Ras Kutani - Suites
In August 2006, The Selous Safari Company opened the suites. The four spacious and airy suites are appointed canopy-high on the hill, with sweeping views of the crescent bay and the jade waters of the Indian Ocean. Upepo is the Kiswahili word for breeze, each suite named after one of the prevailing winds that soothes this deserted stretch of the Swahili Coast, offering an idyllic sanctuary for the safari-weary traveller in search of tropical respite and castaway comfort. Set apart from the main lodge, perched amidst tropical forest on the hill behind, each suite comes with its own private areas and signature Sultan's bed.
Designed with an idiosyncratic twist on traditional building styles, the suites harnesses local materials to a contemporary African design that still remains eco-friendly in its casual luxury. Verandahs come bejewelled with a private dip pool against an infinity backdrop, the spacious interiors come with room to roam and, as ever with Ras Kutani, the Swahili Style comes with Swahili Smile.
The suites are the perfect place for honeymooners.
On top of the hill is also a family house, comprising two cottages, which is ideal for small families. The common area is a spacious open area with a stunning view over the ocean.