About Kizingoni Luxury Beach Houses
The Kizingoni Beach Villas are imaginatively designed and finished to the very highest standards. Each villa is fully furnished in colonial Arab Swahili style — with tropical hardwood furniture and attractive fabrics, fittings and fixtures sourced from Lamu, Kenya, Morocco and the Far East. The feel of the houses is one of space, simplicity, comfort and tranquility — all have numerous shady verandas and terraces, welcoming daybeds, swinging beds and lounging areas — and freshwater swimming pools. Each is a wonderful place in which to stylishly entertain or to simply relax with family and friends.
Each Kizingoni Beach house has its own privately captained Yamaha 31 canoe with an 85Hp engine. Perfect for day trips and water-sports, house speedboats are charged for the fuel used at US$3* per litre.
Mobile phone coverage is good, for both Zain and Safaricom. A wireless internet linked to a satellite dish allows for web and email access.
About Kizingoni Beach
Kizingoni Beach is a collection of seven beautifully designed, privately owned, secluded beachfront houses on Lamu Island, part of the Lamu archipelago off the north coast of Kenya. Kizingoni Beach offers a perfect venue for both active and relaxed beach holidays: tropical weather, warm safe seas, friendly people and luxurious accommodation.
Kizingoni Beach stretches across 24 acres of golden beachfront, close to the southernmost tip of Lamu Island. There are not many stretches of beach like this left in the world. It offers seclusion, cooling winds, fresh water and clean seas, yet the delights and supplies of Lamu and Shela are a twenty-minute boat ride away.
The property is covered with established coconuts and doum palms with some indigenous woodland. We have planted hundreds more coconuts, indigenous trees and tropical shrubs, plus an experimental orchard and covered vegetable garden. There is clean water from shallow wells and plenty of wind and sun to run the windmills and solar panels that provide power and hot water.
The beach starts with us, but curves around the tip of the island and stretches a further 12 golden miles to Shela Village. It is virtually empty, apart from myriad crabs, migrant and local sea birds, shells and the occasional donkey troop.
Our local village of Kipungani is a friendly and unspoilt fishing hamlet. From there we receive coconut palm products for building, including the makuti thatch for our roofs, makeka for the paths and all our woven carpets. It is also our main supply of staff, fish, dhows and donkeys. Kizingoni Beach provides employment, trade and funding for community initiatives. Many local events such as weddings and festivals are celebrated together.
There is plenty to do at Kizingoni Beach, for those looking for an active holiday. We provide various water sports equipment; the swimming, snorkeling and walking is excellent; sailing is possible both in our dhow, Kilindini, and also in smaller hobbie cats from Kipungani Bay; creek fishing and deep sea fishing can be arranged and there is an opportunity for a small safari on the mainland.
Rates at Kizingoni Beach
Book with Lamu.org and receive up to a 10% discount off the lowest advertised rates!
Simply fill-out the form on the left to make your booking.
Reservations & Fine Print for Kizingoni Beach Houses
Upon confirming rates and availability, you will receive an electronic invoice and a 25% deposit (50% over Xmas/New Year's) can then be made by credit card, paypal, m-pesa or bank transfer to confirm your booking.
On receipt of your deposit, your hosts at Kizingoni Beach will send a confirmation and invoice for the balance owing. The balance for the house rental is due 70 days (80 days for Xmas/New Year period) prior to your arrival in Lamu.
Cancellation fees are 25% up to 70 days before arrival, 75% up to 35 days before arrival and 100% after 35 days before arrival. The minimal renting period over the Christmas period is 7 days.