Tanzania : The Coast
The coastal areas and islands of Tanzania are still blissfully under developed and there are a few high quality lodges in remote and unspoilt areas.
Ras Kutani is a luxury beach lodge in a stunning seafront location, and the perfect place to wash off the dust after safari. Hidden from the rest of the world by a tropical forest alive with monkeys, it has 12 reed-and-thatch cottages and four new luxury suites each with hammocks laden with cushions on the veranda. The cottages are simply and stylishly decorated, and all have huge beds and en suite showers. There are also four lovely new luxury suites on the hillside with a private dip pool and infinity views. Sandy paths wind down to the long stretch of pristine beach, which is quiet and peaceful in the absence of motorised watersports. The emphasis at Ras Kutani is on relaxation, but you can also explore the forest with its colobus monkeys and exotic butterflies or canter along the beach on horseback, and the trade winds make it a great place for sailing, windsurfing and boogie boarding. Ras Kutani is the ultimate beach experience and the food here is outstanding, with lots of seafood and fresh salads.
The Tides is a luxury beach lodge overlooking the Indian Ocean, with seven simply decorated cottages and two suites. The easy pace and idyllic beach make this a lovely place to unwind after your safari. The bar, which serves exotic cocktails and ice cold beers, leads directly onto the beach, and the restaurant serves wonderful seafood brought in fresh by the dhows every day. As well as soaking up the sun and relaxing on the beach or by the pool, from the lodge you can snorkel, scuba dive, go big game fishing, hire bikes, walk to the village or go on a historical walking tour.
A fabulous place to relax for a week. Definitely worth visiting the local village and snorkelling was amazing.”
Caroline and Mike, Derby