Ras Kutani - just 25km south of the bustling metropolis of Dar es Salaam lies a slice of paradise. The lodge rests between the deserted shores of the Indian Ocean and the quiet inlets of a freshwater lagoon, creating an idyllic barefoot hideaway.
Constructed from locally sustainable natural materials, the accommodation blends seamlessly into Ras Kutani’s exquisite environment, offering al fresco luxury living with a Swahili twist.
In the heart of the lodge is the bar and open air lounge generously scattered with cushions - the perfect ambience for evening cocktails and the expansive restaurant terrace.
The cuisine takes inspiration from the coast itself - from the vivid history of the Tanzanian coast and its spice trade by serving fresh, locally caught, seafood with delicately spiced flavours to hosting wonderful barbeques accompanied by a variety of fresh salads and desserts.
The nine beach cottages are scattered on either side of the main building, all with ocean views and gentle breezes. Under the thatch a spacious veranda unfurls with comfortable kikoi seating and hammocks. The hard wood shutters lead through to the beautifully decorated interiors; the majestic double bed and fan surrounded by billowing mosquito nets and on to the generous ensuite bathroom.
Perched on the hillside offering privacy are four secluded suites - all have private plunge pools and the interiors are spacious with a vast Sultan double bed enjoying views to the azure seas below.
The perfect family holiday is a stay at the family house - situated above the main camp with blissful sea views. The house has two spacious ensuite rooms inked by an expansive terrace with built in seating.
Ras Kutani is situated on an expansive stretch of white sand lapped by the waves of the Indian Ocean. The lodge offers solitude and pure relaxation and is ideal for couples, families and friends looking for a peaceful break on the Swahili Coast after their safari.
The lagoon is an ideal environment for many water birds. Set within a backdrop of virgin coastal forest, Ras Kutani supports, protects and enhances this rare ecosystem which boasts over 132 varieties of trees and is home to three species of monkey.
The main emphasis at Ras Kutani is relaxation; after an adventurous safari circuit, kick back and ease into the barefoot luxury of this beach retreat. Various activities are offered to compliment the unique location.
Laze on the sunloungers by the swimming pool or let the beach attendants erect a beautiful sunshade on the beach. The beaches at Ras Kutani are deserted and perfect for long, meandering walks in the cool of the day.
For complete luxury let our onsite beauty therapist massage your cares away or treat yourself to a manicure.
Use the complimentary snorkelling equipment to explore the shipwreck of The Chyko lying just off shore or explore the waters of the beautiful Indian Ocean - alive with strikingly coloured fish and intricate corals.
Kayaks and boogie boards are available for guests to use and the calm fresh water lagoon is the perfect place to paddle and delve further into the riverine forest. families can have fun in the surf with the boards or even try beach volleyball or boules/petanque.
Discover the coastal forest behind the camp which boasts over 132 different species of trees, a colourful array of gossamer-winged butterflies three species of monkey including black-and-white colobus.
Seasonally each year green turtles return to the sheltered beaches of Ras Kutani to nest offering you the opportunity to witness the baby turtles hatch and make their journey towards the ocean.
This activity is organised in conjunction with Sea Sense, a Non Government Organisation (NGO) that works closely with coastal communities in Tanzania to conserve and protect endangered marine species.
Inbetween the months of July to October you may have the chance to see humpback whales which migrate past Ras Kutani.