Whilst you can spend the whole of your stay with us just relaxing and doing nothing but reading and sunbathing (it has been known!), we can arrange more energetic activities for you:
Snorkel on coral reefs
Swim with dolphins
Guided cycle rides
Historic Lamu town
Sunset dhow trips
We have imported two double and two single Kayaks, and can now offer guided trips exploring around the lamu archipelago. We will be offering full and half day trips around the area and a more gentle sunset paddle. A delightful way to spend some time on the water.
The unspoilt reefs surrounding the islets of Kinyika, Tenewa and Manda Toto are easily reached aboard our speedboat. Rich in different species of coral and shoals of rainbow-coloured tropical fish, they are also important nurseries for ocean-going fish.
Swim with dolphins (Available from November to April)
As recommended by The Daily Telegraph Travel Supplement,
November 22, 2003
From November to April we offer guided snorkelling trips to a small coral island called Kinyika. Here is the chance of swimming with wild dolphins, entertaining and amusing them with our attempts to emulate them, one cannot fail to be enchanted at their obvious enjoyment with this mutually fascinating encounter.
This is truly an experience you will never forget.
Green turtles come up to the beach to lay their eggs between late October and June. When the eggs hatch, Louis will take guests to watch the newly-hatched turtles find their way to the ocean, protecting them from crabs and birds on the start of their journey.
We can arrange fishing trips in the mangrove channels and from the shore. Both fly and spinning rods are used to catch snapper, lady fish and travellis. Deep sea or reef fishing can also be arranged either with Louis or by chartering a deep-sea fishing boat. Yellow fin tuna, sailfish, and kingfish are the more common catches.
For a real taste of village life in Kenya, join us on a guided cycle ride on the mainland. We will introduce you to the farmers who grow food for Kizingo as well as cashew nuts, sim sim and cotton. They also brew delicious honey beer which has quite a punch. Keen cyclists will enjoy a trip to Lake Kenyatta known for its wonderful bird life and the rare chance to see hippos.
A guided tour of historic Lamu Town, where donkeys are still the only form of transport, includes visits to former merchants’ homes with their ornate carved doors and plasterwork, the fort, the daily vegetable and fish markets, and encounters with some of the tradespeople, from woodcarvers to silver smiths.
Paths through the high dunes reveal a wealth of flora and fauna, a wonderful way to spend the late afternoon.
Kipungani village welcomes visitors. Here you can see how the Makeka mats are made, which are used here at Kizingo. You can also visit the school.
A Dhow can be hired from the local village to sail round the bay. Watch the sun drop into the ocean from the deck of the dhow under full sail.