About Kizingoni Beach
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 the swimming, snorkelling and walking is excellent. Various water sports equipment is available including: water skis, wake boards, a Lazor, Optimists, kayaks, and SUP boards. Creek fishing and deep sea fishing can be arranged, plus there is an opportunity for a small safari on the mainland.