Kiunga National Park Kenya
“An Enchanted underwater World “Further north along Kenya’s spectacular Indian Ocean coast is the Kiunga National Reserve. This pristine ecosystem incorporates a chain of about 50 calcareous offshore islands and coral reefs in the Lamu Archipelago. Visitors can view the teeming sea life in the coral reefs, sea grass and extensive mangrove forests which are a refuge for sea turtles and dugongs. The reserve provides ideal opportunities for wind surfing, diving and snorkelling, water skiing and sunbathing.
Kiunga Marine Park and reserve forms a chain of more than 30 islands engraved with beautiful coral reefs from the Lamu Archipelago stretching 60km north along Dodori and Boni Marine reserves from main land Kenya. All 50 islands of this Kenya Wildlife and marine reserve are covered with low tangled thorny shrubs, grass, aloes, creepers and mangrove forests. The national park receives a few migratory birds in most months of the year most of them are sea birds such as Crab plover.
The Marine Park and reserve is normally good for windsurfing, snorkelling, water skiing, sunbathing and Diving. However, some of its spectacular sights include sea turtles, reef fish, olive ridley, lobsters, sea urchins, crabs and leather back turtles
Visit the park is quite easy; there is a boat from Lamu town and one airstrip at Dodori National Reserve, from where you can catch a boat to reach all the islands of Kiunga Marine Reserve.
Size of Kiunga national park Kenya
Kiunga Park covers 270 square kilometres (100 sq mi). The park covers an area with approximately 50 islands and coral reefs in the Lamu Archipelago. It borders the Boni and Dodori National Reserves.
Location of Kiunga national park
Kiunga Marine National Reserve is situated along the Indian Ocean coast of Lamu District, Coast Province, Kenya
Things to do in Kiunga national park
This ecosystem incorporates a chain of about 50 calcareous offshore islands and coral reefs in the Lamu Archipelago. Attractions here include reptiles such as sea turtles, olive ridley, and reef fish. Surfing, diving, snorkelling, water skiing and sunbathing are other activities that are of interest to tourists.
When to visit Kiunga national park
January to march is the warm months while cooler temperature occurs in July to September. In April and May that’s rainy season here the area receives heavy rains and the park receives shorter rains in November.
Where to stay in Lamu-kiunga marine national park
The national park has few accommodation options in the area both luxury and mid-range the below lodges can be used while you visit Kiunga marine national park.
- Majlis resort and manda bay for luxury option
- kizingo and kipunga for mid-range option.
THINGS TO DO
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|Sea Turtle watching in Kiunga national park|
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|Surfing safaris in Kiunga national park|
|Diving safaris in Kiunga national park|
|Snorkeling in Kiunga national park|
|Water skiing and Sunbathing in Kiunga national park|
HOW TO GET THERE
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WHEN TO VISIT
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WHERE TO STAY
|Munira Island Camp|
|Kiwayu Safari Village|