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

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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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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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I read a message in Kizingo's guestbook before I left... "Considered getting lost here but probably everyday life would come looking for me"... Maybe every day life does call one back. But for those few days we were truly lost to the modern world. This place is paradise. By way of everything from the true-to-Africa banda to the fresh, fresh... More

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Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Kizingo is a beautiful place, set in the sand dunes on the beach at the far end of Lamu island. Food, service and ambience are all perfect. The best possible reason for staying at Kizingo is to go out dolphin spotting. They know how to do this better than anyone and Louis will show you what to do to get... 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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Kizingo Hotel Lamu Island
Kizingo Resort Lamu

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