Kisite Mpunguti Marine Reserve

This marine complex covers an area of four small islands fringed by raised coral reefs that makes 28q km of Mpunguti Reserve. Kisite Park covers an area of 11sq km on a coral island 8 km offshore in the Marine reserve. The Park also occupies three other coral islets of Mpunguti ya Juu, Mpunguti ya Chini and Liwe la Jahazi near Wasini Island.

Attractions

The surrounding waters of this Kenya marine reserve and park have beautiful coral gardens that have remained intact for several ages. Some of the colorful coral species include Staghorn, mushroom and pencil species.

More than 250 species of fish have been recorded with varieties such as tiger fish, angel fish, star fish, frigate mackerel, scorpions, rays, snappers, groupers, moray eels, damselfish, wrasses and rock rod. Dolphins, sea turtles, Humpack whales, whale sharks and hawksbill turtles are regular sights in the marine park/reserve. The whales are seasonal visitors to this low tide water area

Sea birds such as seagull, crab-plover and roseate tern adorn the skies of the reserve in large colonies creating one whole marine paradise on the Kenyan coast

How to get there

Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park is on the south Kenya coast in the district of Kwale 6km off Shimoni and south of Wasini Island, 8km near the Tanzanian border. By park is accessed by road from Nairobi (550km) and 40km on Mombasa highway via Diani and Kwale.

Accommodation is available from Shimoni Bandas which has a picnic site & an information centre. Luxury accommodation is available from Mombasa Hotels like Mombasa Serena  Beach Hotel and Spa. You can visit the park all through the year and enjoy swimming, diving and sailing on the turquoise waters for your Kenya beach holidays.

 

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