Kinondo Kwetu

Mombasa, Kenya

Kinondo Kwetu

Kinondo Kwetu is a secluded luxury retreat on Kenya's southern coastline, not far from Mombasa, with room for no more than 38 guests.

Kinondo Kwetu is situated on a stunning Indian Ocean beach on the southern coast of Kenya, about 1½ hours south of Mombasa. With only 16 rooms and space for no more than 38 guests, this secluded luxury retreat is perfect for honeymooners.

Kinondo Kwetu contains within its grounds two swimming pools, a horse stable, tennis court, library and lounge, while on the ocean, Kinondo Kwetu facilitates an array of water activities, including excellent diving.

Kinondo Kwetu is a beautiful lodge with a welcoming, tranquil atmosphere. There are lots of spots where you can find peace and seclusion; in the lodge's airy living room, in one of the watch towers, where you can watch the sun set over the sea, on a cliff overlooking the ocean, or on the long stretch of white-sand beach that's only a few steps away from your room.


There are 16 rooms at Kinondo Kwetu, split across the original residence (Mama Tia Villa), a beach cottage, and five separate garden cottages. Two of the rooms are family suites accommodating up to five.

Each of the rooms at Kinondo Kwetu has been individually decorated and has its own distinctive character. They are spacious and comfortably furnished. All rooms are air-conditioned.


Kinondo Kwetu is booked on a full-board basis. The menus are set, and served in different venues. Three-course lunches are typically served at tables on the beach, or sometimes in the garden, dinners may be taken in the main house, or privately on the beach.

The menus focus on local fare, seafood and a selection of international dishes.


- Swimming pool
- Restaurant and bar
- Lounge & library
- Tennis courts

Activities (most at additional cost)

- Diving
- Fishing
- Snorkelling in the reefs
- Horse-riding
- Mountain biking
- Water sports (paddle boarding, water skiing, canoeing)
- Catamaran

Child Policy

Children of all ages are welcome.

Responsible Tourism

The owners have set up the Kinondo Kwetu Foundation to help support the local village of Kinondo and its inhabitants, many of whom work at the hotel. For more, see the Kinondo Kwetu Trust website.

Special Offer

Honeymoon Discount (2023)
One partner stays at a 50% discounted rate, applicable throughout the year, except during Christmas and New Year peak season (19 Dec to 8 Jan).

Stay-Pay Specials (2023)
Stay 4 nights, Pay 3  – valid 1 Sep to 16 Oct  & 2 Nov to 19 Dec
Stay 5 nights, Pay 4 – valid 6 Mar to 20 Oct  & 6 Nov to 19 Dec
Stay 7 nights, Pay 6 – valid 10 Jan to 5 Mar & 21 Oct to 5 Nov

Kinondo Kwetu also offers excellent family rates and specials, including complimentary stays for children under the age of 16 when booked in combination with sister properties Cottar's 1920s and Lewa House. Contact us for more details, or for help designing a family safari and beach itinerary that takes advantage of the best currently available offers.