Relaxation and tranquility on the east coast of Tanzania

Ras Kutani is an idyllic paradise, 30 km south of Dar es Salaam.

A stunning white sand beach, a sweetwater lagoon and hardly any tourism.

  • Surface 2 km2
  • Inhabitants 0
  • spring rain season April & May
  • fall rain season November

About Ras Kutani

Ras Kutani lies between the deserted shores of the Indian Ocean and the quiet coves of a sweetwater lagoon, creating a barefoot paradise.

Culture and products in Ras Kutani

Only 30 km south of the bustling metropolis of Dar es Salaam is a little paradise.

No other people than a few tourists and the necessary staff are living in Ras Kutani.

This secluded Cape, about 30 km south of Dar es Salaam, is a haven of tropical-island style without leaving the mainland.

Ras Kutani doesn’t produce its own products.

There are possibilities for snorkeling, but there are no possibilities for diving.

Climate & season

Ras Kutani has a tropical climate and is an alluring destination all year round.

April and May:
There is a higher chance of rain. This essentially means a tropical shower in the morning and sometimes at night. The temperatures are pleasant (30 degrees).

June to October:
This is the “cool” period in Ras Kutani. The temperature has fallen slightly to an average of 28 degrees during the day.

November to December:
Precipitation varies and the temperature slightly rises.

December to February:
This is the hottest period of the year (33 degrees during the day).

Interesting facts

1. From July to October, you can witness the awesome humpback whales that migrate along Ras Kutani.


Ras Kutani is made of infinite pieces of creamy white sand – only interrupted by a single footprint – and the rippling of the cool blue waves. The emphasis is on pure relaxation …


As a guest of Ras Kutani, you can use the kayaks to explore the calm sweetwater lagoon. There are also boogie boards available for surfing and you can try a game of beach volleyball or petanque.
In addition, Ras Kutani offers you snorkeling gear to explore The Chyko’s shipwreck and to spot the strikingly colored fish and ingenious corals.


The coastal forest behind the camp is best to be explored in the morning. The forest has more than 132 different types of trees and a colourful series of ray-winged butterflies.
You can also enjoy the antics of four types of monkeys, including the spectacular black and white colobus.


Every year the green turtles return to the secluded beaches of Ras Kutani to lay their eggs. This is your chance to see the miracle of baby turtles crawling out of their eggs making their first trip to the ocean.
You shouldn’t miss this endearing and humbling experience.

Animals in the area

In Ras Kutani, breathtakingly beautiful water birds reside around the lagoon, turtles lay their eggs and swim humpback whales.

Common animals include various species of birds, monkeys, turtles, and tropical fish.

Dieren overzicht Ras Kutani

  • Black and white colobus monkey
  • Diverse bird species
  • Dolphin
  • Green sea turtle
  • Humpback whale
  • Tropical fish

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Stay in Ras Kutani

Looking for pure relaxation on bare feet?

Ras Kutani is the perfect place for you to retreat after an adventurous safari and fully relax in blissful luxury.