Guests can be as private or as social as they wish, opting to dine on the verandah of their bungalow 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 together with their Staff built and started operating Kizingo in 2003. They leased the beachfront land 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.
We would like to extend a special thank you to all our guests who have supported Kizingo. With the help of your kind words on Trip Advisor we have been awarded Travelers Choice Award in 2012 and 2013.