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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.
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I have been coming to Kizingo for years and always enjoyed the laid back barefoot atmosphere. A stroll along the huge empty beach, a leisurely lunch, dozing on the swing bed in the shade of your banda, maybe a swim in the warm Indian Ocean and then drinks at the bar and dinner
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Have Visited Kizingo many times.Our 'go to' place when we need the ultimate unwind.It may be 'no shoes' ,but there's always news.How the kipungani school trust is doing,how many dolphins spotted, how many fish mick didn't catch . We hope to come again this year ,the snorkelling
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We spent five days here in February and had the most wonderful beach holiday ever. The weather was superb, as were the staff and the service they gave. The food - especially the Indian curries - was exceptional and the sunset dinner served on the beach was a quite unforgettable
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This is such a very special place. It is peaceful, very comfortable individual bedroom bandas. The staff are lovely and so helpful. They serve very good food, lots of local fresh fish and vegetables. It is overlooking the Indian Ocean. An idyllic place for a 'get away
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We have just returned from the most wonderful holiday at Kisingo - I could not recommend it more - in the most brilliant location run by the most lovely people AND the most delicious food I have had for a long long time - better than most London restaurants - I could not
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"every banda is amazing"
"great kiting conditions"
"The bands are beautifully located in the middle of the sand dunes close to the beach"
"8 gorgeous cottages close to the ocean. Barefoot luxury. If you are not that able on your feet it might be a hard walk."
"All the rooms are great, but I had one down towards the point, which I found to be particularly private and quiet."
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PRICE RANGE
US$182 - US$300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
kizingo hotel lamu islandkizingo resort lamu
LOCATION
KenyaCoast ProvinceLamu Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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