- Tranquil, oceanfront setting
- Spacious and flexible accommodation
- Wide variety of activities
Kinondo Kwetu is a family owned and run, all-inclusive resort situated on Galu Beach, on the south coast of Kenya. Approximately two hours’ drive from Mombasa airport and 15 minutes from the local Ukunda airstrip, the property occupies a tranquil location overlooking a secluded white sand beach, with splendid views of the Indian Ocean.
Set within extensive, peaceful gardens, the main house features dark wooden beams and white walls decorated with African art and Moorish lanterns. Guest areas comprise an airy and spacious central lounge, bar and dining area. Outside is a generous shaded terrace with comfortable sofas. There is a very large swimming pool with loungers, plus a smaller plunge pool, a tennis court, sauna and spa.
Mealtimes are relaxed, with friendly, efficient service at individual tables. Locally sourced cuisine is served either indoors or outdoors, on the thatched terrace, within the gardens or on the beach. Private dining can be accommodated.
An impressive range of activities is offered, including snorkelling and boating excursions, catamaran sailing (previous sailing experience required), kite and windsurfing, kayaking, and deep sea fishing. Scuba diving sessions with an onsite PADI instructor are available for both beginners and experienced divers. Land based activities include horse-riding, tennis, skateboarding, and golf. Excursions include game drives to Shimba Hills National Park, famed for its elephant population, plus nature walks, and cultural visits. Private yoga and aerobics sessions, massages and beauty treatments can be arranged.
The resort accommodates up to 38 guests in a variety of well-appointed rooms and suites. The main house sleeps up to four guests in one double room with ensuite bathroom, plus two single rooms with a shared bathroom. A second, spacious, villa comprises eight suites, each sleeping between two and five guests. There are five additional cottages in the grounds, all with private veranda and sea views, each accommodating between two and five guests. All units come with washbasins and shower or bath, plus mosquito nets, and air conditioning or ceiling fan.
Children are extremely welcome at Kinondo Kwetu. A dedicated family villa is available with two double bedrooms and an ensuite single room. The largest villa, Mama Taa, has four family suites, each comprising a double room with an interconnecting twin bedroom. Babysitting services can be arranged.
With its peaceful, beachfront location, excellent, discreet service and variety of activities, Kinondo Kwetu offers a luxurious stay in idyllic surroundings. The variety and flexibility of accommodation makes it a good option for couples, as well as families and larger group gatherings.
We had the most incredible time thank you. We loved Karen Blixen camp and felt part of a family there, it was incredibly special. And Breezes was very relaxing.
We can't fault all the transfers and the moment we were greeted on the tarmac at Nairobi airport we knew we were going to be well cared for.
Thank you so much to you and all the Tourdust team for making it such a happy and memorable trip.
Zoe A reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Beach on 27 August 2019
We had an amazing trip. Everything was well thought out and so much fun. What a great way to truly see the country and learn the culture.
Joseph was the perfect guide. Very kind, professional, knowledgeable and patient. The kids loved Joseph and keep asking when will they meet him again. He found the Big 5 for us which was unforgettable! Please pass along our appreciation to Joseph.
Maji Moto was also another incredible experience. They had great customer service and we loved experiencing their culture.
Sunbird was absolutely beautiful and I wish we had more time there. We loved the view of the lake!
One suggestion to make the trip even better for other guests in the future would be to have a cooler with drinks and snacks in the Jeep at all times because a ton of driving is involved and it would be helpful to have a cold drink and snacks during the long trip.
Thanks again for organizing this experience of a lifetime for us!
Brandon H reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 12 June 2019
I had just the most incredible time on the climb.
The team were incredible and just so accommodating. I really only have good things to say as it was such a great experience.
George was as good as a guide as it gets, very articulate and made sure I was comfortable the whole way up with frequent briefings.
Finn R reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 10 May 2019