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P.O. Box 138, Lamu Island, Kenya
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 1 week ago

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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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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21 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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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
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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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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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