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Kizingo

P.O. Box 138, Lamu Island, Kenya
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just back from my 6th visit to Kizingo and I can honestly say it is as wonderful as ever, perhaps even better with few tourists so the beach is almost your own. It is the most rejuvenating and relaxing place I have ever been to, combined with great service and the most gorgeous, friendly staff to look after every whim.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

just returned from 10 days - as wonderful as ever - hard to return to reality. Mary Jo and Louis and the staff were as welcoming as ever, the dolphins were playful, the sea clear and the beach so beautiful.. The Ultimate No news no shoes..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

To anyone considering a trip to Lamu Island, or Kenya for that matter, or Africa for that matter, ensure you visit Kizingo. I've just spent the most blissful week in one of Kizingo's beautiful beach Banda's, being looked after by the fabulous Dion & his team who think of everything you need before you've even thought of it yourself. If... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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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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
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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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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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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
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Also Known As:
Kizingo Hotel Lamu Island
Kizingo Resort Lamu

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