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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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Resort, Lodge or Boutique Hotel?

Who are we? Sooner or later we have to ask ourselves this question. Resort Lodge Hotel or Boutique hotel? We’ve even searched on Wikipedia, but….. :-)
A wonderful recommendation sent by one of our very kind guests lets us explain what Lonno Lodge is.

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Artisans in Quality, also in Hospitality

When talking about products, the difference between industrial and artisan is clear to all, but perhaps it is less clear when talking about the tourism sector. The hotel industry claims to offer a high level product, but often achieves only an standardized product that amazes with ‘special effects’ but that inevitably lacks attention to individual […]

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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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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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