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Nairobi
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We spent 3 nights at Kizingo early in April - just us and our two kids (4 years and 9 months) and it was such a treat. Location is beautiful - we pretty much had the beach to ourselves, the food was absolutely delicious (and plentiful - we actually had to ask them to bring us less), the staff helpful...

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Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Kizingo is definitely a global rock star! It covers every dimension needed to experience joy: Food, service, adventures, relax, nature, social exchange, quietness. Dion and his team are experts in finding solutions to make their costumers feel good. Thank you for a magic experience full of surprises ;-)

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1Thank aamrein
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Wow, what to say...? Kizingo is truly a one of a kind kind of place. Located right on the beach, going to Kizingo is like stepping into another world! This truly special resort, has so much going for it. I will try and sum up some of the highlights: First of all, because it is pretty secluded, you basically feel...

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1Thank Petter M
Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

An amazing place lost in the nature with no noise but the sea. Beautiful bungalows infront of the sea. Fabulous staff and owner Dion. Delicious food even for vegetarians Heaven on earth. We will definitely come back !

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1Thank math1973
Reviewed 21 March 2016

This hotel will make you wish you had booked a one-way ticket. As soon as we left the airport terminal, we were met by Abdul and escorted directly onto a boat. The 45-minute trip to the southern tip of the island was past Lamu town - a small, sleepy town reminiscent of Stone Town – and mangrove forests. We arrived...

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1Thank Sharon Adelle G
New York City, New York
Reviewed 21 March 2016

One of the most amazing places I have ever been to! Dion and staff are lovely and gracious, and make guests super comfortable, meeting their every need. Extremely well-kept, simple, comfortable and stylish accommodations, with amazing service. The food was delicious (the best Ive had in Kenya!), and the special cocktails were a refreshing plus (Lamu Donkey recommended!). Snorkel tours,...

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1Thank Rebecca F
Managua, Nicaragua
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Since We arrived at Kizingo every single detail exceeded our expectations. The service, cleanliness, and quality of our visit was incredible. Dion, Alex and Sammy were terrific in explaining every detail about the hotel as well as the surroundings. It clearly shows that the team at Kizingo has what it takes to maintain their a top hotel reputation!! Thanks a...

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Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

Last month I took mum and dad to Africa for the first time, I decided to book them into kizingo for a week before we departed on mum's surprise birthday safari. I previously fell in love with kizingo when I stayed in 2014 and couldn't wait to treat mum by taking her too. Dion again was a wonderful host, whilst...

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Reviewed 16 March 2016

We were really looking forward to our stay, and whilst the advertising of the lodge was seafood - catch of the day, lobster, crab and prawns in the four nights (8 meals) we only got line fish, and once a starter of calamari. Although we kept asking for crab in particular, we never got anything else but fish. This is...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Situated on a remote western point of Lamu island is Kizingo, a set log framed, banana thatched houses where I decided to spend the week. An unparalleled island getaway, the camp is fronted by white sand beaches and backed by rolling dunes, speckled with scrub brush and palm trees. In the mornings, fishermen course their Dhows (Swahili sailing boats) for...

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  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kizingo is the ultimate 'no news, no shoes’ beach resort - a wonderful secluded and tranquil escape from the modern world. The lodge is situated at one end of a spectacular 12-kilometre beach that stretches from Kizingo (which means 'the point’ in Swahili) to the fashionable village of Shela. Kizingo has eight beautifully appointed bandas (thatched cottages), set well apart from each other. In the early morning you can enjoy tea in bed and watch fishing dhows tack south to Malindi.Guests can be as private or as social as they wish, opting to enjoy fine dining on the balcony of their banda or join other guests in the bar and the dining room with their magnficent views across the bay to mainland Kenya where giant baobab trees spread into the brilliant blue sky.Kizingo is owned and run by the van Aardt family, who were all born in Africa. Due to their long and close relationship with the local village, its chief leased them this stunning beachfront land to build a small resort that is both eco-friendly and very comfortable. Like all the best resorts in Kenya, Kizingo has a symbiotic relationship with the local village, an hour away on foot, and with farmers on the mainland who grow food and make furniture for the lodge.The swimming is excellent, both in the Indian Ocean and in the calm waters of the channel that separates Lamu from the mainland. For the more energetic there is a big choice of activities including a guided tour of historic Lamu Town, excellent snorkelling, the chance to swim with dolphins in the winter months and cycle rides to friendly African villages on the mainland. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kizingo

Address: P.O. Box 138, Lamu Island, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Lamu Island
Price Range: ₹ 11,579 - ₹ 20,433 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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Also Known As:
Kizingo Hotel Lamu Island
Kizingo Resort Lamu
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“8 gorgeous cottages close to the ocean. Barefoot luxury. If you are not that able on your feet it might be a hard walk.”
 of 5 bubbles B6178FZhelens, 18 Jan 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are great, but I had one down towards the point, which I found to be particularly private and quiet.”
  • My bungalow - pure bliss
 of 5 bubbles Crawhall, 16 Dec 2015 | Read review
“All the bandas seem equally perfect.”
 of 5 bubbles honesttraveller30, 5 Dec 2015 | Read review
“You really can't go wrong - the bandas seemed pretty similar to each other. Some are a closer walk to the dining room than others.”
 of 5 bubbles AdamK540, 26 Feb 2015 | Read review
“"There are only 8 bandas and all are excellent. But leave it up to Kizingo.... This is not a chain hotel. They genuinely care about your stay."”
  • View from the banda set back in the dunes...
  • Hammock or bed?
 of 5 bubbles 635patrickf, 5 Jan 2014 | Read review
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