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Doing or just done the bush? Well here's an idyllic beach accompaniment, just 15 minutes south of Dar es Salaam.

The Lodge is situated on a pristine white beach in a remote and underdeveloped area away from the crowds. It is the perfect place for a bit of barefoot luxury before or after a safari.

Accommodation is in nine spacious cottages, four suites and a family cottage. All of the rooms are self-contained, built from local materials and cleverly positioned along the slopes of a hill to offer maximum privacy and views across the Indian Ocean and fresh water lagoon. Each cottage is large and comfortably furnished, with an ensuite bathroom, private verandah and chill out area. The Suites are slightly bigger and have their own plunge pools, while the family room is perfect for a family of four.

The Ras Kutani chefs pride themselves on preparing the freshest 'fruit of the ocean' fare from the readily available local fish and crustaceans but for the non-fish eater there are plenty of alternative menu options. Elsewhere, the bar is open as late as necessary, and everywhere the service is laid back and understated.

Activities on offer include massages, swimming, boogie-boarding, kayaking, long walks on deserted beaches, nature walks through the indigenous forest and - in season - turtle watching.

Why We Love It
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Thanks to Ras Kutani's position on a beautiful lagoon, guests need not worry about the tides that mean at other hotels having to walk miles to reach the water at low tide.

Eleanor, Original Traveller

Itineraries that feature Ras Kutani

Best for: Couples, Honeymoons and Solo Travellers
Best of the West
A Tanzanian itinerary that gives you a little bit of everything this 12 day itinerary focuses on the wonders of the west. Start with game driving...
12 Days
From £6,165pp

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