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Kizingo

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P.O. Box 138, Lamu Island, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've heard about Kizingo for a few years now and at long last I stayed there for 3 nights at the beginning of January 2016. It is the most special place - it's exclusive and affordable, Mary Jo and her staff are warm and welcoming, the food is delicious, everyone at Kzingo is so relaxed but behind the scenes they... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for 2 nights over new years eve as part of our honeymoon. REALLY wish that we would have stayed longer. Mary Jo and her family and staff were so unbelievably welcoming the entire time we were there. It truly felt as though we were asked to join in on a family celebration, and we couldn't have been happier. The... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I had heard about Kizingo for a while and followed the posts on Instagram. I had good memories of Lamu Island but had not been back in decades. With a trip to Nairobi I decided it was time to go see this fabled destination. I was not disappointed - what a delight, a magical and restorative destination. Kizingo is an... More 

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Thank Crawhall
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

I came here in September 2015 with my wife for our honeymoon. There is no place quite like Kizingo. It's situated on the most beautiful sand dunes overlooking pristine beach. This is the ultimate place to completely switch off from typical life. The only sounds you can hear are the sea lapping soothingly and the odd tweet from birds and... More 

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Thank honesttraveller30
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

This is the second time we've been back to this wonderful paradise, one hour flight and a boat ride from Nairobi. Peaceful, secluded beach paradise, with wonderful hospitality from Louis and Alex and a great bunch of guests! Stellar cooking from the chef - ginger crab, fish curry - out of this world. And all this after walking on Miles... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

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 July 29, 2015 via mobile

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 July 27, 2015 via mobile

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 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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