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Reviewed 19 February 2018

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 from it all' holiday.

Stayed: December 2017
1  Thank dbem70
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

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 recommend it more. We were so comfortable in our Banda and had wonderful nights sleep listening to the wildlife and wonderful sunsets to watch and perfect swimming in the wonderful Indian Ocean - honestly I find it so refreshing to believe that places like Kisingo still exist - thank you Mary Joe - you run a wonderful place - I almost don't want to recommend it in case it becomes too popular!!

  • Stayed: February 2018, travelled with friends
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Thank shona p
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Reviewed 25 December 2017

Our first visit to Lamu, a really incredible island. Kizingo is situated at the far tip of the island, about 30/40 minutes boat ride from the main town/ airport. The setting is stunning. You feel as though you have been castaway. The bandas that you stay in are stunning, built into sand-dunes, all very private with their own section of derelict beach. Very comfortable beds and perfect running water. The staff and service is really fantastic, lovely little touches, great wake up calls and afternoon tea delivered to your banda. The food is fantastic, incredible fish daily. My wife is vegetarian and was really happy with her food too. Great bar to have a drink in the evening before/ after dinner. This is not the place for anyone who wants the internet (there is no wifi), noise, TVs etc. This is true relaxation, reading a book, good food, early nights and listening to the sounds of the ocean (and the crabs).

Only negative is the organisation could be slightly better; we were meant to be picked up from the airport but no-one was there…thankfully a local called Kizingo and they sent a boat…it did mean an hour wait. Secondly when we arrived there was no banda for us as they were full (despite our booking being made 6 months prior; they put us up in what I believe was the owners banda for out first night). The little dis-organisation kind of suits the place though…in a positive way.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank damiengobrien
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

My family and I stayed for 5 nights in August. The children are 16, 14 and 10 and were fresh from 5 days on safari, tired. To be honest I was a little apprehensive of this leg of our trip and slightly wondered what on earth we would do. Kizingo is set in a stunning location on the end of a point. There is a massive sand bar of the beach (only 7 miles long) which results in proper rollers coming in from the Indian Ocean. The children had enormous fun boogey boarding but were no patch on Louis (owner) who resembled a dolphin. We walked the length of the beach one morning to the very atmospheric Peponi Hotel for lunch. The walk was stunning, rollers to the right and proper sized sand dunes to the left. Lamu Island is a small place at as a result Mary Lou (owner) organised for us to swim in the Peponi pool which was sheer heaven. Lunch was good but not as good as back at base! Other trips included shopping in Lamu Town, snorkelling, sea fishing and swimming with dolphins. Regrettably for us the sea was not that clear due to the rains (worse this year that has been the case for a long time) but somehow it didn't really matter. The reason why, is that back at base the owners and staff are simply brilliant. If you want to go off the beaten track (a little), hear stories of genuine graft in how to have a life in Africa, laugh and laugh at the adventures and mis-adventures,drink cocktails and eat wonderfully this is for you. This is a place where if you put in the effort there is so so much to get out. Good for children but be organised before you arrive. Highly Recommended.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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1  Thank Jock M
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Amazing stay at Kizingo. Gorgeous location- a slice of paradise, delicious food and lovely staff. Great to chill out, stroll along the long quiet beaches and switch off. Went as two female travellers and felt very safe and secure.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
Thank ElspethHathaway
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