Ras Kutani Lodge

Set on a crescent of white sandy beach, flanked by a freshwater lagoon and a coastal forest, approximately 35km south of Dar es Salaam is Ras Kutani Lodge. Ras Kutani is an idyllic beach getaway located on the tranquil Indian Ocean. Home to a scattered, well-appointed cluster of bandas, peace and tranquillity is assured. Long stretches of pristine beach and warm blue seas offer romantic hideaways and total relaxation after the excitement of a bush safari.


10 min by light aircraft from Dar es Salaam to Ras Kutani private airstrip. 45 minutes drive by road (plus local ferry crossing).


  • Ras Kutani provides an escape from the hustle and bustle, a dreamy environment for guests to relax on their private bamboo verandah, in the bar, or on the beach - it is one of Tanzania's finest beach retreats.
  • The setting ensures that feeling of being on one's own tropical island.
  • The hotel is flanked by a fresh water lagoon abutting onto a coastal forest, which spills to the edge of the unspoilt and undeveloped beach.


Facilities available at Ras Kutani Lodge include a Dining and lounge area.


Activities available at Ras Kutani Lodge include massage and wellness treatments, body boarding, surfing, snorkeling or exploring the fresh water lagoon on a kayak. Also on offer are nature walks through the indigenous coastal forest, or along the pristine shore and guided walks to local inland or fishing villages along the coast (subject to tides). Deep sea fishing and horse riding are also available.

Meal Basis

Full Board and Fully Inclusive.

Child Policy

Children are welcome at Ras Kutani.


Ras Kutani Lodge offers 9 en-suite cottages including a veranda with Swahili daybeds and hammocks. There are also 4 large suites appointed canopy-high on the hills with sweeping views and private plunge pools.

Ras Kutani has been rated 5 star rating from 3 reviews

Honeymoon to Tanzania during June 2012

Review of Ras Kutani

The place was perfect for us as we wanted 3 days of chill out to start the honeymoon and thats exactly what we got. Cottage was great, huge bed, very natural feel to the place - perfect for relaxing. Food was really good and loads of it. Staff were exceptional all of them took time to speak to you and get to know you. Turtles were being hatched first afternoon we were there - amazing sight. We had dinner on the beach and a dinner on the pontoon over the lagoon beautiful. Only downside - couple of their cocktails not quite up to scratch and the snorkelling off the reef/beach was dire - vis was less than 2 feet! Good bodyboarding though.


Andy & Lisa BrownlieRated...5 Stars

Honeymoon to Tanzania during June 2012

Review of Ras Kutani

Ras Kutani was intended as a small bonus of respite and very much the least expensive aspect of our honeymoon. That all said, we were in absolute awe and amazement of how incredible it was. The service was second to none, the food to die for and the range of activities were fantastic. Given the relatively low costs involved, we would without a doubt recommend Ras Kutani to anyone visiting Tanzania and looking for some relaxation time. The only change we would have made in hindsight would have been to upgrade to fully inclusive as the drinks inclusions for this were far greater than one would normally expect. That said, the drinks prices were still very fair, and fruit juice and tea and coffee were complimentary.


Mr & Mrs NurseRated...5 Stars

Holiday to Tanzania during June 2011

Review of Ras Kutani

Beautiful Beach and friendly staff!


AnonymousRated...5 Stars

Customer Review

Family Holiday to Tanzania during July 2014

Customer Review

We had a wonderful trip. The safari was fantastic and our stay at the The Residence Zanzibar was definitely a major highlight of the trip.

Rated... 5stars



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