Ras Kutani in Tanzania – Last Tropical, Coastal Forest
Ras Kutani lagoon – Tanzania
For an unforgettable getaway, consider Ras Kutani which is located on the undiscovered southern Tanzania coastline, 35 short kilometers south of Dar es Salaam.
Ras Kutani is truly a unique boutique beach retreat. This luxury property resides within 100 acres of lush tropical, coastal forest of Southern Tanzania. A stay Ras Kutani will provide you a rare opportunity to explore one of the most bio-diverse indigenous coastal forests in East Africa.
Ras Kutani lodge delivers stunning barefoot-luxury and a treasured hideaway for those seeking solace, luxury and tranquillity. The luxurious accommodations at Ras Kutani are made up of nine open-fronted spacious, charming cottages, each with en suite bathroom, large verandah with a covered sand floor, seating area, hammocks and views of the clear lagoon, beach and Indian Ocean.
Thanks to owner and keen conservationist, Charles Dobie, this idyllic forest has been saved, cultivated and is now continuously patrolled in order to protect it and retain its natural beauty.
The forest boasts 132 different species of trees, including mango trees (famous for their spectacular fruit) and the Marula tree (prized for its rich bounty of fruit, and the oil from the kernel, which is used to make moisturizer). Guests can enjoy watching the antics of four species of monkey, including the spectacular black- and- white colobus, as well as many species of birds, baboons, wild pigs, the elusive Civet Cats and other wildlife.
Available only at Ras Kutani, the From Tree To Tree self-guided tour steers guests through this eclectic ecosystem on a gentle, yet fascinating walk. The corresponding map highlights each point of interest along the walk from the wild custard apple shrubs to the African Breadfruit trees – where you’re most likely to find Sykes’ monkeys, yellow baboons, Blue Duiker and Giant African land snails!
Enjoy a seven night stay at Ras Kutani, followed by a three-night sophisticated safari experience at the boutique Selous Safari Camp from $5,611 per person (saving $1,400 per person). Valid for travel throughout June and July, the price includes international flights from various US airports, internal transfers, full board and most activities.