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Kizingo

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P.O. Box 138, Lamu Island, Kenya
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food. The beach hut. The friendly service. This is Kizingo lodge and it is beyond amazing. I spent 3 wonderful nights here and have been thinking about it ever since. A piece of paradise and should not be missed. Great place to relax or enjoy some water sports. Do not miss swimming with the dolphins as Louis is a... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I was not staying here but nearby. However, we came to Kizingo each day for a cocktail or two. It was paradise! The beach is beautiful, the sea unavoidably inviting and I went on a boat trip of a lifetime with them- to swim with Dolphins. Mary Jo and Louis were incredibly welcoming. Thank you!

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

My wife and I stayed at Kizingo mid-February and were absolutely blown away. There is no doubt that this ranks among the best accommodation stays we've ever experienced. Everything from the setting (stunning, private beach on the Indian Ocean), the service (Louie, Maryjo and the staff), the food (often the fresh "catch of the day"), and the activities on offer... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

my husband and I wanted to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary somewhere special, and Kizingo certainly fitted that. The owners are so welcoming, and their staff were friendly, and anticipated our every need. It's the perfect place to unplug and enjoy the quiet. The Bandas are beautiful, the beach perfect and our highlight was swimming with the wild dolphins. A... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Staying at Kizingo with my husband on our honeymoon was an absolute highlight and we cannot say enough about Mary Jo, Louis, Sammy, Frederick, and all of the staff. The bandas are right on the beach and very spacious and open, but with hot showers, running water, etc. all the amenities you could want. The beds are big and comfy... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Just returned from my first trip to Kizingo and hope it's not my last. The location is stunning and the staff is incredibly warm and friendly. Kizingo is an ideal place for total relaxation and rejuvenation but there's plenty to do to mix it up during the days. During our stay, we swam with dolphins and snorkeled, visited Lamu town,... More 

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Kizingobay, Owner at Kizingo, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and for coming to spend your honeymoon with us on Lamu Island. It was wonderful to meet you both and we hope you will be back soon, Possibly that first anniversary :-) More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Kizingo always weaves its magic: I challenge anyone to resist its charms. The 12 km beach offers beauty and solitude- it's endlessly interesting in all its moods - fierce, gentle, low or high tide. And the lodge offers complete comfort and luxury - you are welcomed into the kizingo family so that you feel at home in paradise with delicious... More 

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Kizingobay, Owner at Kizingo, responded to this review

Balinda and Family thank you all for the wonderful review and for making Kizingo you second home. We always look forward to your visits. Hope to see you back here very soon! D More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

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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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

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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UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
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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