Ras Kutani

Reviews of Ras Kutani

Excellent(97%) From 83 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 83 of our travellers who have visited Ras Kutani, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs B from Belfast
Arrived on: 22-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Fabulous place to relax

After ten days of early morning starts on safari Ras Kutani is the perfect place to relax. Ideally situated overlooking a lagoon and the beach, one is lulled to sleep by the waves of the Indian Ocean. Nothing much to do but read, eat and sleep.

It was short flight, about 10 mins, from the domestic airport at Dar to the local strip for Ras Kutani, and then a short boat trip to the camp itself. You can do the trip by road, but I think flying in is well worth the extra.

Very relaxing environment, with welcoming and friendly staff and well managed by Simon who was very pleasant and friendly.

Our Banda looked out over small lagoon and the beach to the sea - it was very comfortable with a huge bed with mosquito net, a good dressing area with hanging and shelving for clothes etc. Twin hand basins and separate shower and flush toilet. Always plenty of hot water and very nice toiletries .. Good big fluffy towels.

The bandas are not all that private as you can see into those on either side of you. During our stay there were only 8 people there so it wasn't an issue but I'm sure if the camp was full it might be a different matter. There's a very nice verandah area with comfy chairs and hammocks overlooking, in our case, the lagoon.

Food was excellent, no complaints. Very varied and Simon arranged for the meals to be held in different locations within the complex which was a nice touch.

The location is a perfect place in which to unwind after a safari, there's not a lot to do, but that's what makes it the ideal place to relax. We understand
from Simon that the company which owns Ras Kutani, Selous Safari Company, have plans to close and renovate the whole camp. We would accept that the camp decor does need updating to some extent but by doing so, it might lose a lot of the charm that it currently enjoys. Something the company might want to consider.

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Dad from UK
Arrived on: 11-Feb-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ras Kutani review

Our stay there was very good. The lodge overlooking the lagoon was super. I enjoyed sitting on the verandah with binoculars and spotting kingfishers and heron in the early morning and seeing the fish eagles scanning the sea. We only had 2 nights and 1 day there which was too short. We should have had 3 nights there to really unwind and appreciate all the facilities.

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Mr RT from Sutton
Arrived on: 25-Jan-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Ras Kutani - January 2018

A lovely spot, right on the Indian Ocean. Fabulous service, great food, a great spot to relax.

The rooms are exceptional, huge beds, lovely bathrooms.

We had a great time and I hope to return one day.

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Mr & Mrs D from UK
Arrived on: 15-Jan-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A restful start to our safari

We had stayed at Ras Kutani two years before. It was even more delightful than we had remembered it. Very relaxing environment, with welcoming and friendly staff and well managed by Simon. Also excellent food. We only stayed for two nights but wished we had stayed longer.

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Lonely traveller from Bens
Arrived on: 11-Jan-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Sleep with the sound of the ocean...

The management do their best to make the place nice for all guests. This applies also for the staff.

The daily cleaning of the beach was a service that I estimated as I liked to walk long distances!

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Dr & Mrs S from Northants
Arrived on: 1-Jul-2017 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Restful Ras Kutani

After ten days of early morning starts on safari Ras Kutani is the perfect place to relax. Ideally situated overlooking a lagoon and the beach, one is lulled to sleep by the waves of the Indian Ocean. Nothing much to do but read eat and sleep.

As part of the same group as Jongomero, they have the same policy of separate dining. However the managers hold twice weekly cocktail parties and introduce all the guests to each other which keeps the atmosphere much more relaxed and friendly.

A highlight was a hatching of turtles from a nest down the beach. About 120 baby turtles bubbled up out of the sand and scuttled down to the sea.

The chef was celebrating 25 years at Ras Kutani and we have to say his food was probably the best of the whole holiday.

Transfer by air is well worth the extra cost.

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Drs from New Jersey
Arrived on: 27-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Nice restbit from 39 hours of travel

Stayed At Ras Kutani to recoup from 39 hours of travel from North America. It fit the bill and more.

Staff and management were friendly and professional. Food was excellent. Shoreline was beautiful and the night sky was the best in all of Tanzania. Ocean was a little rough for snorkeling but great for just a dip.

Geography around the beach was interesting at low tide. Wished I had visited the nearby village and taken the guidebook with me on the nature trail.

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Mr S & Ms W from UK
Arrived on: 3-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Ras Kutani review

Beautiful resort with helpful and very friendly staff.

Magical. Great rooms and tranquility.

I didnt expect to see so much wildlife here (huge monitor lizards, monkeys, up to 20 mongooses in a pack, bush babies, hilarious ghost crabs etc) so this was a real bonus.

The lagoon is excellent for a kayak trip or two.

Wonderful beach walks at low tide.

The 10 min trip flight to Ras is worth it. It is all part of the great experience.

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Mr & Mrs E from UK
Arrived on: 25-Feb-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Ras Kutani

Delightful location, just right for R & R after very busy two weeks.

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Mr & Mrs D from Winchester
Arrived on: 24-Feb-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Tanzanian the (very) Wet Season

We chose to be driven from the airport rather than fly - glad we do but it is quite a long journey on rough roads in a 2 wheel,drive vehicle - would not bother to repeat the exercise!

The journey was worth it Ras Kutani a delightful setting beside the sea and a fresh water lagoon with very nice well appointed bandas .

Our Banda looked out over the beach to the sea - it was very comfortable with a huge bed with mosquito net, a good dressing area with hanging and shelving for clothes etc. Twin hand basins andd separate shower and flush toilet. Always plenty of hot water and very nice toiletries .. Good big fluffy towels but ( just for information) did not supply face cloths which other lodges did.

The bandas were not very private and the very nice verandah are with comfy chairs and hammocks was open to view from the adjacent bandas as well as from the folk who were constantly at work in the gardens.

The food was very good and plentiful and the staff very pleasant - drinks are not included and are quite expensive. We sat in our travelling groups but there wasn't problem when we asked in another couple could sit with us.

I had an excellent massage.

we would return to Ras Kutani and would want a sea side Banda rather than one on the lagoon. We had the opportunity to visit a suite and question the value particularly as there is a long climb up the hill to reach them . The main advantage is the view and the price does include a stocked cool,box!

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