The houses are a relatively new addition to the Lamu coastline but offer a great alternative to private houses of Lamu and Shela. Each of the houses has been built to a very high standard and, with the luxury of having staff to pick up groceries from Lamu and, if you are not in the mood for cooking, to cook, a stay in one of the houses is fantastic.The only drawback that we can mention is that the plot they have, while benefitting from being around the point, is not in as good a location as the nearby Kizingo.
Kizingoni Villas - The Details
Kizingoni Beach stretches across 24 acres of beach-front between Kizingo Lodge and Kipungani Sea Breezes. 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 20 minute boat ride away. The local village of Kipungani is completely unspoilt. From there the villas receive palm products, staff, fish, dhows and donkeys, in turn providing employment and funding for community initiatives. Local events such as weddings and festivals are celebrated together.
Each of the 5 villas (and there are plans for a further 5 in the future) has been built with an eye on giving each and open and airy feel, allowing the cooling breezes of the Indian Ocean flow through each. All of the current villas allow for complete seclusion and the feeling that this beautiful beach is yours alone.
With activities such as visits to the nearby Lamu Village, snorkeling, water skiing and swimming, the hands off feeling of the houses allows you to do as much or as little as you like.