Kinondo Kwetu
Cottage Hang out The Big Lake Pool
Cottage Hang out
The Big Lake Pool

Kinondo Kwetu

A Beach Lodge on the South Coast of Kenya. A Barefoot Luxury Home Away From Home. Kinondo Kwetu is a small, all-inclusive luxury beach resort. But beyond the beach, accommodations, food, and amenities you would expect it also offers a great range of inhouse marine and land activites with its own speed boats / ocean diving / tennis court / yoga platform/ horses / stables and more.

Country

Kenya

Highlights

UNIQUE SELLING POINTS

  • §  Exclusive usage – Kinondo Kwetu is a perfect location for wedding celebrations or other group gatherings. It will make you feel like its your own home with full service. These packages are always quoted individually depending on time of year and number of people so please ask us!

  • §  Horse riding - With their own stables and 4 horses, experienced riders can choose to explore the local holy forests or canter along the beach, giving less advanced riders a chance to practice their steps in one of Kinondo Kwetu’s riding paddocks.

  • §  Scuba diving – Kinondo Kwetu caters for all levels of scuba diving enthusiasts, from beginners taking their first PADI lesson to experienced divers who want to explore the reef. The reef is located so close to the coast, that incredible dives can be taken as near as 5 minutes away by boat! Best time for this is Sept – March when the winds are favourable.

  • §  Health and wellbeing- Exclusive yoga weeks, drawing masters from all over the world, are held at Kinondo Kwetu several times per year. As a completely holistic experience, not only does the exercise and ambiance give off a sense of heath and wellbeing, but even the cuisine is suited to detox and revitalize the body. In addition, there are massages, beauty treatments, a wood-fired sauna, 2 swimming pools, a professional tennis course and a small exercise area.

  • §  Sacred Kaya Forest - Kaya Kinondo is the first Mijikenda sacred forest to open up for controlled ecotourism and the first such activity on the Kenyan Coast. You will discover beautiful trees, corals, spectacular lianas, monkeys, spectacular birdlife as well as the spiritual rituals of the local communities which are carried out in the Kaya.

Need to Know

Additional Information

  • §  We founded the Kinondo Kwetu Health center, a clinic for medical treatment for the inhabitants of Kinondo. The clinic has was awarded ‘best clinic in the district’ and caters to over 100.000 patients yearly and give birth to 1700 Babies yearly

  • §  We are supporting the primary school in Kinondo village.

  • §  We created the “Kinondo Kwetu Sponsorship Programme”.


SafarisSafaris


Walking Safari in Kinondo Kaya next door

Driving Safaris in Shimba Hills 45 min away Drive or fly to Tsavo & Masai Mara Walking Safari in Kinondo Kaya next door Driving Safaris in Shimba Hills 45 min away Drive or fly to Tsavo & Masai Mara

Marine adventure with whaleshark, humpbank whales, dolphins and diving.


Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

Rich bird life

Monkeys - Colobus, Syks and Vervets

Rich Marine Life 

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

Additional Information

  • §  We founded the Kinondo Kwetu Health center, a clinic for medical treatment for the inhabitants of Kinondo. The clinic has was awarded ‘best clinic in the district’ and caters to over 100.000 patients yearly and give birth to 1700 Babies yearly

  • §  We are supporting the primary school in Kinondo village.

  • §  We created the “Kinondo Kwetu Sponsorship Programme”.

FacilitiesFacilities

Beach front

2 Pools

Skate park

Stables

Tennis Court

2 Main lodges

Yoga platform

Gym

Marine center 

Shop

AccommodationAccommodation

ACCOMMODATION*

Mama Taa Villa/ Sold individually or the full Villa exclusivly 8 SUITES - 4 upstairs & 4 downstairs

  • §  3 Suites with ensuite double bedroom, connecting doors to a private lounge area /2nd twin or triple bedroom – ceiling fans & sea view ( no ac)

  • §  1 suites with a double bedroom connecting to a small single bedroom – ceiling fans ( no ac)

  • §  2 suites are ensuite doubles – ceiling fans & sea view ( no ac)

  • §  Andersson room /Honeymoon Suite: double bedroom with enough space for 2-3 children, air- conditioned, ceiling fans, balcony & sea view

  • §  Borelius Suite/ Family Suite: perfect for families, spacious ensuite double room connecting to a large ensuite twin or triple room with air-conditioned, ceiling fans, balcony & sea view

  • 5 Cottages / 5 indivual beach cottages

  • §  Cottage one, two & three / Shimba, Twiga & Songoro - 3 double cottages with king size beds & ensuite bathrooms (no extra beds) – ceiling fans & sea view ( no ac)

  • §  Cottage four / Mbuyu - 1 double bedroom cottage with a connecting single bedroom (shared bathroom) – ceiling fans & sea view ( no ac)

  • §  Cottage five / Ubani Beach house - 1 double story cottage sold as a family house or couples travelling together - upstairs is 1 ensuite double bedroom with an outside private entrance & downstairs is 1 ensuite double & 1 single bedroom with connecting doors - fans & sea view ( no ac)

    Mama Tina Villa / Main house (children & singles only)

  • §  1 Air-conditioned double bedroom with ensuite bathroom - Garden view

  • §  2 single rooms with queen size beds & shared bathroom ( the room interconnects via the bathroom) - Garden view ( no ac)

    *Baby cots, baths, bottle warmers & extra beds are available on request. A baby car seat is available for children up to 3 years

AccoladesAccolades

  1. AWARDS

    • §  World Luxury Hotel Awards 2017 – Luxury Beach Lodge Africa Continent

    • §  World Luxury Hotel Awards 2017 – Luxury Wedding destination Kenya

    • §  World Luxury Hotel Awards 2017 – Luxury Holistic retreat Kenya

    • §  Trip advisor Certificate of excellence award 2018, 2017, 2015,  2014

    • §  World Travel Awards – Kenyans Leading Resort 2015

    • §  The Safari Awards nominee and runner up in several categories 2013,2014,2015
      (Best Family Safari Experience, Best Marine Property, Best Safari Cuisine, Best Community Focused Property, Best Ecologically Responsible Property)

    • §  Trip advisor Travellers choice award 2015, 2014 ,2015

    • §  101 Best Hotels 2009 – Tatler Travel Guide

    • §  SDIT Award 2013 in the category of Rural Accommodation.

    • §  Kinondo Clinic (established and funded by The Kinondo Kwetu Trust) - Best Clinic in the Kwale District, 2010

SeasonSeason

SEASONS
• Jan – Feb = Hot but windy and cooling
• Dec – Mar = Kazkasi wind, 35 C but cool breeze

• Mar – Apr = Cooler, humid before the rains
• May – Jun = Rains, hotel closed
• Jul – Aug = Little rain. Good temp 24 C night,30 C day, sea bit rough
• Sep – Oct = warmer, winds drop
• Nov = Little nightly rains, nice time for mostactivities -

 

Average StayAverage Stay

3 - 14 days

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

Depeding on room and season / 330 USD - 715 USD per person per night Prices include: Meals; breakfast, three course lunch and -dinner drinks, soft drinks, beer, house liquor, house wines (not champagne), non-motorised water sports, eg canoing, snorkelling gear, one PADI-diving pool lesson, tennis court, excursion to Kinondo Kwetu community works in Kinondo village, limited laundry, sauna, yoga equipment

Children PolicyChild Policy

Children are very welcome. Nannies / babycott / baby chair / child sizes / child meals all available.

Contact and Social Media

To find out more, visit Kinondo Kwetu's website.

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at safariawards.com.

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