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KINONDO KWETU

Kinondo Kwetu is considered one of the best small hotels on the Kenyan coast. Renowned as a haven for those wishing to unwind, Kinondo Kwetu has an excellent reputation for wellness, with a Finnish sauna, spa treatments, yoga platform and a special meditation site at a nearby cliff. Activity seekers will find watersports from diving to paddle surfing and a tennis court. Local excursions include the Kaya Kinondo sacred forest, where a guided walk beneath the huge trees offers an extraordinary experience – and with the Shimba Hills Reserve just 45 minutes nearby, you can take in a safari. It mixes Scandinavian contemporary design with traditional Kenyan arts and textiles. The name means ‘Our Home at Kinondo’ in Swahili, and with its sense of true hospitality, you’ll see why Swedish-owners Ida and Filip Andersson chose it.

ACCOMMODATION AND FACILITIES

The hotel caters for 38 guests in 16 rooms, seven suites in the central Mama Taa Villa and three cottages with en-suite double rooms, as well as a Beach House, which has two separate en-suite double rooms. The thatched property is decorated with authentic African artefacts using the bright coloured Swahili palette. Kinondo Kwetu is popular with families and friends as well as romantic couples and can be specially configured for larger groups. Within the hotel there are two pools, one large enough to enable PADI training, as well a hard tennis court, exercise area and yoga platform. Activities include kite surfing, deep-sea fishing and riding on the hotel’s three horses, as well as traditional sailing on a dhow and outriggers. Kinondo Kwetu is a fabled chill-out destination that also offers lots to do – and you’ll never forget you’re in Africa.

GEOGRAPHY

On the glorious white sands of Galu beach in southern Kenya, Kinondo Kwetu is a luxury boutique hotel. An hour and a half south of busy Mombasa, its secluded position means that its beach and adjoining gardens are utterly private. After bathing in the sea, you can completely relax in the hotel’s grounds and two pools, beneath the shade of towering baobab and palm trees.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Exclusive white-sandy beach
  • Rooms are less than 30m from the beach and most rooms have sea views
  • Watersports incl. diving, sailing and deep-sea fishing
  • Relax with spa treatments, meditation and yoga
  • Walk in the Kaya Kinondo sacred forest
  • Spot giraffe and elephant at Shimba Hills Reserve

EXPERIENCE EAST AFRICA

If you are thinking of staying with us and want to explore further a-field, our recommended itineraries,  could be just what you are looking for. Or talk to us about creating a bespoke itinerary just for you.

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