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Ras Kutani

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

Highlights

- Unspoiled coastline
- Fresh water lagoon
- Ideal Honeymoon location

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Overview

On the Tanzania coast, 45 kilometres south of Dar es Salaam, Ras Kutani is in a perfect spot for the ideal end to a safari. This beach lodge is on a beautiful stretch of unspoilt coastline and is beside a fresh water lagoon for kayaking and snorkelling.

The main guest areas include lounge areas and a dining area under a large airy thatch structure. Hammocks are scattered around and there is a spectacular pool.

A secluded retreat, the main purpose of Ras Kutani is to help guests unwind. However, for the more active guests body boarding, snorkelling and kayaking are all on offer, as well as guided walks to local villages. Superb nature walks along the lagoon or to the indigenous coastal forest, home to three species of primates, are also available on request.

The accommodation at Ras Kutani is split into nine beach cottages, four suites and a family hill house. The beach cottages are dotted around the main building whilst the suites are deeper into the coastal forest for a more private stay. Both have beautiful ocean views, private verandahs and elegant interiors. The four suites additionally have private plunge pools. The Hill House is a great option for families, situated above the main camp with panoramic sea views. This two bedroom suite is connected by shared living areas and an outdoor terrace.

A haven of relaxation at a surprisingly low price, Ras Katuni is our ultimate choice for a barefoot beach experience.

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Suggested Itineraries for Ras Kutani

Our itineraries are carefully designed by our experienced travel designers based on years of experience and customer feedback. For a custom itinerary tailored to you, please enquire giving as much detail as possible on your brief.

Tailor-made Luxury 11 days

Adults from $8,500 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $712 per person economy class from London

Explore Selous and Ruaha National Parks in Southern Tanzania and relax on the Tanzania coast.

Tailor-made Luxury 11 days

Adults from $8,288 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $712 per person economy class from London

Families from $6,641 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $712 per person economy class from London

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 499 reviews

(4.96/5)

  • Everything was fab, I especially loved Tuningi such a special place and my son got to see his favourite animal the cheetah (after a bit of time hunting about on foot!). Mauritius is lovely we saw quite a bit of the island in the end.

    MissingLaura L reviewing South Africa Safari and Mauritius on 12 December 2018

  • We had a wonderful trip to Morocco. What a fascinating country. Thank you so much for all of your help making things smooth and less stressful!

    Here are a few things we wanted to pass on:

    Dar Housnia was absolutely delightful. It was like an entire wing of a house to ourselves with perfect Moroccan decor. The private area where we ate was so cute, the riad staff so accommodating. I loved waking in the cozy space with our family and hearing both call to prayer as well as roosters. Just perfect.

    I was a little unclear how to ask what time we were being picked up etc, but your office promptly replied to my emails - even on weekends- when we had these questions about transport times. Once, we met our guide in Imlil these details we not problematic as our guide “Abraham” totally took care of us. Abraham was awesome. You should definitely request him again in the future. He was young (29)and energetic. He had a ton of hiking experience in Imlil as he was from there. He also seemed to know everything else about morocco, the desert, the culture, etc, etc. He was approachable, kind, patient, great with our kids and answered SO MANY of our questions.

    The hike was lovely - after rain the day prior in Marrakech - there was snow in the mountains. It was gorgeous. We may have been up for a longer hike up Mt Taboukel if I had known this was a realistic option for families ( I thought from reading that it was too technical for us). Yet not sure we had enough days for all these things always since getting in the desert was a priority.

    The mountain house, Dar adar, was just as described… very basic. The wifi was broken (which was a nice break when you have pre-teens addicted to phones, plus my husband called no wifi an amenity to not be available by email for his work!)). There was no heat and the fireplace helped a tad - but was so very cold in the rooms. My husband loved the rustic space, I may have gone up one step in niceness of mountain accommodation if I had to do it over again. Yet, meeting the other families in this Dar Adar (including another Tourdust family from England) made this house very memorable.

    We were then joined by our driver for the next several days, Jamal. What a fun guy and a perfect driver. He could joke with my kids, he had a fun smile, and he had worked with Abraham before so they were a great team. The drive to desert was long as I knew it would be. It was nice to have the stop on way there near Ait Ben Haddu. The drive back from desert was long. It was more near 10 hours of driving (plus 1 hour at lunch = 11 hours) but I wouldn’t have made any different choices.

    The luxury desert camp was far and away the highlight of our trip. The tents were adorable, I was sufficiently warm even at night inside the tent. We loved the camel riding, the ATV vehicles at a nearby camp, sunsets on the dunes, music around the camp fire, meals with others at the camp and more.

    The last night was at Riad Jona. This was so very very lovely. The food was amazing - such a good idea to eat here after our long drive back to Marrakech. They had a small dining pool plus a hot tub which was delightful. It was almost more of a boutique hotel as it had several rooms.

    MissingGwyneth R reviewing Luxury Family Desert Holiday on 11 December 2018

  • The trip was amazing everything was better than we could have imagined.
    There was a moment climbing the mount Kenya where my wife accused me of tricking her into doing this (half kidding) as some of the nights got pretty cold, but we were dressed well and the sunrise at the peak was astonishing.
    Safari was spectacular, Ben who was our main guide and driver was awesome! We saw everything excepts rhinos which were more of a hope than a reality. We also were able to watch a rock python eat a Thompson gazel live. It was one of the most interesting and unsettling things I have ever seen.
    Just overall, so many moments that make you think wow or I can't believe I am here. Thank you for your help in getting everything set up. I don't believe I could have booked the trip without your help and guidance. It was an amazing way to start our marriage and truly the trip of a lifetime!

    MissingWilliam K reviewing 11 Day Mount Kenya Trek and Masai Mara Safari Combined on 29 October 2018

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