“Would you,” asks Jamil, “travel for love to meet a man you’ve never met before?” Detecting an impending good story, the Kenyan in me stirs and swiftly livens with anticipation. Curiosity naturally precedes etiquette and I respond but cautiously with another question: “Why do you ask?” Jamil, a well built man with a flair for […]
According to a recent National Geographic research a whopping 91% of plastic isn’t recycled. Some 12% gets incinerated, and some 79% is in a landfill or sloughing off in the natural environment as litter. Guess what? At some point, much of it ends up in the oceans, the final sink.
A green tourist is one who makes simple and seemingly small choices in order to lessen their negative impact on the environment. With my “leave a place better than you found it” as a guiding principle, here are some tips on how to be an eco-friendly traveller.
A wonderful review from two of our Canadian guests: “This lovely boutique hotel is nestled at the edge of Watamu and is a quick ride by tuktuk into town.”
Look at these two cocktails. Do you see any difference? The two cocktails are identical, but the straws are not. The left straw is a plastic one, single-use straw. And the straw on the right? Stainless steel straws, basically like forks, and knives, and spoons .. same material. Use, wash, repeat.
Tough is the life of a waiter at The Charming Lonno Lodge. To keep up with guests’ expectations, special skills are required 🙂
This is the typical door sign you’re probably already familiar with, so common in all the hotels around the world, but not here at The Lonno Lodge. It is very often the only protection you have when you want to rest a little bit longer or you want some privacy, but not here at The […]
Tripadvisor 2017 Travelers’ Choice Award Winners have just been published, and you know what? Watamu rocks! Yes, that’s right, Watamu is not only one of the 25 2016 best beaches of the whole African continent, but its hospitality has been recognised by TripAdvisor travellers as one of the best in Kenya. In almost every category of the Travelers’ […]
“Do you have games for kids? Yeah, I mean, something like those garden plastic toys for my toddler, you know ..” Garden toys? In a place like Watamu? Here at The Lodge? Well, we have a section of the pool for the youngest ones, then we have all the beachlife you can dream of, we have […]
Well .. being on the equator the definition “roaring forties” is probably not entirely accurate, but .. you get the idea 🙂
Who’s the model and who’s the photographer? When on holiday, with the sea breeze and the relaxed atmosphere, you can choose to be one day taking pictures of your friends, and the following day modelling for them. Clearly, a perfect location like the Lonno Lodge .. helps a lot! 🙂