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Plot No. 2 Luwaini Rd Kikwe, Arusha Tanzania
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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. Dashir Lodge & Safaris is located just a short 20 min. drive from Arusha town in a quiet rural community with long grasses and acacia trees - very Serengeti-like! Can't wait to hear from you! Welcome to Dashir Lodge - our home in Tanzania Darryl & Shirley Peters Canadians in love with Africa
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Robin McKay wrote a review Sep 2022
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From your first contact with Dashir to your final goodbye you are treated to an experience you will never forget. Darryl takes care of every detail. The lodge is wonderful, it was created with a guests needs top of mind. The day trips are well planned with lots of choices. Your safari is completely customizable and the experience of a lifetime. Then there is the food! Shirley is a fabulous cook and her kitchen prepare amazing meals. If you only take one “Trip of a Lifetime” you should take it with Dashir.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Thanks for your kind words and good recommendation! It was a real pleasure to host you again and get to know you better. Looking forward to the "trifecta." :) Cheers Darryl & Shirley, Elisante, and our Dashir Family
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Marion Berndt wrote a review Sep 2022
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Wow, wow, wow. I still can't find the appropriate words to discribe this most amazing experience. Every detail and more was arranged with expertise and professionalism prior to arriving and it only got better and better while there. Darryl and Shirley have embrassed the culture, people and life of Tanzanian and more than happily bring you along for the experience. Our 2 week Safari was more than I could ever have expected. Our guide and new friend Jeremiah taught me things I didn't even know, I didn't know. His knowledge of the animals and Tanzanian life was mind boggling. A truly amazing, once in a life time experience I will never forget. I left a large piece of me behind...I truly am not the same person now, as I was when I first arrived...and it is all for the better. To Darryl, Shirly and the entire DASHIR family, I thank you once again from the bottom of my heart, for not only the most amazing trip but for opening my eyes to a beautiful way of life, culture and the most kind and considerate people I've ever had the pleasure to know. Asante Sana....I will be back!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Karibu sana. It was wonderful to have you here and we look forward to the next time! Thanks for bringing cheer and joy to all of us at Dashir. Cheers Darryl & Shirley, Elisante, and our Dashir Family
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hbcnbrown wrote a review Sep 2022
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Really don’t have words for the experience we had at Dashir ,and there family. This Place has changed me from the love I saw all around me at the first morning (love) circle you see people so happy with so little It made me rethink life. Everything was way beyond my expectations at Dashir and on Safari. May you feel the love as you continue to do the work that God has planned for you. Howard Brown
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
So glad to have met you and glad you got to experience the goodness at Dashir and our community. Hope we meet again. Cheers Darryl & Shirley, Elisante, and our Dashir Family
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Sean W wrote a review Sep 2022
Lone Tree, Colorado1 contribution
A friend from work and her husband told me they were climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and kindly asked if I wanted to go. It had been a dream of mine to climb the rooftop of Africa and I enthusiastically said yes. They had heard about this amazing lodge in Arusha from a friend of theirs. The owners of Dashir, Darryl and Shirley, are wonderful people and took care of every detail. The food at the lodge was extremely well prepared and delicious. The rooms were very comfortable, clean, and spacious. The hot shower after the Mt. Kili climb was the best shower of my life! Their staff was absolutely amazing and bent over backwards to make sure we were happy and well cared for. The Mt. Kilimanjaro climb itself was challenging but beautiful and satisfying. Our guides were very experienced (over 300 Kili climbs!) and the porters worked so hard for us. We chose the Lemosho route which is a little longer but breathtakingly beautiful. We met people from all over the world along the way and were always greeted with smiles and kind words. Our guides, Geoffrey and Leon, gave great advice along the way to help us summit. The emotions I felt at Uhuru peak summit are hard to put into words - something I'll never forget. As awesome as the climb was, the experience that I'll remember the most was meeting the kind Tanzanian people. The local excursions that Darryl and Shirley planned were very special. I loved touring the local village. The young children were very excited to speak to us in English. Everyone we met along the way wished us well for our climb. As you can tell, I can't say enough about what this trip meant to me and I'm so thankful that my friends asked me to go with them. There are other wonderful experiences at Dashir to share but my review is getting too long. I plan to come back to Dashir with my family in a few years to try the safari, Zanzibar, and maybe bring one or more of my daughters to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Asante. Thanks so much for your kind words and very glad your Kili climb was a great experience. We look forward to hosting you and your family in the future. Cheers Darryl & Shirley, Elisante, and our Dashir Family
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gmatthies wrote a review Sep 2022
Winnipeg, Canada4 contributions
Once again, we experienced Tanzania at it’s best, thanks to Darryl and Shirley at Dashir! The accommodations, food, and the detailed planning were all once again second to none, but what really stood out was the impact they have on the community there. We toured the new health centre, and saw the newly completed water project; both of which are such huge help to the community. The staff are more than just that - they are family, and their joy and love for Darryl and Shirley is very evident. We did an 8 day safari and our driver/guide was excellent. The last few days were spent in Zanzibar and it was a very relaxing way to finish off our adventure.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Wonderful to have you here for your trifecta! Asante. Thanks for your amazing support and the cheer you bring to our workers. Looking forward to the next time. :) Cheers Darryl & Shirley, Elisante, and our Dashir Family
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Carolyn B wrote a review Sep 2022
Waterloo, Canada9 contributions8 helpful votes
