African Safaris on a Personal Level      Serengeti – Kilimanjaro – Zanzibar

Are you looking for a hassle-free African safari and cultural adventure where you can relax and live one day at a time? If so, you’ve come to the right place.

“Dashir” comes from our names Darryl and Shirley. Africa was in the prenups and is in our blood. As we like to say, “We sold everything but our 3 kids and moved to Africa.” It has been an incredible adventure! We are thrilled to share the wonder and beauty that Tanzania has to offer. Fall in love, as we have, with the wildlife and nature, and especially the friendly heartbeat of the people – pole pole, slowly slowly, at the lodge and on local walking excursions.

At Dashir, the value we offer is unbeatable, since there is no middleman. Darryl communicates directly with you to create your customized itinerary. All Dashir safaris are private. You make your own group of up to 12 people, then enjoy a multiple-day safari with the independence of your dedicated 4×4 vehicle and professional driver-guide.

Learn more on this website, then drop Darryl an email to start the conversation about your dream adventure in Africa. Can’t wait to hear from you!

Welcome to Dashir Lodge & Safaris! – Feel at home in Tanzania.

Darryl & Shirley and our Dashir Family

Check out our great reviews on TripAdvisor. #1 out of 300+ specialty lodges for the majority of the past five years.

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Safari, Kilimanjaro, and Dashir adventures in Tanzania are low-risk in this season of COVID-19. Being outdoors in nature during the day, often even at mealtimes, is a big help. There are safety protocols in place for all lodges, guides, and vehicles.

Contact us to learn more, as well as receive information on our peace-of-mind COVID-19 terms and flexible booking dates.

We are open and ready when international travel is right for you!

Darryl & Shirley and our Dashir Team


During this COVID tourism pause, we have been building a health centre right next door to the lodge. The Outpatient Clinic opened on December 2, 2021 exactly full term after 9 months of building! Interested in learning more? Visit our non-profit website.

What do guests say about us?

“THE BEST TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WE HAVE EVER HAD and my wife and I travel a lot. I need to stop here and draw a clear line between all the other reviews I have done in the past and this one, as Dashir, was on a completely separate scale.” … read more on TripAdvisor

Howard & Lynn HoneybunnCanada

“Fantastic start to Africa! It all started in Tanzania with Darryl and the amazing job he did putting the pieces together. On the safari we had a good mix of quality hotels and luxurious tented camps in the Serengeti, an amazing experience; with our expert guide we were able to see the Big Five.” … read more on TripAdvisor.

Kendal & Ling Chin-YickCanada