I can't say enough about RK that would explain how good I thought this was.
We spent 5 nights here - and I was worried about spending so long in a location without aircon and with 'nothing to entertain me'. How wrong could I be!
We stayed in suite 3. The accomodation was fantastic. Huge - and I mean huge - bed. Big bedroom....massive bathroom....outdoor breakfast terrace....leading to huge outdoor (but covered) day bed....leading to a private sunbathing area....beside a private plunge pool. All totally isolated from either the hotel or the other cottages.
With only 15 cottages and suites, even if it was full it would be quiet. (Particularly since there are restrictions on children).
There's nothing to do of course.....no tv...no aircon...no pool table....no music...in face there's only a couple of hours of power to the electricity sockets each day! So, all we could do was nothing!
Just eat - the food was fantastic.
Lounge....our private area was lovely....the beach was fantatstic....pretty much all our own...the pool area was very comfortable too.
Wander - to the local villages - phenomenally interesting. Hard to believe that they'll interupt school lessons so you can go and see what they are learning in school! And theres a lot of pride over the new local health centre...who'd have thought this would constitute "sight-seeing". But how incredibly interesting! (It is really important to try to understand how other people, in different cultures, live).
In shor, I'm not sure where our 5 nights went, and I seriously wish it had been longer!.
Tips? If you want to see local life - get out! In fact drive to the hotel instead of flying. Its much cheaper and you get to see life as you travel. the flight is expensive and only 10 minutes....but you miss so much.
The food is very much seafood. I'm not a huge seafood fan, but I did love this. Have to admit 5 nights was slightly too much on the fish front though and I was desperate for a burger when I got back to Dar! (They did say you only had to ask if you weren't wanting their what they offered).
The resort is owned by Selous Safari company - and they are a fantastic company - we travelled to their camps in Selous and Ruaha 5 years ago - and the quality of RK matched our expectation.
It was very popular with honeymoon couples though...and it therefore made me feel quite old!
From now on - no modern a/c hotel for me...this probably cost more....but it was worth it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This beach destination in Africa offers the visitor that increasingly rare commodity - long stretches of pristine deserted beaches, warm blue seas and an opportunity to experience the peace and tranquility long since swamped by overcrowding in more publicized tropical resorts. The setting ensures that feeling of being on one's own tropical island. The lodge is flanked by a fresh water lagoon abutting onto a coastal forest, which spills to the edge of the unspoilt and undeveloped beach. Accommodation is in nine spacious, charming cottages constructed of natural, local materials that harmonise perfectly with the wonderful surroundings. On top of the hill we have also four suites and a family house all with stunning views. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ras Kutani Hotel Kutani
- Ras Kutani Dar Es Salaam
- Ras Kutani Tanzania - Dar Es Salaam