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Lonno Lodge is a 2015 Travellers’ Choice Winner !

Today we got this email from TripAdvisor: Congratulations! Lonno Lodge is a 2015 Travellers’ Choice Winner! Top Small Hotels — Kenya Top Hotels for Romance — Kenya Top Luxury Hotels — Kenya Top Hotels for Service — Kenya This elite honor is awarded to the top 1% of all hotels on TripAdvisor, based on reviews and […]

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Where the giraffes are born

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How to Get Around in Kenya

An expression somewhere between wonder and disbelief never leaves the face of foreign tourists visiting Kenya whenever they behold the manifold and various motorised vehicles used by locals each time they have to get around using public streets and even on trails and paths. It’s not as if they are waiting for the underground, nor […]

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Sea Turtle Watch Watamu

Watamu is a small village but nationally important nesting population of sea turtles, with an average of 40 nests in year and over in the Watamu/Malindi Marine Parks and Reserves. Watamu Turtle Watch (WTW) has a nest protection program, which works in co-operation with local people & Kenya Wildlife Service to protect all nests laid on […]

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Snorkeling & Diving

Lonno Lodge has the privilege of being in Watamu, on the coast of northern Kenya, where the idyllic Indian Ocean offers warm hospitable waters, teaming with marine life. Watamu enjoys access to some of the most pristine marine ecosystems. Safe and exciting. Miles of pristine coral reefs, not only protect white sandy beaches, but provide […]

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Under the reef.

Beach and Tides

Your life on the beach in Kenya will be strongly influenced by tides. In fact, with an interval of almost six hours, sea level changes with intervals that may extend beyond 12 ft. At low tide you can take long walks on the sea bed and reach normally submerged islands. At the reception of the […]

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Savannah

We believe that going on safari without a telephoto lens is a pity. But this time we went against the stream because .. sure, the details of wildlife are exciting, but without a wide angle how could we describe the infinite spaces of the savannah, the infinite sky at 360 degrees, the green of the […]

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SOS for a wounded elephant

Pictures in this page were taken by friends Joannis Natsiopoulos and Daniela. They document an exceptional experience that they lived together during a safari in Taita Hills and Tsavo West. Joannis and Daniela have been privileged to rescue a wounded elephant. After spotting it during a game drive in Savannah, they advised David, the owner […]

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Malindi, Kenya: daily life.

Walking through the Malindi streets, next to the fake “original africans” shops, you will find the original ones, those that characterize the local day life.

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Swahili wall carving and Zidaka

Among the most intriguing architectural elements for those who visit the coast of Kenya for the first time, we can certainly include what might be improperly called wall carving, and decorative wall niches “zidaka”. These elements are mainly found in old Swahili houses in Lamu and more rarely in the houses of Malindi, Watamu and Kilifi. […]

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Nazir’s brass

For the western people, used to choose the desired objects on a brochure, in shops or supermarkets, it seems pretty unusual that to buy a lamp you have to select a pattern in the images of a book, make pencil sketches and then look at the craftsman who will create it. This was the case […]

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Offroad comparison :-)

Sure, transportation in the foreground are more environmentally friendly, and modular too: you can go from 2×2 to 4×4 as needed by your load, but also beyond, if required. They have multiple refill-stations available, they use bio-fuels and are certainly lighter and more fuel-efficient. They do travel on all terrains and do not need spare […]

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