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Safari in Kenya

Even though a few camps and companies, more keen on doing business than evoking emotions, present an altered image of these African adventures in some ways, it is very easy to stay far away from the chaotic mini-buses overflowing with plastic tourism

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Watamu or Malindi ?

Watamu or Malidi? Where choose our hotel between the two locations? This is a frequently asked question for those who want to visit the north Kenya coast, to which I can only respond “it depends”. What are the substantive differences between the two…

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Shark Whale in Kenya

The whale shark is the largest non-cetacean animal in the world, and is an attraction in Kenya. The video linked from You Tube posted by Volker Bassen shows the wonderful Kenya seafloor and the work of the East African Whale Shark Trust

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The Constant Gardener

During the construction of Lonno Lodge, I remember reading the fictional book by John Le Carrè “The Constant Gardener”; of course it wasn’t about gardening: The main characters, Justin, a career diplomat and amateur gardener at the British High Commission in Nairobi and Tessa his activist wife. Tessa was killed while travelling with a doctor […]

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The Marvel of Mangroves

For centuries, mangrove forests were considered as useless swamps. Today many mangroves have been cleared to make way for development. But mangroves are a vital resource to Kenya’s coastal communities, providing fish, timber firewood and other products. They are a resource that deserves our care, attention and sound conservation management. Mangrove forests once covered some […]

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Weaver Birds

For some years now, coinciding with the arrival of peak season in November, Lonno Lodge has been visited by a large group of weaver birds (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ploceidae); some are yellow with a red head, others are yellow with a sort of black mask over their eyes. These incredible “craftsmen” quickly begin to weave long “casuarina” needles, […]

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Watamu Beach. A Superlative Synthesis of Kenya’s Coast

Kenya’s 434 km of coastline is a continuous metamorphosis of scenery. Long, white sand beaches are interrupted by inlets which give rise to immense expanses of mangroves, low cliffs, bays, small archepelagos and deep inlets. Every tourist town in Kenya is characterised by one of these landscapes, not just Watamu with its 15 km of […]

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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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