This vacation exceeded our expectations in every possible way. Darryl and Shirley provide a 5* experience at their lodge as well as doing phenomenal development work within their village and among their employees (aka the Dashir family). It’s wonderful to know that their profits are making our world a better place. Everything was expertly arranged. When Darryl says that you don’t need to do anything other than show up, it’s 100% true. All of the staff at Dashir are friendly and professional. The love and care that Darryl and Shirley show to their staff is reflected in the quality of their staff and all of the services provided. Our safari driver-guide was hired by Dashir because their own guides were on other safaris - we were completely impressed with who we had - it’s clear that Darryl puts a lot of time into vetting anyone that they are outsourcing to. It was my birthday while at Dashir and I was made to feel very very special - a bday I’ll never forget. The only thing that we wish we had done differently was to more carefully review the accommodations that Darryl recommended when we were on safari - we didn’t realize ahead of time that we could have requested a different style/level of accommodation than what was in our itinerary. Thank you to Shirley, Darryl and the entire Dashir family for a wonderful trip of a lifetime.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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It was a pleasure to host you and give you a good taste of some of the best that Africa has to offer. Cheers Darryl & Shirley, Elisante, and our Dashir Family
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Jmab wrote a review Sep 2022
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This was really a trip of a lifetime! Darryl, Shirley, and the entire staff really made us feel at home. The accommodation and food were first class. Careful personalized planning is definitely one of their strengths; even with the limited time we had to spend in Tanzania, Darryl was able to make our dream of climbing Kilimanjaro and go on a safari a reality (I would definitely recommend the option of flying back to Arusha from the Serengeti). The local excursions were also amazing and gave us a chance to meet great people and experience some of the culture. Finally, the dedication to mentoring and helping local people that Darryl & Shirley have, such as the health clinic and the water project, is truly inspiring. Thank you for making us feel at home in Africa!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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It was a pleasure to host you and get to know you. Hope we can meet again. And congratulations for making it to the summit of Africa atop Mt Kilimanjaro! Cheers Darryl & Shirley, Elisante, and our Dashir Family
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Kevin McEwen wrote a review Sep 2022
Ottawa, Canada2 contributions
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Is it possible? YES! With proper planning, the right people, an open mind and a little bit of faith anything is possible. I’m a C-6 Quadriplegic who uses a manual wheelchair for mobility. In August of 2022 my wife of 10 years and our two children 15 and 8, my parents along with my brother and family enjoyed the trip of a lifetime on a Safari in Africa. I will admit I was unsure at first. Nothing in this world is ever 100% accessible for someone with a disability. I have travelled plenty within North & South America including the Caribbean, Mexico and more. Bogotá, Columbia in 2009 is one that stands out as one of the more difficult. With many communications via email & video chats I let Daryl know my needs and concerns. Within weeks his team had completed ramps and lodge modifications including wide doors and bathroom safety to accommodate me. He had planned our entire custom safari route and provided me with photos of the tented camps we would be staying at to ensure the accessible features at each lodging would be ok for me. Everything was amazing! I can’t say enough about Daryl & Shirley and the entire Dashir Family! You really do “Feel at home” in Africa. From the Masai Guards (My Favourite), grounds keepers, kitchen and bar staff, house keeping and transportation crew. We truly enjoyed meeting and spending time with each one of you! We love you ALL. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making my parents dream of sharing your culture with us a reality.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Asante sana. Thanks you for your kind words and for being such gracious guests. It was wonderful to have you and your family here to experience the beauty and some of the best of Africa. Sure hope we can meet again in the future. Cheers! Darryl & Shirley, Elisante, and our Dashir Family
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Dan K wrote a review Sep 2022
Colorado Springs, Colorado8 contributions
We wanted to climb Kilimanjaro and then do a safari afterwards, but trying to plan this trip became a rather overwhelming chore. Luckily a good friend told us about Dashir Lodge, which turned out to be a heaven sent recommendation! Darryl & Shirley took care of everything, from setting up the whole guided mountain climb, to organizing safaris with private vehicle and in-park lodging to both Tarangire and Ngorogoro national parks. We really didn't have to worry about anything during our whole stay. They arranged transportation to/from the airport, then provided wonderful food/hospitality at their beautiful lodge in between all the other planned activities. All my pre-trip worries were for naught ... I can't thank them enough for an awesome vacation!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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So great to have you here, and big congrats for reaching the rooftop of Africa - the peak of Mt Kilimanjaro! Hope to meet you again. Cheers Darryl & Shirley, Elisante, and our Dashir Family
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Kiersten wrote a review Sep 2022
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Darryl, Shirley and their entire staff are fantastic! The food was a cut above everything else we had in Tanzania and the itinerary they planned for us was out of this world! Most importantly, Dashir Lodge provided opportunities to be apart of something beyond a "vacation" - seeing their health clinic, meeting the staff, knowing our funds were being poured back into the community and appropriately shared with the hardworking team felt good.
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Thank you, beautiful people, for your kind words from the heart. We loved getting to know you and sure hope to see you again in the future. Cheers Darryl & Shirley, Elisante and our Dashir Family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dashir Lodge & Safaris
Which popular attractions are close to Dashir Lodge & Safaris?
Nearby attractions include Cultural Arts Centre (7.4 km) and Nduruma (5.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Dashir Lodge & Safaris?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Dashir Lodge & Safaris?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Dashir Lodge & Safaris?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dashir Lodge & Safaris?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tony's Cafe, Karibu Coffee, and Duluti Crater Lake Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Dashir Lodge & Safaris?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Dashir Lodge & Safaris have airport transportation?
Yes, Dashir Lodge & Safaris offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.