Customized safaris

Looking for a safari with a personal touch and attention to detail?

Dashir safaris in Tanzania offers the ultimate wildlife experience. The Serengeti is best known as the home of the Great Migration where thousands of wildebeests and zebras can be seen grazing as far as the eye can see. The Ngorongoro Crater, once a volcano, is the best-preserved caldera in the world. To encounter the abundant wildlife within its towering walls is a truly magnificent experience.

Our mission is to design and carry out your dream adventure. We will work with you to create your personalized itinerary and warmly host you at Dashir lodge- your “safari base camp”!

“Thank you so much for all your work in arranging this amazing trip. It truly surpassed what I dreamt of all these years.”

Climb Kilimanjaro

Have you ever hiked for 4 days and passed through 4 different climate zones?

“Kilimanjaro is a snow-covered mountain 19,710 feet high, and is said to be the highest mountain in Africa. Its western summit is called the Masai ‘Ngaje Ngai’, the House of God. Close to the western summit there is a dried and frozen carcass of a leopard. No one has explained what the leopard was seeking at that altitude.”
― Ernest Hemingway, The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories

So what are you waiting for? Kilimanjaro beckons. We can help you make it to the top!

“The guides and porters were wonderful, helpful & caring … what an amazing group. Exaudi was a great climbing teacher; he was patient and was so kind.  And his junior guide Sunday was an absolute delight!  That team was a fine group of gentlemen.”

Zanzibar Island

Looking for a relaxing and exotic bookend to your safari? Or a romantic getaway?

Zanzibar Island offers you the perfect fusion of rest and adventure. Snorkel in the world-class coral reefs and explore the ancient city of Stone Town, a place of winding alleys, bustling bazaars, mosques and spices. Then again, maybe your thing is a peaceful walk along an endless white-sand beach or wading in the azure-blue Indian Ocean. It’s up to you!

Dashir Excursions

Walking or hiking are great ways to slow down the pace of life and enjoy the scenic views and friendly folk of rural Tanzania.

The highlight of Tanzanian culture is its people, known for their kindness and welcoming hearts. We must kindly “warn” you that these encounters can be quite powerful and may deeply impact you, creating lasting memories that will make you want to come back for more.

“Visiting Baraka’s home and family was such a moving experience. I don’t even need to go on safari.”

At Dashir:

Enjoy our beautiful 30 acres:

  • Sustainable Agriculture Tour – learn how we are healing the land and working towards self-sustainability with our organic garden, banana plantation, animals, medicinal plants, and more.
  • Nature Walks – enjoy our walking trails on 16 acres dedicated to nature, with dik diks and hares ready to surprise you at any time!
  • Climb our water tower for a panoramic view – 10 metres high

Day Trips:

Connect with our community. We offer full and half-day excursions:

  • Kikwe Village Walk – a taste of it’s history, agriculture, economics, schools and shops. This is complimentary with your stay at Dashir Lodge.
  • Mount Kilimanjaro Cultural and Scenic Hike – museum tour, caves, waterfalls and more.
  • Mount Meru Waterfall Hike –it’s like entering a magical tropical forest.
  • Mount Meru Hikes – various hikes along the base of this majestic mountain.
  • Clinic, School, and Orphanage Tour – hosted by our “African Father” – we recommend this!
  • Jude School Visit – a school that provides free education for bright, disadvantaged Tanzanian children.
  • Open-Air Market Excursion – a bustling affair; learn what makes it tick and how to barter.
  • Mount Meru Flower Farm Tour – learn how they grow roses for the international market.
  • Village Farm Entrepreneur Visit – Mr. Kitomari farms “outside the box” – a rarity in Africa!
  • Village Home Visit – Share a meal and stories with a local family – highly recommended!
  • Hot Springs Excursion – Picnic and swim at an oasis with warm, crystal-clear water.
  • Camel Ride and Snake Park – Visit a Maasai homestead and an anti-venom clinic.
  • Mount Meru Coffee Hike – Organic, “fair trade” coffee – from seedling to a roasting factory.
  • Arusha Tour – museums, shops, craft market, jewelry and more!
  • Kilimanjaro Golf – a beautiful 18 hole course with great views of Meru and Kilimanjaro.
  • Arusha National Park – 4×4 safari on the slopes of Mount Meru. Walk around the crater.

Extended Excursions:

  • Usambara Rain Forest Cultural Hike – a 3 to 5 day hike well off the tourist trail
    • Great views of village life and many opportunities to meet people along the way.
    • Stay at rustic, clean guesthouses, with a beautiful lodge finale at Mtae – “The World Viewpoint.”
  • Climb Mount Meru – a 3 or 4 day climb to the summit 4565 m (14,977 ft)
    • Trek through the scenic montane forest of Arusha National Park.
    • A challenging midnight walk and scramble to the summit. Breath-taking views.
    • Your climbing team consists of a guide, cook, and porters.
  • Maasai Boma Extreme Adventure – 3 days away from “civilization”
    • This is for the cultural enthusiast who wants to go deep into the daily life of this proud and colorful African tribe.
    • Dance, eat, cook, barter, herd cattle, tell stories …. Whatever they do, you can join with them!
    • Sleep in your private tent or if you are really brave, join the family in the family boma.
    • What do they charge to host you? Mainly a goat, a tub of oil, and a sack of sugar!