Kizingoni House - Lamu - Coast - Kenya

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Kizingoni House is situated at the southern tip of Lamu Island on Kizingoni Beach which stretches across 24 acres of beach front. The beach is famous for its kilometers of wild, untouched sea-shore and ancient sand dunes that has recently been designated part of the Lamu World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

The house has been built and positioned to take full advantage of the west facing view for spectacular sunsets and sea views, and to catch the sea breezes throughout the year. It is set into the remote & peaceful environment so that it has maximum privacy. The large central living/dining room is simply designed in the Swahili style with traditional plasterwork and wooden mangati beams, as well as a magnificent locally crafted dining table. There are 3 baraza (meeting/sitting) areas - one next to the plunge pool, one on the roof and one in the protected courtyard garden. The pool has a separate bathroom and changing room. The house is furnished with traditional Swahili items of furniture and antiques from around Africa and Asia.

Mature coconut palms and doum palms grow on the 1.5 acres of land surrounding the house, and all of the indigenous shrubs and trees- many of them rare and unusual- have been preserved. A small coconut plantation of 40 palms has recently been replanted next to the house. In the courtyard garden and close to the house, jasmine, frangipani, desert rose, date palms and hibiscus grow in abundance.

The house has four en-suite double bedrooms with mosquito netting, fans and private balconies with sea views. The large master bedroom faces west with superb sea views framed by coconut palms. Its spacious bathroom has a Swahili style bath, and from the bedroom there is direct access to the roof top patio and bar area.

The house has a staff team that includes a host, room stewards, chefs, and there is boat and captain for personal use.

Activities available are snorkeling & swimming with dolphins, hand-line fishing, dhow sailing & sundowners, water skiing, kite surfing and visits to Kipungani Village & Lamu Town. On prior appointment deep-sea fishing can be arranged. Turtles lay their eggs on the beach where long walks are a joy.

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