Watamu Beach is part of Kenya’s 434 km of coastline, 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 […]
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 […]
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
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.
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…
Small shops made of sheet metal, bearing names that are sometimes knock-offs of famous name brands, manage to get a smile, crammed full with knickknacks made of soap stone and wood, frames and baubles that have more ethnic than commercial value …
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
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 […]
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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