Do you know why Kiunga Marine National Reserve is called an enchanted underwater world?
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The reserve incorporates a chain of about 50 calcareous offshore islands and coral reefs in the Lamu Archipelago, running for some 60 km parallel to the coast in northern Kenya and adjacent to Dodori and Boni National Reserves.
Composed of old, eroded coral,the islands lie around 2 km offshore and inshore of the fringing reef.
They vary in size from a few hundred square metres to 100 hectares or more.
Their walls rise sheer from the surrounding seabed and are usually deeply undercut on the landward side.
The larger islands and the more sheltered inner islands are covered with low, tangled thorny vegetation including grass, aloes and creepers.
The outer islands provide nest sites for migratory seabirds. The reserve conserves valuable coral reefs, sea grass meadows and mangrove forests, with their attendant biodiversity and is also a refuge for sea turtles and dugongs.
Contact details of Kiunga Marine reserve
PO Box 82, Lamu Tel: +254 (0)42 633080, 633194
Contact person Senior Warden
Location Lamu District, Coast province
Distance from Malindi 372 km
Distance from Nairobi 976 km
Size 250 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 reefs, sand dune, Kiwayu Island
Reptiles/fish: sea turtles, olive ridley and leatherback turtles, reef fish Insects/arthropods: lobsters, sea urchins, sea star, crabs, mosquito.
Roads: Kiunga is a remote, unspoilt village on the mainlandabout 150 km east of Lamu Airstrips: One at Dodori N. Reserve
By Sea: from Lamu access can be had to Kiwayu Island by dhow or speedboat
Accommodation in Kiunga Marine reserve There is currently no accommodationin the reserve
Best time to visit All year round
Activities in Kiunga Marine reserve Wind surfing, snorkelling, waterskiing, sunbathing, diving.