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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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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to stay or to visit for lunch as we did. The hosts are fantastic, the food great and well worth the trip by boat around the island of Lamu. Or you can do as we did in the past, walk the white sandy beach from Shela, aprox 2 and a half or so hours( 16km or so )of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can just confirm the good reviews written already. My top 3 of this place: 1. Food is amazing, healthy, tasty, plenty. I'm usually a picky eater and I was amazed every day at every meal. 2. The people. Dedicated staffs who love their job, they made our stay lovely. Behind happy staffs, there is always a nice owner ;),... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a child of Africa, and Africa is in my blood. It’s a drumbeat in my heart. I rejoice with my whole being at any chance to return. I was flabbergasted when my husband suggested we celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary in Kenya. He didn’t have to ask twice, and once plans were made for the care of our... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

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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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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