Perched on a steep scarp above the Manolo River, in the Shimba Hills, a 45-minute drive from the coast south of Mombasa, Kutazama is an exclusive boutique lodge with just two suites. The lodge is the long-term project of British owners and hosts Gill and Garry Richardson, veterans of long careers in Africa, who live here permanently, with their six dogs.
Our view of Kutazama
We haven’t stayed at Kutazama (with only two suites, it’s often full), but we have visited, twice, in 2012. Each time, we’ve been wowed by the location, the beauty of the setting and landscaping, the stunning, panoramic views from the knock-out pool, and the enthusiastic and engaging welcome from the owners. Meals here are reputed to be outstanding, so we think Kutazama is perfect as a final treat after a few days in a beach hotel, especially if you like dogs.
Kutazama's outstanding location and double-tier pool make it unique in Kenya.