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“Relaxing retreat”
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Delta Dunes Lodge
Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Kau
Reviewed 26 August 2012

This was the last stop for us on our trip to Kenya, and it was a relaxing way to end our safari. Getting to the lodge is a bit of a hike, but it is well worth it once you are there. The property is difficult to describe, but beautiful. The views of both the Indian ocean and the delta is unique and spectacular. Upon arrival we were greeted by the managers of the property, David and Lara. They are wonderful, and made us feel very welcomed. The room is completely covered, but has no walls, so you are completely exposed to the fresh air. It was lovely to fall asleep to the crashing waves and wind. The king size bed sleeps well, and also has netting. The shower was a little rough when it was windy, but nice and warm. The beach is secluded allowing you privacy. Sand-yachting is a must do! Each meal was freshly prepared and tasted wonderful. Overall, the Delta Dunes is a must if relaxation and peace is what you seek.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 August 2012

1 was with 5 friends beginning July 2012 for 3 nights there.... outstanding and I will come back. We enjoyed every day with our private Warden who was showing us the Tana River Delta and it´s beauty.
Fun in the morning on the Beach, explore the afternoon on the river with game and bird watch and fishing as well the sun downer and back at night when the sky was filled with stars´. unbelievable and unforgettable. There is so much to do that you should stay at least 4 - 7 days. Relax, enjoy, plan your dinner where ever you want... in the Dunes, on the river bank, on the beach at one of your beautiful eco house... They will arrange everything for you! Thank´s to the management and the team...

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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NewAfriTerr, Public Relations Manager at Delta Dunes Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2012

Dear Sir,
Thank you for your review and kind words. We do hope you "will come back" in the very near future as we continue to renovate, build and train our staff so as to offer the best service we can! Thanks again and all the best. The Delta Dunes Team

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Reviewed 4 January 2012

Having seen most of Kenya's beach properties, I can tell you Delta Dunes is heaven on earth. Remote, beautiful bush design, excellent cuisine/sea food, cool activities: A must go!

  • Stayed: January 2012
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Reviewed 22 December 2011

What a lodge! What a location! This was truly a once in a lifetime experience. We were here for 3 nights. Unfortunately for the lodge it has no other guests, fortunately for us, we were the only guests :-) This meant we got the largest "room" at the whole lodge! The rooms are made from driftwood, wood and "makuti" and very open, yet there is privacy. There is some very nice Swahili style furniture in the rooms as well. Our "room" was actually bigger than our apartment in the States. It had a mini kitchen underneath where someone would come by and make tea whenever you wanted. All the rooms are far apart so there is no issue of privacy. The rooms are tastefully decorated. I have never been to a place like this in my life.

Service was impeccable. The staff from the guards to the servers and the chefs are simply amazing. We had fresh seafood for lunch and dinner daily. Caught that day, cooked that day. The lodge buys seafood from a nearby fishing village. The chefs make great pastries, salads and soups as well. Words or pictures simply don't do this place justice.

This is a hosted camp, which means the camp managers will have breakfast and lunch with you, but give you your privacy for dinner. David and Lara are amazing hosts with a great background. We enjoyed their company and learned a lot from them.

This is a place for active people who like a little adventure with their beach holiday. You can kayak, surf, sand surf or go fishing. In the evening, you can go for a sunset cruise on a speedboat. This had to be one of my favorite activities. Photographers and bird watchers would love this activity. We saw hippos, crocodiles, water buck and plenty of bird. These cruises were simply breathtaking. The best part is you can have a sundowner on the speedboat. A Tusker in the evening on a speedboat at the Delta? AMAZING!!!!

Again this place is for active people, because you have to walk at least 10 minutes down the dunes to the beach and back up, if you are having dinner in the main reception, going to your room high on a dune is about 163 steps :-)

Oh and do not worry about security. This lodge is surrounded by villages although you cannot see them from the lodge. The lodge has security in the surrounding areas, they have 3 armed guards patrolling 24/7.

I only hope we can go here again someday.

Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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NewAfriTerr, Guest Relations Manager at Delta Dunes Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2012

Dear philly2011

Wow, thank you for that wonderful review and all the thoughtful details you thought to add. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay to the full extent, and can only hope you have managed to visit us again! We have probably made some changes to the lodge since your last stay, seeing as we are built in those mammoth sand dunes which tend to shift ever so slightly, renovating and inventing is something we love to do! Security is still our top priority and we have made even more numerous improvements to that since last year with a 24 hour guard watch, more training and more security procedures put into play.
We do hope you have been back to see us and the hippos again! Or that you do in the very near future. All the best and thanks again from the Delta Dunes Team!

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Reviewed 16 January 2010

We were for 4 nights at the Delta Dunes with our families (9 adults ans 13 children age 3-15) and had the whole resort, and staff, for ourselves. Is was Superb! The lodges were widespaced, very nice decorated, all made out of wood, driftwood, palmleaves and very open. Enough privacy without doors and windows to close! The view is spectacular with on one side the Indian Ocean and on the other the delta of the Tana river. We enjoyed the splendid food; the walks (with guard), the kayaktrip (with guard) and the visit to the nearby village of the local tribe. The Kenian staff was being trained, and are still in their educaton, but were doing their utter best to make us feel at home! We had an Newyears eve diner at the beach with a huge campfire and we had a spendid sundowmer up on one of the dunes were we sailed down to. Fabulous!
It was worth the long journey from Malindi to come there! (2-3 hours). Next time we will use an airplane that lands on the beach!

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 November 2016
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  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Robyn H, Director of Sales at Delta Dunes Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2016

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Reviewed 3 June 2016
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  • Stayed: May 2016, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Delta Dunes Lodge

Address: 2A Convent Drive | Tana Delta, Kau 00508, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Kau
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Kau
Price Range: £124 - £370 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Delta Dunes Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Delta Dunes, "The Wild place by the Sea," is a lodge uniquely combining beach, river and bush to give you an unforgettable experience. Perched on top of miles of rolling rippling sand dunes with fabulous views overlooking the old delta of the Tana River on one side and the Indian Ocean on the other, alfresco accommodation and mess area are built in a castaway style but with all the ultimate comforts. This is the only wetland of its type in Eastern Africa. Explore this phenomenon with incredible birdlife; aquatic life and wildlife coupled with endless miles of vast uninhabited beach that is wild, exciting and extremely beautiful……all to yourself! ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Delta Dunes Hotel Lamu Island

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