Kizingo is the ultimate “switch off” coastal retreat, located on the island of Lamu just 30 minutes by boat from the airstrip. The lodge, which is owned and run by Mary Jo and Louis Van Aardt, is situated at one end of a spectacular 12-kilometre beach that stretches from Kizingo to Shela village.
Accommodation & Facilities
Kizingo has eight beautifully appointed bandas (thatched cottages), set well apart from each other, with unrivalled sea views. In the early morning you can enjoy tea in bed and watch fishing dhows tack south to Malindi. You can be as private or as social as you wish, opting to dine alone on the balcony of your banda or join other guests in the bar and the dining room.
Wildlife & Activities
Guests can swim in the calm waters of the Lamu channel; snorkel amongst the many reefs close by and during the winter months there is also the chance to swim with dolphins. Other activities include exploring historic Lamu town and cycle rides to friendly African villages on the mainland. During the months of October to June it is possible to see green turtles come to the beach to lay their eggs. Kizingo can arrange fishing and sunset dhow trips.
If you’re interested in staying in Kizingo as part of a safari holiday in Kenya, give our African experts a call. We regularly visit the lodges and camps we recommend and are ready to offer great advice on constructing your perfect holiday.