Will you be surprised if I call Kisite Mpunguti Marine National Park an enchanted underwater realm?
Do you want to know why I’m calling it an enchanted underwater realm?
Everything you need to learn about Kisite Mpunguti Marine game reserve is on this site.
Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park is located on the south coast off Shimoni and south of Wasini Island in Kwale District on the south Kenyan coast near the Tanzanian border.
The complex covers a marine area with four small islands surrounded by coral reef. Kisite island is a small waterless coral island, 8 km offshore in the Marine Park.
Coral platforms around the raised central portion are exposed at low tide.
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, are scrub covered and support no significant wildlife or birds.
The surrounding waters have well developed coral gardens and a large variety of fish.
PO Box 55, Ukunda Kwale District Tel: +254 (0)40 52027 Email:email@example.com
Contact person Senior Warden
Kwale District, Coast Province. The Marine Park lies 6 km off the Kenyan Coast (at Shimoni) and 8 km north of the Tanzania.
Distance from Mombassa 120 km
Distance from Nairobi 550 km
Size 39 square km
Park fees Go to www.kws.go.ke or contact tour operator.
The coast is humid with mean annual temperatures ranging from 22-34°C rainfall is about 500 mm per annum
Coral Gardens Marine life: Comprises more than 250 recorded species, including fish, dolphins, sea turtles, whales, corals, sea grass, and gastropods. Birds: many seabirds in large nesting colonies and internationally significant numbers of crab-plover and roseate tern.
Roads: 40 km from Mombasa via Diani and Kwale
The Shimoni Bandas, a picnicsite, information centre
Best time to visit
All year round
Swimming, sailing, snorkelling,Diving