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Dashir Lodge & Safaris

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#1 of 65 lodges in Arusha
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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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Bar / lounge
Free airport transportation
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Private check-in / check-out
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Special diet menus
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Non-smoking hotel
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Safe
Sofa
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Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Dashir Lodge & Safaris is highly celebrated for its spacious and beautifully appointed rooms that often surpass guests' expectations. The lodge's atmosphere is frequently described as warm and inviting, enhancing special celebrations and providing a host of memorable activities. Patrons appreciate the variety of amenities offered, contributing to the lodge's reputation for excellent value, thanks in part to the caring owners and attentive staff. Reviewers consistently highlight the lodge's cleanliness and organized experiences, while the personalized and community-focused service garners exceptional praise.
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RelaxationTime wrote a review Jul 2023
Coquitlam, Bc77 contributions17 helpful votes
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Whoa, words cannot covey the amazing experience we had (group of 4) with Dashir. From the moment Darryl & Shirley were aware of our flights and itinerary everything (yes, everything) was arranged. We have been asked "what was our favourite experience". And truly the only answer was everything. Darryl, Shirley and their Dashir family focus was to ensure guests had a carefree, safe and cultural experience. Dashir team members serve from the heart & this was evident throughout our stay and experiences. Upmost was Darryl & Shirley's commitment by "giving back" to their community. Reading books for children, employment, building of the health centre and many more projects.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded Jul 23, 2023
We are grateful for our time with you, and for the cheer you brought to our community and staff. Hope we can meet again. Cheers! Darryl & Shirley, Elisante, and our Dashir Family
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simbat wrote a review Jul 2023
Abbotsford, Canada40 contributions13 helpful votes
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Our third visit to Dashir Lodge since 2016 showed that Dashir still deserves the #1 position on Trip Advisor for lodges in the Arusha area. Beautifully decorated chalets ensured comfortable accommodation for the 11 who were travelling with us. Delicious food, served with flair in the thatched gazebo, meant every meal was a treat. The staff are invariably friendly and helpful. Hosts and owners, Darryl and Shirley, are always present to answer questions or help out. Darryl’s planning of local excursions, the safari and last few days in Zanzibar was, as always, meticulous. We enjoyed having Jeremiah and Malaki as our drivers for the 3rd time. Their expert driving and vast knowledge add so much to the safari experience. One of the special features of our stays at Dashir are always
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Response from Darryl-Shirley Peters, Owner at Dashir Lodge & Safaris
Responded Jul 13, 2023
It was such a pleasure to host you for your trifecta! Thanks for gathering a wonderful group of travellers, bringing much joy to our workers when you were here. Looking forward to more connections in the future. Cheers Darryl & Shirley, Elisante, and our Dashir Family
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Rhonda V wrote a review Jul 2023
Langley City, Canada1 contribution1 helpful vote
This was an epic vacation! Dashir helped us personalize our time and experiences. Everything from walk to local village, day trip to Mt Kilimanjaro, day shopping in Arusha, having lunch with a family, or reading to village children was well planned and executed. We loved our 6 day Safari to Terengerie, Ngorongoro and Serengeti …they were unforgettable…our guide, Harry, helped us see all the animals possible and more. The beaches of Zanzibar…beautiful. Accommodation was superb…everywhere we went, even luxury tenting in the parks, listening to lions roar…but still safe. Highly recommend for a well rounded visit to this beautiful country and people.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Response from Darryl-Shirley Peters, Owner at Dashir Lodge & Safaris
Responded Jul 10, 2023
So glad you finally got to come, after four years waiting! Really enjoyed our time together, and thanks for the cheer you brought to our staff and community. Hope we can meet again in the future. Cheers Darryl & Shirley, Elisante, and our Dashir Family
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P-Block15 wrote a review Jul 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
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This was my second opportunity to come to Tanzania to experience the wonderful features that exist within the country, and it did not disappoint! My parents heard about Darryl and Shirley through their local newspaper, and when they described the trip to me, I thought it sounded wonderful. Within a few weeks, I too was going to get the chance to join them. From the moment we left for Tanzania, Darryl and Shirley were with us ensuring we ended up where we needed to be, and made arrangements for us to navigate within the country using their trusted and reliable staff. Every aspect of this trip was arranged. We didn't have to worry about transportation to or from any of the things we wanted to see, we didn't have to worry about tipping (as this was pre-arranged), we had a
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Response from Darryl-Shirley Peters, Owner at Dashir Lodge & Safaris
Responded Jul 9, 2023
