Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park
– In the Kenya South Coast 85 km from Mombasa and 12 from Shimoni
PARK ENTRANCE FEE METHOD
– Kenya Wildlife Service Prepaid Tickets or Cash
– Lots of options in Diani and Msambweni
– By Boat
– Dolphins, Coral Gardens, Snorkelling, Diving and Bird Watching
Kisite Marine Park is an official no-take-zone, which means nothing natural should be removed dead or alive. The marine park is located on the south coast,. The ecosystem covers a marine area with four small islands surrounded by coral-reef. Kisite Island is covered in low grass and herbs while Munguti Islands have dense coastal equatorial forest. Sea grasses Cymodocea serrulata and Syringodium isoetifolium cover a large area of the sub-littoral zone of the reef. Marine algae include Padina commersonii, Dictyota bartayresiana, Bostrychia binderi, Ulva lactuca, Dictyosphaora, Udotea indica, and Halimeda opuntia. Major attractions include the dolphins, coral gardens and it is an important site for Snorkelling, diving and bird watching. The beautiful sandy beach is good for environmentally friendly recreational activities. Mpunguti Reserve allows controlled fishing but only using traditional, non-destructive fishing methods. Park boundaries are marked by mooring buoys to reduce conflict between management, the community, boat operators and other resource users. Moorings within the park are designed to prevent anchor damage to coral reefs. Kisite Mpunguti is very addictive and its creation, nature, wonders are just amazing, exciting and thrilling. Be it be under water marine life, birds or coastal forests, mangroves, the scenic islands, beaches, it’s all here. Addicted snorkelers tell us that Kisite far surpasses anything they have seen elsewhere on the Kenyan coast.