Kizingo, Kizingo Point – Lamu Island
Kizingo, Kizingo Point in Lamu Island is a small resort consisting of six spacious bandas with shaded balconies and uninterrupted views over the Indian Ocean.The knowledge and expertise of the villagers was used to construct the bandas using local materials such as mangrove poles, star palm leaves and coconut palms. The lodge is totally eco-friendly and very comfortable, strongly committed to conservation, ecologically sound practices and a symbiotic relationship with the local community.
Each banda has a large double bed romantically draped with mosquito netting, ensuite bathroom with hot and cold running water, flushing toilets, dressing area, and solar lighting for lights and fan. Located on a secluded, private beach, on the Southern tip of Lamu Island, all bandas have an open Indian Ocean sea view with views of sunrise and sunset. Delicious lunches and dinners are prepared using the freshest local produce. Seafood is the speciality, red snapper, crab and lobster served with locally grown vegetables and salads. This property opened on 1st July 2003, very private, personalized and remote setting, situated directly on the beach.
The owners of Kizingo, Mary Jo and Louis van Aardt, both born in Kenya, run Kizingo themselves giving it a very personal touch. Green turtles come up to the beach to lay their eggs between late October and June. When the eggs hatch, Louis will take guests to watch the newly-hatched turtles find their way to the ocean, protecting them from crabs and birds on the start of their journey. Other activities include: Creek fishing (May to October); Swimming with Dolphins, snorkeling, fishing (November to April) and bike rides on the mainland; bird and bush walks; visits to Lamu town, visits to local villages (All year round).