Kizingo is the ultimate 'no news, no shoes’ beach resort - a wonderful secluded and tranquil escape from the modern world. The lodge is situated at one end of a spectacular empty 12-kilometre beach that stretches from Kizingo (which means 'the point’ in Swahili) to the village of Shela. There are eight bandas (thatched cottages), set well apart for complete privacy.
Guests can be as private or as social as they wish, opting to dine on the verandah of their Banda or join other guests in the bar and the dining room.
The lodge is owned and run by the van Aardt family, born both in Kenya and Zimbabwe. Having farmed in Zimbabwe they all returned to Kenya and with their Staff built and started operating Kizingo in 2003 .The beachfront land they leased from the Paramount Chief of Lamu. The small Eco resort has been built very carefully not to detract from this stunning sand island wilderness.
When we built Kizingo we purchased locally produced materials such as mangrove poles, star palm leaves and coconut palms, to help the lodge blend into the landscape as well as creating a sustainable cottage industry for the village of Kipungani.
A special thank you to all our guests who made it possible and because of your kind words on Trip Advisor we have been awarded Travelers Choice in 2012 and 2013.