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Kinondo Kwetu

Kinondo Kwetu

The Kenyan Coast


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Kinondo Kwetu is a private hideaway, situated right on a beach lapped by the warm Indian Ocean. Although Kinondo Kwetu is the ideal place for simply doing nothing at all, it offers exciting possibilities for all adventurers big and small.

The vast East African reef is there for you to explore, be it scuba diving, snorkelling, or by boat. Try deep-sea fishing. Or learn kite boarding, an exhilarating sport perfectly suited for the southern coast of Kenya.  The lodge has its own PADI center, so if you are thinking of getting a diving certificate, do it at Kinondo Kwetu.  For sailing enthusiasts, the small Kenyan outriggers will give you lots of fun. Or come along on a cruise on one of the traditional dhows. Or go horseback riding, or go on an excursion along the coast to nearby islands and up a river looking for crocodiles.

And if you want to see wildlife, like elephants, giraffes, buffalos, antelopes, and other African animals in the wild, Shimba Hills National Park is only a short drive away.

Trips to Kinondo village or a daytrip into Mombasa will give you the spectrum of life in Kenya, and can be arranged from the lodge also.  Finally, golfers can enjoy a game on the 18-hole course only 15 minutes away.

Offering a range of accommodation, every room and cottage has its own personalized character, as each one is furnished and decorated with Swahili culture handicraft and antiquities. All rooms have fans and mosquito nets.

There are plenty of quiet, beautiful spots where you can retire to spend time by yourself or if you are feeling more sociable, to enjoy the company of fellow guests in the library or in one of the living rooms.

Kinondo Kwetu also offers various spa treatments for the ultimate relaxation.

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Rates Include

All meals; soft drinks, beer, house wines and non-luxury spirits; exercise equipment; tennis; excursions to Kinondo Kwetu community projects in Kinondo village; and non-motorised sports (canoeing, dhow and galawa sailing, snorkelling equipment) are included.


Children Policy

Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.



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General Information For Guests

Kinondo Kwetu has 5 air-conditioned cottages - 3 double bedroom cottages, one double bedroom connecting to a single room for a smaller family and one family Suite cottage with double bedroom connecting to a single room downstairs and 1 double bedroom upstairs. All are facing and have views of the ocean and have a private veranda.

Mama Taa Villa perfect for both couples and families. The villa has one Honeymoon Suite, one family suite, 4 family inter-connecting rooms and 2 double rooms. All rooms are sold separately and all have a veranda or balcony, air conditioning and an en-suite bathroom.

Mama Tina Villa Rooms are a good option for larger groups or families, consisting of one double bedroom and 2 bedrooms with a shared bathroom. All rooms are air conditioned.

Alex House is private air-conditioned villa consisting of 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and an open-plan living room/kitchen area.

There is a wide range of different activities for all ages, including horse riding, cultural visits to local villages/communities, golf, game drives in the Shimba Hills Reserve, shoppingtrips to Ukunda or Mombasa, tennis, kite surfing, deep sea fishing, wind surfing, water skiing, paddleboarding, boat excursions, scuba diving, snorkelling, sailing and canoeing.

There is also a wood fired sauna, and a gym with basic equipment. Yoga and exercise classes are offered daily or on request.

There are two swimming pools on site.

Dining options:

Breakfast is served from 08:00 until 10:00.

Lunch is served from 13:00 to 15:00 and dinner between 18:00 and 22:00. There is a set menu each lunch and dinner but if would you would prefer anything else the kitchen is happy to accommodate you.

The bar is open until 23:00.

Kinondo Kwetu is classified as a 'Kaya' area (protected by the National Museum) due to its surrounding holy forests and sacred land.


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