Best of Kenya’s Marine Park Experience at the Kenyan North Coast – 8 Days / 7 Nights
Highlights: This is an unforgettable trip that will take you to Kenya’s best marine parks which include Kisite-Mpunguti Marine Park, Mombasa Marine National Park, Watamu Marine National Park, Malindi Marine Park and Kiunga Marine National Reserve.
Day 1: Arrival – Mombasa - Mombasa Marine Park.
On arrival at Moi International airport, Mombasa, you will be met by the tour manager and be briefed about the tour. Alternatively, if you are already accommodated in a hotel , we will pick you up after breakfast and then brief you about your tour to Mombasa Marine National Park. You will get a chance to view marine life which include crabs, corals, sea urchins, jelly fish, sea stars and sea cucumbers. Besides taking a view of the beautiful coral garden ,you can sunbathe on the pristine beaches ,or enjoy relaxing water sports, like scuba diving and snorkeling. Lunch at a restaurant in town. Later in afternoon you can visit Old Mombasa town or Fort Jesus Museum. Marine Park will offer you an unforgettable paradise of beautiful sun , safe ocean adventure and sandy beach. The park is 210 km2. The place is ideal for diving. Dinner and overnight stay in a Mombasa hotel
Day 2: Kisite-Mpunguti Marine Park.
After breakfast we depart for south coast to Kisite-Mpunguti Marine Park. Kisite Mpunguti is home to dolphins and the coconut crabs, turtles and whale sharks and also pelagic feeding birds. Activities here include; diving, snorkeling, sailing and swimming .Lunch at Wasini Island Restaurant. Later in the afternoon you can visit the Shimoni slave caves. The park is 120km from Mombasa.
Kisite is an enchanted realm of living coral gardens, sculpted islands, wheeling sea birds and sparkling clear seas. The park promises an underwater world of unbelievable color, discovery and vibrancy. Kisite and Mpunguti Marine Parks are located on the south coast off Shimoni and south of Wasini Island in Kwale District. Kisite park covers 11sq km while Mpunguti reserve covers 28 sq km. The park lies 6km off the Kenyan coast (at Shimoni) and 8km north of Tanzania. The complex covers a marine area with four small islands surrounded by coral-reef. Kisite island is a small waterless coral island.The three other coral islets in the park (Mpunguti ya Juu, Mpunguti ya Chini and Liwe la Jahazi) lie closer to the larger Wasini Island .The surrounding waters have well developed coral gardens and a large variety of fish. Many sea birds in large nesting colonies and internationally significant numbers of crab-plover and roseate tern. Other bird species include Crested guinea fowl, Hornbills, Turaco, Barbets, Honey guide, Woodpecker, Flycatcher, Shrikes, Orioles, Sun birds and many others.