Beautiful words. Asante sana. Thanks so much. It was a real pleasure to host you and your family here at Dashir. Hope to meet again. Cheers Darryl & Shirley, Elisante, and our Dashir Family
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Rosemarie W wrote a review Jul 2023
Winnipeg, Canada31 contributions10 helpful votes
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From the moment we contacted Darryl at Dashir Lodge we knew we were in good hands! This was a bucket list trip that he helped arrange and made suggestions to make it all that we wanted it to be. Darryl took care of making all hotel bookings while we were on safari, arranged for our very knowledgeable and competent driver Julius to accompany us on our 8 day safari and included in the entire cost of our stay were tips for all the hotels, drivers and local staff. We really liked that we didn’t have to think about anything on safari except finding the animals! We added two extra days in the Serengeti and were glad we did. The wildebeest migration was just starting and it was a sight to behold and we got to see the Big 5 - Cape Buffalo (nyati), lion (simba), leopard (chui),
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Response from Darryl-Shirley Peters, Owner at Dashir Lodge & Safaris
Responded Jul 9, 2023
Asante sana. Thanks for your kind words. We really enjoyed hosting you at Dashir and sharing life together for several days. Would love to meet again! Cheers Darryl & Shirley, Elisante, and our Dashir family
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Sightseer534255 wrote a review May 2023
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We had been thinking & wanting to do a Kili climb & Safari combined trip for a long time. Connecting with Dashir made this become a reality. Planning the trip through Dashir with Darryl was made a lot easier as they are so well organized and made a specific itinerary that worked for our family of four. Our Dashir experience with Darryl, Shirley and their entire Dashir family was so great from the beginning to end. We had a great adventure in Tanzania and an unforgettable experience - would love to return again !
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from Darryl-Shirley Peters, Owner at Dashir Lodge & Safaris
Responded May 28, 2023
It was great to have you at Dashir. Glad you achieved your goal of making it to the summit of Kili, even though we always say it's more about the journey. :) Hope we can meet you again. Cheers! Darryl & Shirley, Elisante, and our Dashir Family
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Glenn M wrote a review May 2023
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Dashir Lodge and its staff are top notch! The amenities, food, pool, service and modern huts are excellent. The safaris Darryl organized for us, our driver/ guide and all the accommodations were awesome and beyond our expectations. It was like being apart of Nation Geographic Special.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Response from Darryl-Shirley Peters, Owner at Dashir Lodge & Safaris
Responded May 19, 2023
It was wonderful to have you here in February. Glad to hear we rival National Geographic in some way (but we think we're better, ha! :) Hope to connect again in the future. Cheers! Darryl & Shirley, Elisante and our Dashir Family
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hpaetkau wrote a review May 2023
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Accommodations were very close to 5 star, staff were very helpful and friendly. The food was excellent and the safari was over the top. We really enjoyed Malachi our guide and was very impressed with the number of animals we saw and how close we were able to observe them. Zanzibar was also very beautiful and interesting. Highly recommended!!
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from Darryl-Shirley Peters, Owner at Dashir Lodge & Safaris
Responded May 19, 2023
It was a pleasure having you and your crew here. Lovely people all of you! Hope to continue to connect in the future. Cheers! Darryl & Shirley, Elisante and our Dashir Family
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kristaginter wrote a review May 2023
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A Dashir trip is organized down to the last detail. The only thing you have to worry about is how many giraffe pictures you want!! The staff is so warm and welcoming. The food is delicious. And the accommodations are top notch. An authentic Tanzanian experience.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from Darryl-Shirley Peters, Owner at Dashir Lodge & Safaris
Responded May 13, 2023
Wonderful to have you at Dashir. Thanks also for your continued encouragement and support! Cheers Darryl & Shirley, Elisante and our Dashir Family
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Albert D wrote a review Mar 2023
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Dashir Lodge and Safaris is a superb company geared to host, plan and deliver an absolutely wonderful safari experience and more. DArryl and SHIRley Peters ( thus DASHIR) and their entire staff are welcoming and most pleasant. The facilities are very comfortable, the food is excellent, their care for every detail is amazing. They will tailor your safari experience, short or long, to your desires. Darryl and Shirley have worked hard at caring for their staff and the community that surrounds them. With that in mind, they have established a medical centre on their grounds which is still in development: basic medical care is being provided to the community, future developments will include maternity care. They fund this medical centre with a portion of their business income. We
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Response from Darryl-Shirley Peters, Owner at Dashir Lodge & Safaris
Responded Mar 11, 2023
Thanks for your kind words and the great encouragement you brought us! It was wonderful to host you at Dashir. Hope we can stay in touch and meet again in the future. Cheers Darryl & Shirley, Elisante, and our Dashir Family
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