African Safaris on a Personal Level      Serengeti – Kilimanjaro – Zanzibar

We have fun saying, “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: the wildlife, the people, the mountains, the beaches, and so much more. After more than 13 years living in Africa, we have fallen in love with the scenery, animals, and especially the people. We know you will too!

At Dashir, there is no middleman or agent – we communicate directly with our guests and create a personal customized itinerary for every adventure. All our safaris are private; you make your own group from 1 to 12 people, then enjoy the amazing safari parks with your own 4×4 vehicle and professional driver-guide.

Our biggest passion is for our guests to share memorable personal encounters with local people in everyday life, through our signature cultural-scenic walking adventures.

So, go ahead and learn more on our website, and then drop us an email to start the conversation about your dream safari adventure to Africa. Can’t wait to hear from you!

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

Darryl & Shirley and our Dashir Family

Check out our latest Blog, now with flashbacks of the early years where we started with a piece of virgin land.

Check out our great reviews on TripAdvisor. #1 or 2 out of more than 200 specialty lodges in Arusha for all of 2018-2020!

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During this COVID tourism pause, we are building a health centre right next door to the lodge. Interested in learning more? Visit:


For a limited time, we are offering 10% on our package adventures (new bookings only). Contact us to learn more, as well as receive information on our peace-of-mind COVID-19 terms and flexible booking dates.

Safari, Kilimanjaro, and Dashir adventures in Tanzania are extremely low-risk in this season of COVID-19. Being outdoors in nature during the day, often even at meal times, is a big help. There are distancing and sanitizing protocols in place for the lodges, drivers, and vehicles.

Currently, Tanzania is open to guests, with no quarantine for those pass screening at the airport, and present a recent COVID-19 negative certificate.

And we also are open and ready when international travel is right for you!

Darryl & Shirley and our Dashir Team

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