Near Dar es Salaam
Beach holidays in Africa still have the privilege of being far quieter than other destinations around the world, offering visitors these increasingly rare commodities: long stretches of pristine deserted beaches, warm blue seas, and the opportunity to experience peach and tranquility, long since eroded elsewhere.
None more so than Ras Kutani, set on a crescent of white sandy beach, washed by the gentle surf of the temperate Indian Ocean. The lodge is situated only 35 kilometers South of the port of Dar es Salaam, but is the perfect hideaway, far from the maddening crowd. The secluded setting ensures the feeling of being on one’s own tropical island. The lodge is flanked by a fresh water lagoon abutting onto a coastal forest, which spills to the edge of the unspoilt and undeveloped beach.
Accommodation is in nine spacious, charming cottages constructed of natural, local materials that harmonise perfectly with the wonderful surroundings. Ethnic furnishings impart a sense of the Tanzanian coast’s rich cultural heritage. Each cottage has its own en suite bathroom and large veranda with views of the azure ocean. Our chefs pride themselves on preparing the fresh “fruit of the ocean” fare from the readily available local fish and crustaceans.
Ras Kutani Information
- Location: 35-kilometres (1.5-hour drive) south of Dar es Salaam; 10-min private plane ride from Dar es Salaam
- Accommodation: 9 spacious cottages, 4 suites and 1 family unit
- Activities: Snorkeling, kayaking, boogie boards, forest and beach walks, spa treatments
- Weather: Jun to Oct is the dry season and most pleasant; Nov to Dec is pleasantly hot with occasional showers; Jan-mid March is hot with intermittent rain
- Children: Welcome