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Watamu Turtle Watch

Sea Turtle Watch

Watamu has been designated one of Kenya’s three most important nesting sites for sea turtles, with nesting and hatching occurring almost all year round.

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Female Solo Traveller

A small and well deserved indulgence for female solo travellers to celebrate Watamu, in the most romantic getaway on the coast. A double room with no supplement for single occupancy and a complimentary full-body massage on top of the renowned traditional Lonno Lodge hospitality.

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gluten free restaurant ?

Last week one of our guests came to me with a humble question: “By chance, Sylvia, do you know any good nearby gluten free restaurant, for coeliacs?” The request took me by surprise, because we prepare gluten-free meals since the opening of our activity, and in that very same moment I realized that probably we […]

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We love our guests!

We found this lovely Thank You Card in one of our rooms, after the departure of the guests: “Dear Sylvia + Aldo, thank you so much for looking after us so well. We have enjoyed your beautiful paradise here. You made us feel very welcome and fed us too well! We will miss the view of the […]

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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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Stephen, the shoemaker.

In Watamu everybody knows Stephen, the shoemaker. He has a shop, one of the most appreciated by tourists, on the white road to the beach, where he produces wonderful bags and shoes with his old Singer sewing machine

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Diving in Watamu

Have you ever dreamed of scuba diving in warm, tropical waters surrounded by brilliantly coloured tropical fish? Or wished to encounter the oceans’ huge fish and dolphins up close; or to see the fabulous colours of a coral reef, and all the fascinating invertebrates and crustaceans for yourself; or even meet a sea turtle face […]

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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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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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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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