Ras Kutani

Reviews of Ras Kutani

Excellent(97%) From 87 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 87 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 P from London
Arrived on: 7-Mar-2019 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Ras Kutani review

Giulia and Simon were lovely hosts as were all the chaps working around the lodge. It is a great place to unwind after the full-on days while on safari.

Did the Lagoon walk both ways by way of exercise in addition to beach walks and pool and ocean swimming.

The food was fine with varying menus (Indian, Greek, Italian and Barbecue).

Having enjoyed dining communally at the safari camps, we’d have been happy to dine with other guests but unfortunately the other guests did not seem keen on being more sociable.

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Mr & Mrs H from Northwood
Arrived on: 4-Mar-2019 Stayed for: 7 nights
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The perfect wind down after safari

It was towards the end of the season when we arrived so it felt like the four of us had booked the whole place out. Ras Kutani is not a beach resort - thank goodness. It is a bush lodge on a very deserted stretch of coast backed by a lagoon. It is about as chilled and relaxed as you could wish for with the friendliest and most attentive staff. We were travelling with friends and had opted to have suites with private plunge pools. These are accessed by a winding sandy path and many steps. It is the only exercise you will get in this laid back environment which revolves around three full meals a day, so we think they are worth the extra. The other rooms looked very spacious as well. The lagoon rooms get good views but are maybe a little shy of natural light while the beach rooms ( I believe they are changing the nomenclature to 'garden' rooms) do not really have views or access to the beach.

Simon and Julia run the whole show with remarkable confidence and an ease which belies their youth.

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Mr & Mrs C from Wokingham
Arrived on: 17-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Ras Kutani review

Already written a review covering both stays [Ed: see below]

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Mr & Mrs C from Wokingham
Arrived on: 5-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Really nice R&R before and after safari

I've just written a lengthy tripadvisor review of Ras Kutani, so this will have to be brief. We really enjoyed our stay and it gave a great opportunity to snooze and rest whilst watching the world go by. Room, staff, service and food were lovely and the setting beside the lagoon and ocean was wonderful.

Roads to/from the airport are a real trial and the journey takes 2-3 hours, but thats not RKs fault!!! The chaotic road journey does give you a chance to see Tanzanians going about their lives, which you'd miss if you flew.

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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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