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Twiga Lodge

Tiwi Beach, Mombasa, Kenya
Twiga Lodge
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights, and were smitten by the quiet beach front location, as the photos suggest. We stayed in a twin room, balcony overlooking the sea, had cold beers from the bar.. Which were the (equally) cheapest beer we had here. Margaret and the staff were attentive, fish meals were excellent too. She also helped out with... More 

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Leicester
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This place was recommended to me by a local dive centre owner as an alternative to the all inclusive hotels in the area. It slightly off the beaten track but is in a fabulous location by the beach. The view from my balcony was idyllic. The hotel is owned by a very nice lady, Margaret, who purchased it from it's... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I was astounded to find this place on Trip Advisor. The last time I stayed there was 1980, and sorry trip advisor did not have a date that old for me to select.. This was a not well known among the genteel tourist crowd, but it had an almost mystical word of mouth status as an, exotic hangout for backpackers,... More 

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jinja
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Stayed on the campsite with my own overland truck for three months and loved the place. Played cast away on a diet of fish and coco nuts.Swimming and looking for sea shells. Reading books.Love the place because there is nothing.

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

This campsite has the most idyllic setting on a piece of untouched paradise. Complete peace and quiet and such nice friendly locals. It has basic facilities which consist of toilets, showers, bar and restaurant. What more does one need? Just pitch your tent (or VW camper in our case) and relax and enjoy the daily comings and goings of the... More 

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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

The best thing about the twiga is the location. Beach is the most beautiful and quiet. Perfect place to relax. Prices of the rooms are too high copared to their quality. Towels were very dirty and in the shower water came really slow. We stayed both budget room and superior room. Buget room was 3000 ksh and the superior (included... More 

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Kisumu, Kenya
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

We recently stayed at Twiga Lodge during an ulitmate frisbee tournament and had a horrible experience. Checking into the lodge we were not expecting the greatest of aminities but were still shocked by the lack of basic necesities. Our room was one of the beach views but definitly not worth the upgrade as the electricity frequently went out during the... More 

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Fort Portal, Uganda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

Imagine the view when you pitch your tent right on the beach next to a palm tree. It is kind of windy so be sure to bring a strong tent, or rent one from the lodge. Showers and toilets are basic but ok. For only 300 KSh per person per night you can't expect much more. Talk nicely to the... More 

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surrey, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

Tiwi is one of the most beauiful beaches inthe world and definately Southern Coast Kenya. Tiwi is 20 minutes off the main road South of Mombassa's Likoni ferry but dont let that put you off Twiga has been there for over 30 years. The current manager, Margaret for 25 years. The camp site is basic - I stayed there 6... More 

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Mombasa, Kenya
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2011

Twiga Lodge aka Tiwi Beach camping is a amazing camping spot! Having a car is a must - unless you fancy a 4km walk from the main road. It's Only a short drive from Mombasa (45min to an hour) and a 20min drive down a nice and rugged dirt road - it's very well signed posted, so you won't get... More 

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