Serengeti – Kilimanjaro – Zanzibar – Culture

Feel at home in Africa: Secure – Professional – Hassle-free

“Dashir” comes from our names, Darryl and Shirley. Africa was in the prenups and is in our blood. We sold everything but our three kids and moved to Africa! It has been an incredible adventure. We are thrilled to share the wonder and beauty of Tanzania. Enjoy the amazing wildlife and scenery away from Dashir: on safari, climbing Kilimanjaro, and in Zanzibar. Fall in love with the friendly hearts of the people – polé polé, slowly slowly, at the lodge and on our signature walking excursions.

“Feel at home” is more than just a tagline. One guest recently commented, “I’m always a bit skeptical of any business that portrays itself as a “family.” This is a rare situation where there really is no better word to describe the staff at Dashir. Everyone we met was wonderfully kind, and we were very quickly made to feel completely at home.” Check out many like reviews on TripAdvisor (click to view), where we have been #1 out of 370+ specialty lodges for the past five years.

The planning and execution of your adventure is personal and unique. Darryl – the “Plan” – will work with you to create a detailed itinerary for your time in Tanzania. No middle person/agent makes for an unbeatable value! A hassle-free experience is our goal, with daily briefings and close attention to every detail; even your tips are looked after! Dashir safaris are private, having the flexibility and independence of movement with your dedicated vehicle and professional driver-guide. You make your group of 2 to 12 people (one or two safari jeeps) and create your customized safari itinerary with Darryl.

Shirley – the “Party” – and our Dashir team will host you and pamper you in many ways. Dashir Lodge, with our signature cultural-scenic walking excursions, is your “home base” before and after the Game Safari (and Kilimanjaro Climb if desired), with an optional Zanzibar Beach relaxing finale.

Learn more on this website, then email Darryl to begin a conversation about your dream adventure in Africa. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

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

Darryl & Shirley, Elisante and our Dashir Family

Check out a PowerPoint video from an info session in Winnipeg in May 2023, where you will get a feel and more detailed information about what we offer.

Read our great reviews on TripAdvisor. We have been #1 out of 370+ specialty lodges for the past five years.

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Darryl & Shirley and our Dashir Family


During the COVID tourism hiatus, we started non-profits in Tanzania and Canada and teamed up with our friends and Dashir alumni to build and operate phase one of Dashir-Kikwe Health Centre, right next door to the lodge! Learn more at our Dashir Cares Website and our Facebook Page.

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

“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.