Top choice lodge in Kipungani
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The owners describe this beautiful spot as 'no news, no shoes', which says it all really. It's at the end of the 12km stretch of beach that begins in Shela (a little beyond Kipungani). The bar serves up refreshing cocktails, the food is healthy and hip, and hostess Mary-Jo always has great stories to tell.

There are miles of empty beach for lazing about, swimming with wild dolphins, kitesurfing and windsurfing. Only local materials have been used in the construction of the six spacious bandas (thatched-roof huts), which are simple but chic.

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Situated along the sandy Kizingo Beach on Lamu Island, Kizingo offers thatched-roof chalets with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. Guests can go swimming with wild dolphins and help with turtle conservation. The spacious chalets feature a veranda with a swing bed, as well as indoor seating. The en suite bathrooms are equipped with a shower. From November to April, guests have the opportunity to swim with wild dolphins. They can also go snorkelling, or enjoy a massage. The lodge has dining room and bar, which serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea. Kizingo is situated 14 km by boat from Lamu Town and from Manda Airport. Shela Village is 15 km away by boat.

Important information

Please note that there are no cars or roads on Lamu Island. The hotel can arrange a boat transfer to and from Manda Airstrip Lamu for USD 40 per boat, return. The property offers 1GB free per stay or guests can purchase extra 5GB at $5.


  • Bridal suite
  • Wifi
  • Tour or class about local culture
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Water sport facilities (on site)
  • Tour desk
  • Gift shop
  • Cycling
  • Kid meals
  • Designated smoking area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Sun terrace
  • Beachfront
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Paid wifi
  • Snorkelling
  • Internet services
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Babysitting/child services
  • Library
  • Hiking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Family rooms
  • 24-hour security
  • Canoeing
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Airport shuttle
  • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Walking tours
  • Terrace
  • Books, dvds, music for children
  • Packed lunches
  • Fishing
  • Garden
  • Bike tours


  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safety deposit box


  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Ironing service
  • Room service
  • Laundry
  • Luggage storage

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar


  • Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.


  • Massage