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“Magical stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Kizingoni Beach

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Kizingoni Beach
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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“Magical stay”
Reviewed 16 March 2012

We spent two nights here just before we left Kenya. This was our third trip to Lamu in just a few months, and it was... wow. I can't say that we did very much, although all kinds of activities - including water skiing - were available. I would have given Kizingoni five stars if it wasn't for the sand flies - they were terrible, probably due to recent rains. So we barely left the property, even though the beach is right there. Not that we minded in the least. The pool was wonderful, with stunning views and incredibly comfortable daybeds. The food... I wish we could have stayed longer just to sample more of it! Grilled lobster, fish cakes, crab claws, red snapper curry... plus delicious desserts (home-made coconut ice cream, yum!), freshly squeezed juice, as much fruit as we could eat and lots of cake and tea! The rooms (chalets) were big and very private, although I don't think we had any hot water. In all fairness I don't think we bothered to have them look at it, and it was hot enough that we didn't really need it. All in all a VERY nice stay, with lots of privacy and wonderful food. I believe there are family villas as well as the chalets/bungalows for couples.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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MukimaHouse, Public Relations Manager at Kizingoni Beach, responded to this review, 1 October 2014
Thank you so much for your review of Kizingoni Beach, and sorry for the delayed response in thanking you. We are always so happy to hear from guests and to hear that they enjoyed their stay.

We agree with you that the sand flies can be an issue, however you are correct that they are only really bad for the short time after it rains, which in Lamu isnt often!

We hope you will visit us soon - Lamu is still as beautiful and safe as ever, with no troubles anywhere near our houses and we would love to have more people come and experience the area again.

Many thanks again.
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Reviewed 15 September 2011

Very relaxing family getaway. Beautiful beach and a short boat ride to all the sights. Good food as well.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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MukimaHouse, Public Relations Manager at Kizingoni Beach, responded to this review, 1 October 2014
Thank you so much for your review of Kizingoni Beach, and sorry for the delayed response in thanking you. We are always so happy to hear from guests and to hear that they enjoyed their stay. We hope one day you will visit us soon - Lamu is still as beautiful and safe as ever, with no troubles anywhere near our houses.

Many thanks again.
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Property: Kizingoni Beach
Address: Kizingoni Beach, Lamu Island, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Lamu Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 25 Speciality Lodging in Lamu Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A selection of exclusive Swahili beach mansions on one of the world’s most private beaches – The Lamu Archipelago just off the Kenya Coast.The style of these Lamu Kenya properties is distinctive and places ultimate emphasis on relaxation. There are swinging day beds, shaded beach gazebos, breeze-cooled roof terraces, and cool white sofas. Each holiday house also has its own speedboat and captain, available for water sports, marine reserve exploration, BBQs on deserted islands, turtle tracking, swimming with dolphins and more. ... more   less 
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