Kinondo Kwetu is boutique beach lodge located on the exclusive Galu Beach to the south of the busy Diani Beach area on Kenya’s South Coast.

Kinondo Kwetu is an exclusive and upmarket beach property that has character and charm and offers a very personal service for a beach hotel. Whilst it is extremely comfortable, Kinondo does not offer modern 5 star opulence (a few of the rooms don’t have air-conditioning), but rather a tranquil, discerning environment which will be attractive to travellers seeking to avoid large resort hotels. Having used the word ‘tranquil’ above, it is worth pointing out that Kinondo is fantastic for families looking for a more exclusive beach stay, so during certain months of the year (July, August, October and December) you should expect there to be children on the property. With a beautiful beach, friendly and efficient service, good food and a wide variety of activities on offer, Kinondo is one of our favourite beach lodges and it fits really well at the end of a safari.


Kinondo Kwetu comprises of a variety of guest accommodations. The original main house, Mama Tina Villa, has three small rooms; a double en suite and two connecting singles with a shared bathroom, which we really only recommend…


Diani Beach is Kenya’s foremost tourist beach, located some 30 km south of Mombasa. The beautiful 25 km long white-sandy palm tree lined beach stretches from Tiwi beach in the north to Galu beach in the south, and includes the small town…


Kinondo Kwetu is ideal for families seeking a more exclusive, personal beach resort and there are no age restrictions. There are several family suites consisting of two partitioned bedrooms, both with bathrooms attached, and the three bedroomed…

Conservation & community

The Kinondo Kwetu Trust Fund was founded by Ida and Filip Andersson, owners of Kinondo Kwetu, to offer health care and education to the nearby Kinondo villages. The Trust runs a medical centre which provides good health care services…

Location Galu Beach, South Coast
Access Scheduled flight into Diani / Ukunda (30 minute drive from lodge)
Open July to end of April
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Exclusive beach lodge
Focus Beach relaxation
Children No age restriction
Activities Sailing / Kayaks / Snorkelling / Scuba diving / Kite boarding / Windsurfing / Deep-sea fishing / Horse riding / Tennis
Vehicles Closed
Maximum Guests on Vehicle 4-7 (vehicle dependant)
Number of Rooms 15 rooms
Family Accommodation Various two-bedroomed family suites
Bathroom Flush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed shower / Bath (in certain rooms)
Power for charging In room
Lighting Electric
Hairdryer Provided in room
Heating/Cooling Air-conditioning (in all except the two small interconnecting rooms in Mama Tina which have fans)
Room Safe No
Laundry Service Limited
Communication in room No
Wi-Fi Designated areas
Mobile Reception Yes
Swimming 1 adult-only pool / 1 family pool
Wellness Spa / Outdoor gym
Dining Style Private
Drinks Included House drinks
Credit Cards Visa and Mastercard