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"
The service was excellent and the place was managed well. Nothing was too much trouble.
I had a wonderful massage on my last day.
The flight from Dar only takes 10-15 minutes and we had the little plane to ourselves." See all these reviews: 12n in Tanzania
"Good post-safari relaxation @ Ras Kutani!"
Waking up in the morning to tea/coffee on the verandha was a nice beginning to the day - and we felt that we were having great lie-ins by getting up at 7am after the safari early starts!
The lagoon walk is well worth doing - but early in the day as it is very hot and humid under the canopy. We saw many birds, butterflies and monkeys - including colobus monkeys. We were quite lazy - which is great after a busy safari - and spent much of the time either on the verandha of the bungalow, on the beach or playing scrabble in the very comfortable lounging area. We occasionally did stir ourselves to walk along the beach which you can easily do in both directions.
The staff were very friendly and ensured that there was nothing we could want for - everything was taken care of and the only decision to make was 'Shall I have tea or coffee, beer or wine?'!!!" See all these reviews: 14n in Tanzania
"Ras Kutani review"
Addition good service was their offer, accepted, to check us in on line for our return BA flight." See all these reviews: 11n in Tanzania
"A beach to yourself at Ras Kutani"
Road transfer was interesting and quite quick but if you are not arriving on Sunday morning early, the transfer time through the Dar traffic can be quite extended.
The release of baby turtles while we were there was a surprise bonus which gave us a bit of a beach safari too." See all these reviews: 14n in Tanzania
"Perfect start to our honeymoon"
Despite being so chilled out there were things to do if you so wished - we had a mini kayak adventure on the lake and also visited the school in nearby Gomve village. Our guide, Baltizary, was excellent at pointing things out along the walk to get there, such as cashew nut trees, and gave us our first valuable introduction into speaking Swahili! Seeing the kids at school was a great experience and didn't feel at all touristy.
We particularly liked the way all the staff were treated as equals, the tipping method Ras use obviously works really well as we found everyone to be genuinely happy in going about their work, which was fantastic.
We loved Ras Kutani, and would definitely go back for longer!" See all these reviews: 8n in Tanzania; 6n in Zanzibar
"Ras Kutani review"
there was good service and the staff well trained
only drawbacks (perhaps out of their control) were that you had to request for the hot water to be turned on in the morning (and they forgot or the hot water was all used up by our neighbour on our first full day their) as well as lights going out after the last person had left the bar i.e. no electricity during the day." See all these reviews: 13n in Zanzibar; 6n in Tanzania
Like in many bush camps, Ras Kutani’s diesel generator is not kept on 24-hours every day. Instead it’s switched off an hour after the last person has gone to bed, and then on again for a short period in the morning. This keeps noise and energy use to a sensible minimum. Each guest is also provided with a torch when they check in, and there are times when guests can charge batteries, cell phones etc.
There’s a valuable general point here – that even African camps which have generators will often not run them all the time, and visitors do need to be aware of this when travelling to Africa.
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The Tides Lodge is a pleasant, small barefoot beach lodge in a quiet location on the coast north of Dar es Salaam.