Kiunga Marine National Reserve

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Do you know why Kiunga Marine National Reserve is called an enchanted underwater world?

Do you need information about Kiunga game reserve in Kenya?

On this site we are privileged to give you detailed info about the wildlife in Kiunga national park and all you need to know about its tourist attractions in Kenya.

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.

islands and coral reefs in the Lamu Archipelagoislands and coral reefs in the Lamu Archipelago

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.

Fish Breeding Area in Kiunga MarineFish Breeding Area in Kiunga Marine National Reserve

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 or contact tour operator

Kiwayu Island in  Kiunga Marine reserveKiwayu Island in Kiunga Marine reserve

Climatic conditions of Kiunga Marine reserve 

.The coast is humid with mean annual temperatures ranging from 22-34°C. Rainfall is about 500 mm per annum

Major Attraction

 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.

Fisher men in Kiunga Game ReserveFisher men in Kiunga Game Reserve

Access to Kiunga Marine reserve 

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. 

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