Ras Kutani Mainland coast, Tanzania, Tanzania

A mere 25km south of the bustling metropolis of Dar es Salaam lies a slice of paradise. From the breathtaking views from the private hillside suites, down through the rustling palm trees, to the beachfront cottages, overlooking the warms waters of the Indian Ocean, is paradise personified: the perfect secluded beach retreat on the Swahili coast.


Ras Kutani


Constructed from locally sustainable natural materials, the accommodation blends seamlessly into Ras Kutani’s exquisite environment, offering al fresco luxury living with a Swahili twist. The nine beach cottages are scattered on either side of the main building, all with ocean views and gentle breezes. Under the thatch, a spacious veranda unfurls with comfortable kikoi seating and lazy-making hammocks. The hard wood shutters lead through to the beautifully decorated interiors; the majestic double bed and fan surrounded by a billowing mosquito net and on to the generous ensuite bathroom.

There are also 4 private suites tucked away on the hillside all with ocean views if you are looking for a bit more luxury. There is also a private house, Hill House, perfectly suited for large groups of friends or a family.


As well as relaxing, either in yout terrace hammock or by the pool, there are also many watersports to enjoy. You can boogie board or go kayaking on the fresh water lagoon. There is snorkeling to look at the marine life or a nearby wreck.

With over 132 sprecies of tree in the forest, as well as three types of monkey including the colobus, there is the option to walk in the cool of morning and evening. Its also possible to see the hatching of the green turtles on the secluded beach.

Safaris featuring this property

12 days
From £ 5250
Southern Parks - Selous & Ruaha Safari with Swahili Coast

A fabulous 6 night all inclusive fly-in safari to Selous and Ruaha, followed by a relaxing beach break on the Indian Ocean coast

9 days
From £ 3565
Southern Parks - Selous Safari & Swahili Coast

Combine a safari in Selous, one of the largest game reserves in Africa, with a stay at idyllic Ras Kutani on the Indian Ocean.

13 days
From £ 7470
Wings over Southern Tanzania

A fly-in lodge safari visiting Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha National Park finishing with a barefoot beach retreat on the Indian Ocean