Mombasa Marine National Park

Mombasa Marine National Park

Allure of natural beauty” Warm Azure Ocean, swaying coconut palms on white sandy beaches are to be found in the Mombasa Marine National Park and Reserve. The park lies between the Mtwapa and Tudor Creeks and its blue waters are ideal for windsurfing, water skiing, and snorkeling and diving. They also provide a home to a colorful variety of marine species including crabs, starfish, stonefish, cucumbers sea urchins, corals, turtles, seagrasses, and interesting migratory birds including crab plovers.

Explore Mombasa Marine National Park is the most popular of the marine protected areas due to ease of accessibility and a favorite among Mombasa snorkelers and scuba diving due to its abundant marine life, beautiful blue water, and spectacular coral reefs. The high number of north coast accommodations in Nyali and Bamburi draws in thousands of tourists from around the world.  Kenyan coast stretches for 143 miles (230 kilometers) along the shoreline. The reef plays an important role in the ocean ecosystem by providing safety and food to almost one million species of marine life. The various colors, shapes, and sizes of the coral are incredible and some of the species that you may see in the Indian Ocean are the brain coral, pavona coral, open-branched stag’s horn coral, corpora coral, and Favia coral.

Aquatic sea life thrives in the park and many species are represented, such as sea urchin, crab, starfish, octopus, jellyfish, sea cucumber, and many more, The thriving coral attracts a variety of fish, such as multi-colored angelfish, green parrotfish, butterflyfish, zebrafish, lionfish and small damselfish. You may also see some of the larger marine life, such as shark, rays, various turtle, including loggerhead, leatherback, hawksbill and green sea turtle, and dolphin, including bottlenose, spinner, and humpback.

Size of Mombasa marine national park

Mombasa Marine National Park and Reserve is a marine park and national reserve in Mombasa, Kenya. The park is 10 km2 (2,500 acres) while the reserve is 200 km2 (49,400 acres).

Location of Mombasa marine national park

Mombasa  Marine National Park is located in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Kenya. It is claimed to be the oldest Marine Park in Africa. It is protected and administered by the Kenya Wildlife Service.

How to get to Mombasa marine national park

There are various local agents who offer boats for hire to get into the Marine Park. There are quite a good number of companies offering water sports facilities. These firms are spread along the beach.

Getting to Mombasa is easy you can take the train or fly or drive depending on the choice of the travelers but we recommend flying to Mombasa.

Things to do in Mombasa marine national park

It is a short, easy boat ride from Mombasa’s main tourist areas and is popular for snorkeling, diving, fishing.

But besides the activities, this is one of the best places for taking relaxing beach holidays in Kenya, and also exceptional honeymoon holidays are a must here.

When to visit Mombasa Marine National Park

Mombasa during turtle breeding and hatching season, recommends that you visit the beaches of Watamu to watch these large, slow-moving animals lay their eggs in the sand and leaving back for the ocean. Hatching happens around 60 days later. With average temperatures in the 70 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit (21 to 33 Celsius) and relatively high humidity levels, snorkeling or diving lets you cool in the midst of a very warm day. The southeast monsoon winds that blow from April to October and northeast winds from November to March can affect your diving conditions Kenya’s reefs are recognized as one of the world’s top three dive sites in the world by experienced divers, with the other two being the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and the Red Sea Reef. The waters along the Kenyan shore are always crystal clear and warm. Wreck and night.

Where to stay in Mombasa marine national park

Travelers can stay at the Mombasa beach hotel and from here many activities can be done.


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