Serengeti – Kilimanjaro – Zanzibar – Culture

Unique African Adventures Full of Meaning

Feel at home in Tanzania

Are you looking for a hassle-free African adventure that allows you to connect with local people in everyday life? If so, you’ve come to the right place.

Check out a PowerPoint video from an info session held in Winnipeg in May 2023. You can get a feel and detailed information about what we have to offer.

“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.” When you come to Dashir Lodge you are coming to our home. It has been an incredible adventure! We are thrilled to share the wonder and beauty that Tanzania has to offer. Enjoy the incredible wildlife and scenery. Fall in love with the friendly heartbeat of the people – pole pole, slowly slowly, at the lodge and on local walking excursions.

The planning and execution of your adventure is personal and unique. Darryl (the “Plan”) will organize everything with you (no middle person/agent – unbeatable value!) from start to finish. Shirley (the “Party”) and our team will host you at Dashir Lodge, your safari “base camp,” and pamper you in so many ways.

All Dashir safaris are private. You make your own group of 2 to 12 people (one or two safari jeeps), create your itinerary with Darryl, then enjoy a multiple-day safari away from Dashir Lodge, with the flexibility and independence of your dedicated 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 Africa.

Darryl & Shirley, Elisante and our Dashir Family

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

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Darryl & Shirley and our Dashir Family

Shirley and Darryl with Dashir drivers Jeremiah and Simon


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.