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From: 375.00 USD per night 


Restaurant, Bar
18 Rooms, 18 Rooms with Private Bathroom


Bird Watching, Fishing, Beaches, Sailing, Kayaking, Canoeing, wind surfing, body boarding, laser sailing

Green Credentials

Alternative Energy Resources: Solar Panels
Dietary Selections: Vegan, Vegetarian
We take actions to: conserve water, install eco-friendly lighting, reduce oil/gas carbon emissions, recycle wherever possible, use reclamation building materials, use renewable natural furnishings, source food locally, offer local employment, instruct staff in green practices, conserve/care for wildlife in our area, KIwayu was instrumential in setting up Mkokoni Wildlife Conservation Trust which aims to help the local community to protect their pristine environment and wildlife .


Type: Satellite
Facilities: Public Areas
Wireless Facilities: Public Areas

Nearest Transport Links

International Airport: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
Local Airport: Kiwayu
Railway Station: none

Kiwayu Safari Village

Resort, NAIROBI, Coast, Kenya

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Our wonderful beach
Our wonderful beach
Camp from the sea
Camp from the sea
The fishing is great
The fishing is great
... and the fruits of the sea abundant
... and the fruits of the sea abundant
... Meals in our restaurant are fabulous (and fun) ...
... Meals in our restaurant are fabulous (and fun) ...
... or you may prefer a table on the  beach ...
... or you may prefer a table on the beach ...
... or in your 'banda'
... or in your 'banda'
Pur bandas are superbly comfortable and luxurious
Pur bandas are superbly comfortable and luxurious
You won't find concrete and steel  - just natural materials
You won't find concrete and steel - just natural materials
... Friendly staff and beautiful surroundings
... Friendly staff and beautiful surroundings


Kiwayu was established in 1973 and is owned and run by the Pelizzoli Family. The theme at their camp is informality - a swim suit, kikoy (sarong), hat and sunglasses are all you need. Kiwayu is a natural, simple but luxurious and secluded retreat.  A place to disappear and restore your soul.

he theme of Kiwayu is informality. A bikini, a kikoi ( sarong) and a hat are all you need for a holiday here. You will find no concrete; only thatched bandas(ensuite cottages) which blend into the dunes and sway with the sea breeze.  

Your banda (cottage) is one of 18 spread along one kilometer of the sandy shoreline, built with great imagination, in the local Swahili tradition of palm thatch and woven matting floors. The only sound you will hear is the lapping of the sea, the wind in the palms and bird song.

“This is not a 5-star hotel: this is a 10-star hotel.” Geneva, Switzerland

Your banda consists of a suite containing a spacious bedroom, a dressing area with twin basins, a shower with solarheated hot water and bidet. Electrical lights are 24 hours . Each private thatched veranda offers you panoramic views across the lagoon from the comfort of your Swahili bed or hammock… and only a stone’s throw from the water.

“The most beautiful place we’ve ever been. Staff are fantastic and the bandas are out of this world”

Every room is furnished with a super king-size bed surrounded by an ample mosquito net and decorated with local furniture for comfort and relaxation.

Our  bandas are designed to blend into the surrounding dunes – no concrete floors,no coral brick walls , nothing to jar the senses. They are within easy distance of the centrally located  bar and dining room, also built in the same local tradition.

All this tradtional construction material ,the dried palm fronds and mangrove poles ,  are harvested and  produced by  the local Bajuni comummities of Mkokoni , Faza , Kiwayu and Matondoni.  The enormous quantites of  the hand dried woven palm leaves used on the floor , walls and roof  provide a vital income and work  for the women of these  communities.

“Nearest to heaven we’ve ever been. Wonderful staff. Excellent food – a marvelous wheel”. J.J.

For those who need to connect back home , mobile phone coverage arrived in 2007 and wifi internet connection is available near the lodge office .

 Kiwayu´s bandas do not have AC , television or a  tiled bathroom or a  bath, we have tried to keep the environment and your experience as natural as possible.           



From: 375.00 USD per night, per person
Currency: United States of America, Dollars
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Seasonal Variations: Yes
Tariff Includes: Full Board
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Kiwayu is open from the 15th July to after Easter .


Full board  Accommodation  rates vary depending on the month and are on a per adult  basis Prices include soft drinks and water but exclude all alcoholic drinks.. 

2010 15th July to 30th September   . USD $ 425.00

1st October to 19th December . USD $ 525.00

 Peak season 20th December to 6th January 2011 . USD$ 625.00

 7th January to 28th February . USD$ 550.00

1st March to after Easter 2011 ( 27th April )  .  USD$ 375.00

Please enquire  for specials , group rates , child rates , what activties are included in the above price  and other terms and conditions .


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