Diani Beach

Kinondo Kwetu


Boutique beach retreat

On a tranquil stretch of private sands south of Diani Beach, Kinondo Kwetu is an intimate boutique resort that aims to feel like a home from home.

There are 16 breezy rooms split between five cottages and two houses, all in a laidback Swahili style, with rooms to suit couples, groups and families. A swimming pool, Finnish sauna, yoga platform can be found in the heart of the lodge with a bar and dining area where you’ll enjoy organic, locally sourced produce (if you’re not dining on the beach).

Activity seekers will find watersports such as snorkelling and paddleboarding, horse riding and a tennis court. Diving can also be arranged while other local excursions include the Kaya Kinondo sacred forest and the Shimba Hills Reserve.


At a glance

  • 16 rooms

  • Swimming pool and spa

  • Restaurant and bar

  • Stables and tennis court

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Community & Culture

The Kinondo Kwetu Trust Fund and its health clinic was founded in 2008 to save lives and improve the quality of life for the people in Kinondo villages, where the average income is among the lowest in Kenya. The clinic has since been awarded ‘best clinic in the district’ and caters to over 100,000 patients yearly, helping to reduce the impacts of jigger parasites, HIV, TB and malaria, while greatly improving mortality rates among mothers and infants by providing an alternative to home births. The lodge also supports a primary school in the village.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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