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best marine national parks in Kenya

best marine national parks in Kenya

Last updated on October 12th, 2023 at 03:25 pm

Here is a list of the best marine national parks in Kenya. These are among the most fun places you can visit in Kenya today.

  • A marine park consists of an area of ​​ocean or lake set aside to protect a particular habitat and ensure a sustainable environment for the species there.
  • The marine park protects important marine and coastal areas, including reefs, reefs, mangroves, all aquatic plants and animals, isolated waters, coastal waters, harbors and the river.

Sometimes, water parks can also be used for recreation. A water park has been established in Kenya on the coast of Kenya, which is well known as a tourist destination in Africa.

best marine national parks in Kenya

Here is a list of all water parks in Kenya in no particular order.

1. Watamu Marine National Park

Watamu Marine Park is part of a marine complex and marine habitat along the coast of Kenya that is home to a variety of fish, birds, turtles and dugongs. It covers about 10 square kilometers.

Visitors can participate in many activities, including water skiing, snorkeling, windsurfing, and glass-bottom sailing.

For more information, you can contact +254 729 548 373.

2. Mombasa Water National Park and Reserve.

It lies between the Mtwapa and Tudor streams. It boasts a stretch from coconut palms to white sand beaches and azure blue waters that are perfect for water skiing, windsurfing, snorkeling and diving.

It is home to turtles, crabs, starfish, stonefish, cucumbers, sea urchins, corals and crabeaters. The park covers an area of ​​about 210 square kilometers.

For any query, you can contact +254 20 231 7371.

3. Mwiri National Park and Kiunga Reserve

It is a pristine ecosystem that includes a chain of about 50 isolated islands and coral reefs in the Lamu Archipelago. It covers about 270 square kilometers. It offers good opportunities for sailing, sunbathing, snorkeling, diving and water skiing.

For any questions, you can contact +254 721 686 034.

4. Malindi Marine National Park and Reserve

It is blessed with beautiful coral reefs and lagoons, freshwater lagoons, seagrass beds, mangroves, mud flats, marine life, turtles and shorebirds. Visitors can enjoy glass bottom boating, snorkeling, camping, and walking along the beach.

It covers about 213 square kilometers.

For any enquiries, you can email malindimarine@jambo.co.ke/malindimarine@kws.go.ke.

5. Mpunguti Marine Park and Reserve

Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park was established to protect the beautiful islands and unique habitats of marine animals and migratory birds. It is one of the most popular snorkeling sites on the Coast.

It includes about 250 recorded species of fish, 70 resident dolphins, more than 140 species, whales, turtles, seaweeds, gastropods and 56 genera of corals.

It covers about 39 square kilometers.

For any question, you can contact +254 723 929 766/020-354 9520.

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