My husband and I recently visited Kizingo during a 3 week stay in Kenya. We traveled the country and saw many wonderful things while we were in Kenya but Kizingo was definitely a highlight. When we walked into our Banda, I was pleasantly surprised about the size and the beauty of the room. While the amenities were great, what really makes this resort unique is the quality of the service. Mary Jo, Louis, Dion and the complete staff were a pleasure to be around and excellent hosts. We unfortunately were there after a security scare on the Kenyan coast but never felt uneasy or afraid about our safety on the island. If you are questioning the security of the resort, be assured that the location is on the south end on the island and there are many towns located along the channel. Although one recent kidnapping occurred closer to Lamu, it would be much more difficult for this to happen here given the nautical logistics, security and number to towns along the way. If this is a concern to you, Kizingo's location should help put you at ease. I will never forget Kizingo and hope to return in the near future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kizingo is the ultimate 'no news, no shoes’ beach resort - a wonderful secluded and tranquil escape from the modern world. The lodge is situated at one end of a spectacular 12-kilometre beach that stretches from Kizingo (which means 'the point’ in Swahili) to the fashionable village of Shela. Kizingo has eight beautifully appointed bandas (thatched cottages), set well apart from each other. In the early morning you can enjoy tea in bed and watch fishing dhows tack south to Malindi.Guests can be as private or as social as they wish, opting to enjoy fine dining on the balcony of their banda or join other guests in the bar and the dining room with their magnficent views across the bay to mainland Kenya where giant baobab trees spread into the brilliant blue sky.Kizingo is owned and run by the van Aardt family, who were all born in Africa. Due to their long and close relationship with the local village, its chief leased them this stunning beachfront land to build a small resort that is both eco-friendly and very comfortable. Like all the best resorts in Kenya, Kizingo has a symbiotic relationship with the local village, an hour away on foot, and with farmers on the mainland who grow food and make furniture for the lodge.The swimming is excellent, both in the Indian Ocean and in the calm waters of the channel that separates Lamu from the mainland. For the more energetic there is a big choice of activities including a guided tour of historic Lamu Town, excellent snorkelling, the chance to swim with dolphins in the winter months and cycle rides to friendly African villages on the mainland. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Agoda and Priceline so you can book your Kizingo reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Kizingo Hotel Lamu Island
- Kizingo Resort Lamu