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P.O. Box 138, Lamu Island, Kenya
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Kizingo
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boston
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was just in Lamu this past week and it's a perfect time to visit - should you be worried about anything there's a major new (I think) US Navy base up the coast - so you're safe and will be more than welcomed (go now before the crowds go back) and if you're really lucky, you'll get a Banda... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm very late with this review - we went in February, but I wanted to help spread the word about this special place. MaryJo and Louis are proper hosts and have the rare ability to make you feel as if you are their personal guests - even our eleven year old. The staff were universally friendly, the food terrific, the... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We stayed at Kizingo in mid-August, during a period when some recent troubles on the mainland had unfortunately discouraged many tourists from visiting Lamu Island. What a tragedy for those who cancelled! If they had known what they would miss, they never would have stayed away. Kizingo is a step into a calm oasis. Each banda is perfectly situated near... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We were part of a wedding party, who spent 2 nights at Kizingo. It was the most amazing experience. the bandas were very spacious and well equipped (for a place so deserted) and the staff were extremely helpful. Long beautiful beaches, with no one around! Mary Jo and Deon were great hosts! I would love to go back!

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I love Kizingo! I've stayed here twice and will choose Kizingo EVERY time I return to Lamu! The banda cottages are well spaced for privacy, are very spacious, complete with comfortable bed, en-suite bathroom, and attached verandah with swinging bed! The food (mostly fresh seafood) is fantastic! If you want privacy and want to be away from it all with... More

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Mombasa, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Kizingo is one of those rare gems of a getaway that achieves “rustic meets luxury” perfectly. With its thatched-roof bandas nestled into the sand dunes, Kizingo has a low-key informality with 5-star food and service. Go prepared to eat and to eat very well. Their incredible chef prepares a multi-course feast for every meal. The emphasis is on seafood but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

What a lovely place this is, unspoilt, long beautiful sandy beaches and great swimming. The Kizingo owners Mary Jo and Louis are great hosts, friendly and good food. Afternoon tea bought to your beach hut after a few hours out beach combing is a very nice touch. We felt completely rejuvenated after a weekend there, from our busy lives in... More

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I stayed at Kizingo for 4 days between our Safaris in Kenya and Tanzania. We wanted a few days to relax and do absolutely nothing besides sit on the beach since the safaris had a fairly demanding schedule. When we arrived at Kizingo we were immediately greeted by Mary Jo and Louis, the resort owners, and given... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Kizingo is a little slice of heaven located at the southern end of Lamu Island. There are 8 bandas sympathetically positioned in low sand dunes right on the waters edge. The beach is truly spectacular, gorgeous white sand and clear warm blue waters.. spotted with amazing pink crabs. Most days we could count the number of other people we saw... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

The van aardts family run the most perfect beach hotel in the world....Kizingo has about 10 bandas located on the furthest tip of the stunning island of Lamu ,off the east coast of Kenya....your sense of wonder builds as you take the 1/2 hour speed boat trip from the cute little lamu airport on the mainland through the rare and... More

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Address: P.O. Box 138, Lamu Island, Kenya
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Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Lamu Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Kizingo Hotel Lamu Island
Kizingo Resort Lamu

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