Explore Marine Parks Along the Kenyan Coast

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Kenya is well known for its wildlife especially the Big Five. They are an attraction to local and foreign tourists. The game parks amazingly attract so many holidaymakers. This is a good precedence for the tourism sector. However, there is the untapped potential of the marine parks. They are a fascinating feature in the Kenya’s tourism sector. Jovago.com travel advisors gives you more insights to these attractions.

MARINE-PARK

Watamu Marine National Park, source: watamu.biz

Watamu offers three magnificent bays to explore. Due to its proximity to the Tsavo National Park, Kenya’s oldest and largest National Park, visitors to Watamu can also take a day trip safari to view the game animals.

Bird watchers too can enjoy their stay at Watamu, with hundreds of bird species found in the nearby Arabuko-Sokoke Forest and around the Mida Creek Reserve. Migrants and local species of birds can be seen here including African Pygmy Kingfishers, Osprey, and many other species. At Mida Creek there are over 70 aquatic bird species. Nearby is the history rich ancient Gede ruins.

For those looking for adventure, a canoe trip to the romantic islands is the best choice. You can enjoy picnic lunch. Popular from July through to May is game fishing. Here fish species like with Billfish, Sailfish, and Black Marlin can be found in the water.

WASINI ISLAND AND KISITE-MPUNGUTI MARINE PARK

Here you can swim in your own personal aquarium and a colorful coral garden. It is considered by many to be the finest marine park in Kenya and requires a boat trip to visit it, as the park is between 8km out to sea. The reef is deep enough to be protected by clumsy feet and is in excellent health. A dhow trip to the marine park is often combined with a seafood lunch on Wasini Island and is a very popular way to spend the day.

MALINDI MARINE NATIONAL PARK

Malindi marine park has coral reefs several miles off shore and glass bottomed boats are the usual form of transport to get to the reefs. This allows non-swimmers the opportunity to take a look at the coral and colorful fish, who crowd around the boat expecting to be fed. Once in the water the fish nibble at your fingers and toes if you look like you have something tasty for them. Pretty enticing isn’t it?

Tewa Caves is an amazing place for diving. If diving is your kind of sport you will find this place to be a perfect choice

WATAMU MARINE NATIONAL PARKS

Made up of mangrove forests of Mida Creek, where young coral grows before being riding out on the tide to the main reef. There is plenty of aquatic life for you to see.

Where to stay:

Turtle Bay Beach Club – situated along the best beaches also offers an amazing view of the Indian Ocean front

Ocean Sports Resort a luxurious beachfront resort in Watamu, Kenya. The resort is a choice accommodation for both business travelers and holidaymakers. Its proximity to Malindi airport makes it convenient to travelers

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