Ras Kutani

Set on a crescent of white sandy beach, flanked by a freshwater lagoon and a coastal forest, approximately 35km south of Dar es Salaam, Ras Kutani offers the perfect hideaway and the rare commodity of pristine deserted beaches.


Accommodation is in 12 charming, spacious cottages each individually handcrafted using local natural material are situated under the cooling canopy of indigenous trees and offer ocean and lagoon views. Each en suite bathroom has cupboard space, large dressing area, hot and cold fresh water showers. Each cottage has a large front veranda with Swahili daybeds and hammocks.


The four (4) Upepo suites offer an idyllic sanctuary for the safari-weary traveler in search of tropical respite and castaway comfort. Set apart from the main lodge, perched amidst tropical forest on the hill behind, each suite comes with its own private areas and signature Sultan's bed and verandahs come bejeweled with a private dip pool against an infinity backdrop.


The guest area is a soaring thatched structure affording superb views of the beach, lagoon and the ocean. Sink into soft pillow seats for pre-dinner drinks or a post- lunch nap as Ras Kutani is truly ‘Home-away-from-Home’.


Chefs pride themselves on preparing fresh ‘fruits of the ocean’ fare as well as Pan African cuisine. While relaxation is the keynote at Ras Kutani, a full range of activities is on offer for the more active - body boarding, surfing, snorkeling or explore the fresh water lagoon on a kayak, horse rides along the beach or through the bush and local plantations, nature walks through indigenous coastal forest, guided walks to local inland or fishing village along the coast, deep Sea fishing or full day excursions to Latham island and Zanzibar Channel.


The coastal forest is home to Colobus, Vervet and Sykes Monkey as well as Baboons, Wild Pigs and the elusive Civet Cats, rock pools offer a treasure chest of ocean delights and whales and dolphins are frequent visitors to these shores. Turtles still come to nest along the shore of Ras Kutani in season, with opportunities for interested guests to become involved in the projects that continue to look out for their welfare.