Malindi Marine Park And Reserve

Malindi Marine Park And Reserve

LOCATED
–     At the Kenya North Coast Magnificent Indian Ocean 110kms from Mombasa

ALTITUDE
–     3 to 5m

AREA
–     219km²

PARK ENTRANCE PAYMENT METHOD
–     Kenya Wildlife Service Prepaid Tickets or Cash

ACCOMMODATIONS
–     A Big variety in Malindi Town

ACCESS
–     By Road approx. 2 hours’ drive from Mombasa; Daily scheduled flights from Nairobi and Mombasa

ATTRACTIONS
–     Boat Excursions, Magical Island, Nature Walks, Diving, Marine Life – Sea Turtles, Dolphins, Crabs

The marine park is endowed with magnificent resources such as fringing reefs, coral gardens in the lagoons, sea grass beds, mangroves, mudflats, and high fish diversity, marine mammals. Malindi Marine Park and Reserve was the first marine protected area in Kenya, established in 1968 and designated as a Biosphere Reserve under the Man & Biosphere Reserve programme of UNESCO in 1979. It is enveloped by a national reserve and a 100 ft strip of coastal land starting from Vasco-da-Gama pillar to Watamu. Prolific marine life includes crabs, corals, sea urchins, jellyfish, sea stars, and sea cucumbers. Different varieties of coral species comprise of Acropora), Turbinaria and Porites. Temperature ranges from 20-300 degrees Celsius and rainfall from 200mm – 700 mm. Campsite has cool shade of indigenous trees which provides scenic and serene environment with a marked nature trail. Your stay here will bring back memories of unspoiled splendor because nature is precisely as it was intended to be. Equipped with two erected barbeque and cooking area, working security lights, two flush toilets, two pit latrines and five showers. Other environmentally friendly recreational activities, Glass bottom boat rides, Nature walk along the beach, Picnicking and barbeque in the magical islands, Sea bird watching, Snorkeling at coral gardens, Sunbathing, Swimming in the warm ocean water, Trips to Manyugu, a tidal Island, where you can have fresh food, Visits to the coral gardens to see tropical fish in their habitats.

 

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