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Shopping in Watamu

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 …

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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 75% […]

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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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Kenya Residents

Are you a Kenya resident or are you working in Kenya? Romantic getaway or family holiday? Kenya has all to offer, with so many things to discover. Stay at Lonno Lodge for the #MakeItKenya campaign and get 25% OFF!!

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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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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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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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Bacon Wrapped Prawns

Bacon. Cured, smoked and thinly sliced strips of intense savouriness. What’s better than perfectly pan-fried bacon? Crisp bacon wrapped around a delicate prawn. This is the perfect starter if you crave a reminder of the ocean with a subtle saltiness to kick-start your appetite.

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