Kinondo Kwetu


Located on a tranquil private beach in a 16 acre plot south of Diani, Kinondo Kwetu offers an impressive selection of luxurious accommodation.

Why you'll love it here

  • Relax on a peaceful private beach in a haven of tranquillity
  • Visit the scared Kaya Forest and the spiritual rituals of the local community
  • Enjoy a wide range of activities to suit all ages
  • Choose from a verity of luxurious and individually designed rooms and villas

Best For

  • Adults Only, Honeymoon, Family,


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Included in your holiday

  • Lounge passes and meet & greet service in UK airports
  • Transfers to and from your hotel
  • All flight luggage allowances
  • Personal concierge service
  • 24/7 assistance when travelling
  • Full ATOL protection

Full accommodation information

A peaceful and beautiful refuge on the secluded Galu Beach south of Dian. The multi award-winning Kinondo Kwetu is the home to a collection of charming cottages and suites with the option of a exclusive use villa.

Home to Ida and Filip Andersson and their 3 children, a Swedish family related to the famed Baron Blixen, Kinondo Kwetu is often described as a ‘home away from home’ - a paradise for those wanting a more personal experience on the Kenyan coast. Located on a tranquil private beach, distanced from residential neighbours by rocky cliffs and endless beach, Kinondo Kwetu is classified as a ‘Kaya’ area (protected by the National Museum) due to its surrounding holy forests and sacred land.


Kinondo Kkwetu rooms are tastefully furnished and decorated with Swahili culture handicraft and antiquities. The property can accommodate upto 43 guests over a verity of suites, cottages and a villa.

Mama Taa Villa

Mama Taa Villa

Mama Taa Villa can be sold individually or the full Villa exclusively
  • Three Suites - Double en-suite bedroom, connecting doors to a lounge area 2nd twin or triple bedroom.  
  • One suite - Double bedroom connects to a small single bedroom.  
  • Two suites - Double en-suite.
  • Andersson room - Double bedroom with enough space for 2-3 children with balcony & sea view. 
  • Borelius Suite - Double en-suite connects to a twin/triple en-suite & sea view...


  • Cottage Shimba, Twiga & Songoro - Three double cottages with king size beds & en-suite bathrooms (no extra beds) with sea view.
  • Cottage Mbuyu - One double bedroom cottage with a connecting single bedroom (shared bathroom) with sea view. 
  • Cottage Ubani Beach House - Double story cottage, upstairs is one en-suite double bedroom with an outside private entrance & downstairs is one en-suite double & 1 single bedroom with connecting doors with sea view. 
Mama Tina Villa and Main House

Mama Tina Villa and Main House

  • One double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with garden view.
  • Two single rooms with queen size beds & shared bathroom (the room interconnects via the bathroom) with garden view.
  • Bar
  • Gym
  • Massage & beauty treatments
  • Wood-fired Sauna
  • Yoga platform with instructors
  • Tennis Courts
  • 2 swimming pools
  • Water sport equipment

A three course lunch and dinner is served in different spots - by the beach under the shade of the trees or in the evening under the stars with bar service.

Dining Experience

Dining Experience

All Fresco dining and in villa dining on request.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner


With their own stables and 4 horses, experienced & young riders can choose to explore the local holy forests or canter along the beach, giving less advanced riders a chance to practice their steps in one of Kinondo Kwetu’s riding paddocks.


Kinondo Kwetu caters for all levels of scuba diving enthusiasts, from beginners taking their first PADI lesson to experienced divers who want to explore the reef. The reef is located so close to the coast, that incredible dives can be taken as near as 5 minutes away by boat! Best time for this is Sept – March when the winds are favourable.


Participate in a great array of waterport activities such as snorkelling, catamaran, canoeing, water skiing, kayaks, kite-surfing and an excursion boat.


Exclusive yoga weeks, drawing masters from all over the world, are held at Kinondo Kwetu several times per year. As a completely holistic experience, not only does the exercise and ambiance give off a sense of health and wellbeing, but even the cuisine is suited to detox and revitalize the body. 


Take a safari to Shimba Hills National Reverse for some wildlife interaction.


Enjoy a tour to Kinondo village where you can witness the community works and purchase some handmade crafts.


Kaya Kinondo is the first Mijikenda sacred forest to open up for controlled ecotourism and the first such activity on the Kenyan Coast. You will discover beautiful trees, corals, spectacular lianas, monkeys, spectacular birdlife as well as the spiritual rituals of the local communities which are carried out in the Kaya.


The Andersson family founded Kinondo Kwetu Health centre in 2008, from 2019 it is a registered Hospital. The health centre has been awarded ‘best clinic in the district’ and caters to over 120,000 patient visits yearly and give birth to 1700 Babies yearly. In addition Kinondo Kwetu supports the village Kindergarden and primary school and are also members of the Colobus Trust and supporters of Whale Shark Trust.


Kenya travel information

  • Time zone: +3 GMT
  • Flight time: 8 hours
  • Recommended airlines: British Airways, Kenya Airlines
  • Currency: Kenyan Shilling
  • Tipping guideline: 10-15%
  • Health considerations: There is a risk of dengue. There is a risk of Zika virus. There is a high risk of malaria in Kenya as a whole, but there is a very low risk of malaria in the city of Nairobi and in the highlands above 2,500m. There is a risk of yellow fever transmission in parts of Kenya and there is a certificate requirement. Yellow fever vaccination is required for travellers arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.
  • Capital: Nairobi
  • Population: 5.6203e+007
  • National languages: English, Swahili
  • Electricity and plugs: Type G, 240V
  • Mobile phone coverage: Good coverage
  • UK passport visa requirements: You need an ETA for Kenya if you have a British passport - apply online

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