Major city hotel, beach resort, cultural centre and historic destination
Ras Kutani , only 35km from the bustling city of Dar es Salaam, is an Indian Ocean beach resort pure and simple. Accommodation is in charmingly rustic beach chalets, widely spaced and scenically placed. Washed by the clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean and hushed by the sound of waves and rustling palms, Ras Kutani is all about relaxation and the enjoyment of an infinitely slower pace of life.
As to activities, The Ras Kutani offers shaded parasols, beach loungers, hammocks and fabulous snorkelling - including a wreck just off the beach. There is also: sailing, kayaks, boogie boards, laser sailing windsurfing, snorkelling, deep-sea fishing or fishing at the fresh water lagoon), nature walks through the indigenous coastal forest and along the pristine shore, or guided walks inland, or to the local fishing village.
Dar es Salaam City, Tanzania
Dar es Salaam (meaning ‘Haven of Peace'), is the largest city in Tanzania (population estimated at 4 million), the third-fastest-growing city in Africa and the ninth-fastest- growing in the world. Though Dar es Salaam lost its official status as Tanzania's capital city to Dodoma in 1973, it remains the centre of the permanent central government bureaucracy and continues to serve as the capital for the surrounding Dar es Salaam Region. Dar offers a huge variety of city hotel accommodation options. As well as the central city hotel choices, many other beachside city hotel resorts are offered on the southern and northern beaches. Most city hotel hotels have regular discos or live music, especially at the weekends; as do the majority of bars.
Dar es Salaam city hotel location
The Ras Kutani lies just 35 km south of the port of Dar es Salaam, which lies on the Tanzanian coast of East Africa. Tanzania's main airport is located in Dar es Salaam, Julius Nyerere International, which is 10 km from Dar es Salaam city center and 20 km from the Msasani Peninsula.
When to go to Ras Kutani
This city hotel can be visited at any time of year. Situated close to the equator and the warm Indian Ocean, Dar es Salaam experiences generally tropical climatic conditions, typified by hot and humid weather throughout much of the year. Annual rainfall is approximately 1,100mm (43 in) per annum and in a normal year there are two distinct rainy seasons, 'the Tanzania long rains' which fall during April and May, and 'the Tanzania short rains' - during October and November.
What to see in Dar es Salaam
Dar, as it is popularly known, is full of historical buildings, many of which date back to German and British colonial times. Spanning two sweeps of bay, looking out over the Indian Ocean, Dar es Salaam is relaxed in atmosphere and can easily be navigated on foot (the guided city tour takes around 2 hours).
Accommodation at Ras Kutani
Ras Kutani - a city beach resort - offers 12 ‘bandas' (simple palm-thatched beach chalets) all with magnificent Indian ocean views. Linked by palm-fringed paths that wind through the indigenous coastal forest, each chalet offers its own large veranda with comfortable sofas and hammocks.
The large bedroom features a draped four-poster bed, while the floors are covered in palm matting made in the local village. Brightly coloured cotton kangas (traditional wraps) are used for the soft-furnishings. On the veranda a basket is already packed for the beach, with towels, hats etc. Room service is via a flag hoisted on the roof. The Ras Kutani also offers a two-bed roomed cottage with central lounge area: ideal for families.
Dining and bars at Ras Kutani
Though there is no dress code, and though most guests arrive in the dining room casually wrapped in a beach sarong, the generous buffet lunch is served in considerable style. In the evening, dining is ‘silver service' and served in the magnificent open-sided sea-breeze-cooled restaurant.
Conference and event facilities at Ras Kutani
This Tanzania city hotel does not offer specific conference facilities but will be happy to quote for small meetings and social gatherings. Tanzania city hotel incentives can also be arranged in Dar es Salaam or on the surrounding northern Tanzania safari circuit.
Weddings and honeymoons at Ras Kutani
This Tanzania city hotel makes an ideal Tanzania wedding destination.
Child-friendly facilities at Ras Kutani
This Tanzania city hotel welcomes children and will be pleased to supply additional beds. The Ras Kutani also offers a two-bed roomed cottage with central lounge area: ideal for families
What to do and see at this city hotel
The Ras Kutani offers shaded parasols, beach loungers, hammocks and fabulous snorkelling - including a wreck just off the beach. There is also: sailing, kayaks, boogie boards, laser sailing windsurfing, snorkelling, deep-sea fishing or fishing at the fresh water lagoon), nature walks through the indigenous coastal forest and along the pristine shore, or guided walks inland, or to the local fishing village.
Dar es Salaam offers its own Yacht Club on the Msasani Peninsula, while the Gymkhana on Gymkhana Road offers tennis courts and golf. Most city hotel options offer swimming pools, tennis, squash and more. There are also a number of dive schools and water sports centres.
Ras Kutani - Dar es Salaam • Tanzania City Hotels & Beach Resorts
To enquire about booking this Tanzania city hotel & beach resort, please Contact Us!