My third but most definitely not my last visit to Kizingo was full of amazing experiences as always, the van Aardt family and their fantastic staff provide luxury and relaxation in equal measures. Food is always superb and all my son's veggie needs were catered for perfectly. The beach is as beautiful as ever and I challenge anyone to find a more beautiful beach. Far from being frightened of a so called threat of pirates I had nothing but calm and peace at Kizingo. If you visit you will realise just how absurdly impossible it would be for any intruder to get close to the bandas. This time I stayed in Banda 8, which experienced visitors will know is set back from the beach. I thought that I would miss the sea and beach sights but the view was stunning and the Banda is fit perfectly for families as it has two interconnecting rooms. Don't miss the chance to swim with dolphins it changed my perception on the world forever, and that's from an old cynic. To sum up, just go!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Kizingo Hotel Lamu Island
- Kizingo Resort Lamu