Only about 2 hour’s drive from bustling Dar es Salaam along the Swahili shores of Tanzania, the intimate Ras Kutani camp offers much sought after solitude in an idyllic beach setting. With a range of accommodation options merging with the exquisite virgin coastal forest and tucked away between the Indian Ocean shoreline and tranquil bird-dotted freshwater lagoon, what more could you ask for?
Offering a secluded experience that is in contrast to the busier beach resorts found in East Africa, the emphasis in Ras Kutani is all on relaxation. Whether reclining by the pool on sun loungers, enjoying a secluded stretch of creamy beach from under a sun shade or taking a leisurely stroll in the forest you are assured of blissful calm. Families and busybodies need not fear for there is also snorkelling and kayaking available as well as boogie boards and beach games.
The accommodation is characterised by swaying hammocks on private verandahs, ethereal mosquito nets, and makuti thatch. Choose among 9 Beach Cottages or 4 secluded hillside Suites tucked into the forest with private plunge pools and panoramic views. The 2-bedroom Hill House is perfect for families.
- Facilities include a spa, bar, open-air lounge, and a restaurant terrace where you can enjoy fare inspired by the coast and its history
- Rare forest ecosystem consists of 132 varieties of trees and is home to 3 species of monkey and myriad butterflies
- Lagoon with calm waters ideal for children
- Seasonal turtle hatching and whale watching at this location