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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2013

In most cases if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. However, there is an exception to every rule - Kizingo is it! Seriously!! A truly magical place. Not only can you relax on your veranda, overlooking the Indian Ocean, in the heat of the day, with a steady breeze while being rocked off to sleep. But...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2013

We have stayed at Kizingo several times now and will be going back again! Although we are lucky enough to travel to many corners of the world, this is by far the most relaxing. The owners (MaryJo, Louis and Dion) are so laid back and accommodating, and you want for nothing. The staff are always smiling. The 'rooms' are huge,...

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2Thank Bas U
Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 October 2013

Stayed on my own for a few days R+R. Beautiful rooms on a private beach. Super friendly and entertaining hosts, great staff and the food was gorgeous. Definitely a quiet place to chill out but plenty to do if you're feeling active... easy to get a boat to Lamu town or sea kayak around the mangroves. Really enjoyed it, loved...

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Thank Heather D
Cirencester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 September 2013

Wow, what an incredible place! Stunningly beautiful, incredible hosts, superb food, fantastic bandas, a proper treat! There's nothing too much trouble for the hosts, who work as hard as their wonderful staff. Only complaint is that it's too relaxing!

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Thank Andy H
Newark, New Jersey, United States
Reviewed 22 September 2013

After a few days in Nairobi we traveled to Kizingo, Kipigani resort. It's paradise! Peaceful mangrove trees surround you as you enjoy a warm, friendly, private and paradise. On top of that the staff are wonderful company when YOU want it and perfectly discreet when you want privacy. The food is delicious and you can go at your own pace...

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Thank Neil M
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 April 2013

My family and I had just been on a trip to the Amu Ranch. After a long and early morning, by late afternoon, we were ready for a relaxed quiet meal. We were warmly received by the wonderful proprietor Dion. The cool drinks we were met with quenched our dry throats and settled our safari shaken bodies. Kizingo is so...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 March 2013

Just back from our second trip to Kizingo and we wonder why it has taken us 6 years to return. It was as we remembered it, picture perfect, warm, friendly, private and stunningly beautiful. On top of that the staff are wonderful company when YOU want it and perfectly discreet when you want privacy. The food is delicious and portion...

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Thank MartinMilton
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 24 February 2013

Kizingo is our favourite bit of beach in all of Kenya: and this little lodge is such a gem. It has every comfort you could want or need but is not pretentious or over-priced, it just does what it does extremely well: blue seas, warm white sand, unadulterated nature, peace and quiet. If you can get yourself off your hanging...

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Thank salmwood
Reviewed 16 February 2013

My third but most definitely not my last visit to Kizingo was full of amazing experiences as always, the van Aardt family and their fantastic staff provide luxury and relaxation in equal measures. Food is always superb and all my son's veggie needs were catered for perfectly. The beach is as beautiful as ever and I challenge anyone to find...

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1Thank Belinda G
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 February 2013

We have just spent 7 wonderful days at Kizingo - our 5th visit. We couldn't go last year because of the so called threat from pirates - don't believe it! There is no threat, no problems apart from the fact that the island and beaches are empty of tourists. Now is an ideal time to visit as it is so...

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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: $319 - $324 (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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“great kiting conditions”
IvariJ, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The bands are beautifully located in the middle of the sand dunes close to the beach”
U6154QWpatrickm, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
“8 gorgeous cottages close to the ocean. Barefoot luxury. If you are not that able on your feet it might be a hard walk.”
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.”
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Crawhall, 16 Dec 2015 | Read review
“All the bandas seem equally perfect.”
honesttraveller30, 5 Dec 2015 | Read review
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