has been instrumental in creating the beautiful fences we have.

Our gardeners take exceptional care of the plants, transforming our garden into a tropical paradise. With their expertise and dedication, they ensure that every corner of the garden thrives with vibrant, lush greenery. Her hard work and passion are the secrets behind our beautiful, serene oasis.

Let's continue with the security department
security guard hotel

1. Makame Silima Yahya
Makame is 48 years old and married. He has four children; the eldest is 15 years old and lives in Kwarara, while the other three live in Kibere. Originally from Zanzibar, Makame resides in Kibere with his family. He has been part of our team since the beginning in 2012 and loves the Matlai family. Makame also has expertise in galvanizing steel.

security guard in hotel

2. Mohammedi Mussa Selemani
In our team, Mohammedi is called Maslai. He is 33 years old, married, and originally from Pangani in Tanzania. He has two children, both girls aged 5 and 3. He has been working with us since 2016. His wife takes care of the children. Maslai has knowledge in farming and started working as a gardener in our hotel.

security guards in hotel
Matlai security guards

Our security guards ensure that no one can enter the hotel without permission. Their vigilance and dedication keep our guests safe and maintain the secure environment of our property.

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