Reviews of Ras Kutani
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Delightful location, just right for R & R after very busy two weeks.Read more about the whole beach holiday
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!
Ras Kutani review
Great end to a safari experienceRead more about the whole beach holiday
Idyllic place to wind down after our safari.
We had hot and dry weather throughout the four days we spent at Ras Kutani. It is a beautiful place which feels very remote from the world, with a small freshwater lagoon and (in effect) a private and very large white sand beach overlooking the Indian Ocean. The sea water was remarkably warm, while the pool water was even warmer!
The lodge is very well managed by Leo and Frankie, who were very friendly and welcoming hosts. All the staff were also extremely friendly and helpful.
The food was excellent, particularly the buffet lunches.
Of the activities available, kayaking on the lagoon was fairly limited as was the snorkelling, but the swimming in the sea was very pleasurable, as was the pool. A visit to the local village was a particularly interesting experience, and the walk round the lagoon was informative and helped to work off a few calories!
Ras Kutani review
After eight days on safari we just wanted some rest and recuperation and this was the ideal place for it. Frankie and Leo are warm hosts who are very helpful. The huts are very well appointed with enormous beds and excellent showers. There are sand paths which do get very warm, but the lush growth between the spacious huts means that each has its own sense of privacy. There are beautiful view across the lagoon to the beach and the ocean and a pool which is great to lounge around.
The food is very good with a wide range of cocktails and a very attractive eating area which looks out over the ocean.
Massage is highly recommended.
Ras Kutani review
Great place to relax after a safari. Lovely and spacious lagoon cottage, with very wide beds. Excellent food, especially the breakfasts and lunches.
There are not that much activities going on at Ras Kutani, great for long and deserted beach walks and taking pictures of the monkeys. Learn to play the bao game as soon you get there (the staff is very willing to teach you), it is fun and adds to the laid-back atmosphere.
It was a good advice of EA to drive to Ras, it gives you a glimpse of the daily struggle that life is for most of the Tanzanians. Ok, it's a bit bumpy and there are some traffic jams, but you are heading for the beach and a cocktail, most of the people you'll see aren't...
A relaxing end to a great trip
A lovely way to wind down after a week of hectic safaris - the weather was hot, the cottages were spacious and comfortable with a great view of the lagoon and ocean, the beach was beautiful, the staff were friendly and the food was somewhere between good and excellent - what's not to like!
Well actually only the immense crashing waves that (due to the full moon) were so loud for an hour or two around high tide that it kept me awake! But seriously, it's a lovely little hideaway - we were shown to a different dining location under the stars every night, e.g. by the pool, on the jetty by the lagoon, on the beach (we declined this one as it was blowing a gale!) and on our last full day we were surprised with a romantic boat ride on the lagoon with a glass of wine thrown in, a complimentary pre-dinner cocktail on the beach, and a liqueur night-cap. Then they gave us the questionnaire!
If they were hoping to bribe us into a good review it didn't work - we were going to say it was great anyway!!
Ras Kutani review
Beautiful lagoon cottage with an amazing 8ft wide bed and a wonderful bathroom.
Stunning long beach, could walk for miles and largely deserted.lovely sea but a bit rough especially at high tide. Food was great especially lunches, healthy, largely vegetarian. Frankie and Leo were very supportive when my husband was sick and provided medication and cooked him plain alternative food.
I burnt my feet and when they saw how miserable I was on the last day they organised a sundowner cruse on the lagoon to cheer me up. In general it lived up to our expectation and we would recommend it and would return again.
Laid back, informal,wonderful beach
After 10 days of bumping along on dirt tracks, it was a joy to reach the Indian Ocean and get up when we wanted to!
The Management team were very helpful and discreet. Breakfasts and lunch were excellent, but dinner tended o be a bit of a hit and miss affair - on two occasions the meat was tough. The bandas were comfortable, especially the low-slung hammocks on the verandas.
The three mile white sand beach was a joy and gave us a much-need opportunity to walk - we hadn't quite appreciated how restrictive Safari life has to be in that regard. Staff very friendly and helpful.
Restful Ras Kutani
A lovely ending to our holiday. Peace and quiet by the ocean. Nothing to do but read eat and sleep. Marvellous.
The rooms were spacious and well designed cooled by the sea breeze. Food and service were first class. Leo and Frankie have created a very relaxing laid back environment which was perfect after a more hectic safari life.
The road transfer from Dar to Ras Kutani was slow and bumpy and we were delayed by an accident. Not really to be reccommended