Diwaka Tours & Travel
Aqua Plaza, 4th Fl.
P.O. Box 17001-00100, Nairobi - Kenya
Telephone: +254.20.268.5134 / +254.20.375.0391
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 empty 12-kilometre beach that stretches from Kizingo (which means 'the point’ in Swahili) to the village of Shela. There are eight bandas (thatched cottages), set well apart for complete privacy.
Guests can be as private or as social as they wish, opting to dine on the verandah of their Banda or join other guests in the bar and the dining room.
The lodge is owned and run by the van Aardt family, born both in Kenya and Zimbabwe. Having farmed in Zimbabwe they all returned to Kenya and with their Staff built and started operating Kizingo in 2003 .The beachfront land they leased from the Paramount Chief of Lamu. The small Eco resort has been built very carefully not to detract from this stunning sand island wilderness.
There are six very spacious bandas.
ROOM DCOR: High-pitched thatched roofs and shaded balconies with uninterrupted ocean views.
ROOM AMENITIES: Each has a large double bed romantically draped with mosquito netting and comfortable chairs for lounging. Bamboo screens unfurl to give complete privacy. The en suite bathroom is well appointed with a flushing toilet, hot water shower, wash basin and dressing area.
Whilst you can spend the whole of your stay with us just relaxing and doing nothing but reading and sunbathing (it has been known!), there are other which include;
Snorkel on coral reefs
The unspoilt reefs surrounding the islets of Kinyika, Tenewa and Manda Toto are easily reached aboard our speedboat. Rich in different species of coral and shoals of rainbow-coloured tropical fish, they are also important nurseries for ocean-going fish.
Swim with dolphins
This is also one of the few places in the world that you can swim with wild dolphins. In winter, when the sea is calmer, a group of around 150 Bottlenose Dolphins arrive most mornings to greet our boat. You jump in among them with snorkel and mask and flipper after them as they swim underwater. A magical, not-to-be-missed experience.