Kinondo Kwetu

Villa Diani Kinondo, Diani Beach Road
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Description

Home to Ida and Filip Andersson and their 3 children, a Swedish family related to the famed Baron Blixen, Kinondo Kwetu is often described as a ‘home away from home’ - a paradise for those wanting a more personal experience on the Kenyan coast. Located on a tranquil private beach on a 16-acre plot south of Diani Beach, distanced from residential neighbors by rocky cliffs and endless beach, Kinondo Kwetu is classified as a ‘Kaya’ area (protected by the National Museum) due to its surrounding holy forests and sacred land. With various forms of accommodation, all surrounded by green shady gardens and just a few steps from the white sandy beach, Kinondo Kwetu can cater for up to 43 people and is also able to facilitate exclusive use of the whole property or of selected parts. In addition to relaxing in the sun and swimming in the Indian Ocean, Kinondo Kwetu offers an impressive selection of exciting activities – ranging from water sports such as Kite Surfing, Deep sea fishing and Scuba Diving, to land activities such as Game Drives in the nearby Shimba Hills, Horse Riding and Yoga and more.

Availability

  • Alex House
    Alex House
    • 90
    • × 2
    • × 4
    • × 2
    + more info
    Room description

    5x6

    Room amenities
  • Borelius Family Suite (Double Interconnecting to Triple)
    Borelius Family Suite (Double Interconnecting to Triple)
    • 43
    • × 4
    • × 2
    • × 3
    + more info
    Room description

    6x6

    Room amenities
  • Cottage (1 bedroom)
    Cottage (1 bedroom)
    • 50
    • × 1
    • × 2
    • × 1
    + more info
    Room description

    6x6

    Room amenities
  • Cottage (Double Bedroom Interconnecting to Single)
    Cottage (Double Bedroom Interconnecting to Single)
    • 55
    • × 2
    • × 2
    • × 1
    + more info
    Room description

    5x6

    Room amenities
  • Honeymoon Suite (Andersson Room)
    Honeymoon Suite (Andersson Room)
    • 42
    • × 2
    • × 2
    • × 2
    + more info
    Room description

    6x6

    Room amenities
  • Mama Taa Double Room
    Mama Taa Double Room
    • 25
    • × 1
    • × 2
    • × 1
    + more info
    Room description

    6x6

    Room amenities
  • Mama Taa Family Room (Double Interconnecting to Single/Twin)
    Mama Taa Family Room (Double Interconnecting to Single/Twin)
    • 43
    • × 3
    • × 2
    • × 2
    + more info
    Room description

    6x6

    Room amenities
  • Mama Tina Double Room
    Mama Tina Double Room
    • 26
    • × 1
    • × 2
    • × 1
    + more info
    Room description

    6x6

    Room amenities
  • Mama Tina Interconnecting Room
    Mama Tina Interconnecting Room
    • 35
    • × 2
    • × 2
    • × 0
    + more info
    Room description

    4x6

    Room amenities
  • Ubani Beach Cottage
    Ubani Beach Cottage
    • 67
    • × 3
    • × 4
    • × 1
    + more info
    Room description

    6x6

    Room amenities

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Bar
  • Beachfront
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dining area
  • Electric kettle
  • Family rooms
  • Fan
  • Fitness center
  • Garden
  • Garden view
  • Internet – WiFi
  • Kids facilities
  • Laundry
  • Massage
  • Mosquito net
  • Ocean view
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Pool view
  • Restaurant
  • Seating area
  • Secured parking
  • Shower
  • Sofa
  • Spa & wellness
  • Swimming pool
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Wedding venue
Activities

Horse riding - With their own stables and 3 horses, experienced & young 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 favorable.

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 health 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.

  • Scuba diving (ranging from first PADI diving lesson to advanced reef dives and international diving ‘passport’)
  • Snorkeling (on site) § Sailing (Hobie Cat &Traditional) & Canoeing (on site)
  • Kite surfing (courses available off site but close by)
  • Deep-sea fishing (from Kinondo)
  • Water skiing & Wakeboarding (on site)
  • 2 x Swimming Pools (on site)
  • Boat Excursions (Kinondo Kwetu boats) to ‘Paradise Lost’ island
  • Skateboarding at Kinondo Kwetu (on site)
  • Tennis court (on site)
  • Horse-riding (on site stables/ on beach, in sacred ‘Kaya’ forests and paddock)
  • Shopping / sight-seeing trips to Ukunda or Mombasa
  • Massage & beauty treatments (on site)
  • Wood-fired Sauna (on site)
  • Yoga platform and instructors (on site)
  • Gym and Private trainer (on site)
  • Cultural visits to Kinondo village & Kinondo Kwetu Community works
  • Golf (available off site)
  • Game drives within Shimba Hills National Reserve
Internet
  • Wifi is available in designated areas
Parking
  • Secured parking is available for our guests.

Villa policies

Cancellation / Prepayment
  • To book this property full prepayment is required.
Children and extra beds
  • Children 0-4 yrs sharing with parents are free of charge: a child in his / her own room will be charged a single room rate.
  • A child 0-4 yrs old in an interconnecting family room will be charged child rate.
  • Pax aged 18 years and above will be charged the full adult rate.
Pets
  • There are already animals and pets in the property so other pets are not allowed.
Accepted credit cards
  • Master Card
  • Visa
Check-in time

After 12:00 pm

Check-out time

Until 10:00 am