Newly hatched turtle
Kizingo is strongly committed to conservation, ecologically sound practices and a symbiotic relationship with the local community.
When we built Kizingo we used the knowledge and expertise of villagers to construct the bandas. We used locally produced materials such as mangrove poles, star palm leaves and coconut palms, to help the lodge blend into the landscape.
Hot water and most of our electricity is provided by solar panels. Shower water and kitchen grey water is recycled to grow our plants and trees.
Guests can visit the local village and its school. Having raised money for the renovation of Kipungani School, the Paint Pots nursery schools in London are funding the building of another two schools on the mainland across from Lamu in villages where we buy our fruit and vegetables.
Green turtles come up to the beach to lay their eggs from October to June. The incubation period is up to 90 days. When the eggs hatch, staff alert us so that interested guests may watch over the baby turtles as they find their way to the ocean, protecting them from crabs and birds.