Reviews of Ras Kutani
Wildlife sightings and reviews
88 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Ras Kutani and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Ras Kutani review"
Alice in the Spa was a real joy - wonderful aromatherapy massage for us both and a scrub for Jude.
The food was very tasty but, as usual in Africa, there was too much! Good efforts were made to accommodate Jude's "dairy free" requirements.
The one frustration was the performance of the wifi - it didn't! Don't get me wrong - I didn't need wifi although others appeared to be glued to their phones etc, but when it is available but doesn't work, there's an element of frustration - but it was miniscule." See all these reviews: 18n in Tanzania; 1n in Kenya
"Secluded African beach lodge"
The staff/service was excellent and the food was of a consistently high standard. We made three recommendations while we were there and every one was fulfilled within hours! As you will see from our Tripadvisor report (nandph) we felt that our room number nine on the lagoon was the best except for new/full moons when it was impossible to sleep because of the frogs.
The only personal complaint we had was that the loungers around the pool were not conducive to relaxing/reading in the afternoon as you could only lie on them and not raise them so we had to retire to our room." See all these reviews: 10n in Tanzania; 3n in Zanzibar; 1n in Kenya
"Great place to start your honeymoon"
Not too many guests when we visited so it was very peaceful and the stretch of beach was quiet. Food was excellent and we had a nice range of meals - including dinner on the beach which was such a nice honeymoon experience." See all these reviews: 7n in Tanzania; 7n in Zanzibar
"Great for short break"
A very quiet time of the year to visit which suited our group perfectly." See all these reviews: 11n in Tanzania
"Great place to relax before or after safari."
The rooms were very comfortable and clean and we thoroughly enjoyed our 3 nights here. We were sad to leave even though we were off on safari. We would recommend Ras Kutani unreservedly and it made a lovely alternative to staying overnight in Dar." See all these reviews: 17n in Tanzania
"Ras Kutani beach"
However our main gripe was that having arrived at the camp at around 16.00 hours we read that we had to vacate our rooms by 10.00 on the second day, although we had paid for two nights full board, we did not consider that 36 hours equated to two days and I made my point quite forcibly to Dave the manager, who said we should have paid extra if we wanted to keep our room until 17.30 when were due to leave. Eventually we were allowed to have another tent for the day, but I think this is something that Expert Africa needs to address, either by ensuring that your clients have a secure tent where their luggage can be kept, and where they can shower and change before departing, or offering this as an extra." See all these reviews: 11n in Tanzania
"A great start"
Waited rather too long (1.5 hours) for suite to be ready, guests arriving after us went directly to their accommodation, no information in the interim.
Other than above we were looked after very well in terms of suite, restaurant and beach facilities.
Very pleased we began the trip with this 3 night introduction we don't think RK suitable for more than a 3 night stay due to its relative isolation.
We particularly liked the self service meals." See all these reviews: 10n in Tanzania
"Ras Kutani: perfect paradise"
The decor is most attractive, the food and facilities excellent, and we found it the perfect paradise. The service is friendly and first class, and the manager and assistants delightful." See all these reviews: 9n in Tanzania
"A Relaxing Finale!"
We emerged from the plane to a smiley man called Swedy who drove us a short distance to a small boat on the lagoon. We were then rowed across to where David and his staff were ready to welcome us onto the beach - a great introduction to this mainland retreat.
During our stay David and his staff were on hand to cater for all our needs in a professional but relaxed manner. The food was excellent and one evening we enjoyed a Swahili style BBQ! Our accommodation was spacious and amazing and overlooked the ocean. We also had inquisitive monkeys in the grounds who seemed to keep a close eye on us whenever tea and biscuits were around. However, a clap of the hands kept them at bay, although they did make great photographic models! All in all the perfect place to stay if you just want to put your feet up." See all these reviews: 9n in Tanzania
"An oasis of calm at Ras Kutani"
However a very relaxing stay, excellent food and service was great." See all these reviews: 7n in Tanzania
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