Mombasa Marine National Park
Mombasa Marine National park is a true nature beauty where most visitors get amazed to see beautiful species which they never though that it can also appear on the African continent, just know that Kenya is one of those countries in Africa where you can find such famous and unique water species. However, the park is comprised of coral reefs, palm trees, sandy beaches, azure ocean, marine life, and much more which make travelers ‘’foreigners ‘’ to go wandering about the African continent we are so blessed to host such species. Marine national park is an absolutely attractive place to go to because of the wondrous activities done in blue color water as you go winding such as Diving, sun bathing, snorkeling, waterskiing, windsurfing many more.
The Marine park is a home to colorful variety of marine species such as cucumbers, corals, sea urchins, turtles, sea grasses and unique migratory bird species. However, the area is characterized into two the park and the national reserve each measuring different acres of land. The park raises 10 square kilometers while the national park rises over 200 square kilometers.
Due to its nature beauty it is also close to a tourist area such as famous beaches and they are famous because of snorkeling and diving experience. And it is the most visited Kenya’s marine national parks because it sounds with coral reefs in its waters. Marine park is under governed body of Kenya wildlife service.
Mambosa Marine National Park is located between the Mtwapa and Tudor creeks and it was established in 1986 and far a part of lagoon, back reef, reef crest habitats of the Bamburi-Nyali fringing reef.
The park sits in warm tropical conditions varying at the surface between 25 degrees Celsius and 31degrees Celsius yearly, it also contains stable salinity regimes and moderate nutrients levels.
Attractions to see in Marine park
They include; sea urchins, jelly fish, sea stars, crabs, corals and sea cucumbers and there are other varieties of Coral species composed of Turbinaria and Porites.
The park looks beautiful with its seagrasses and Marine algae.
The place boasts with very many seabirds some are migratory bird species such as crab plover and roseate tern.
Activities done in Marine park include;
View Marine Species
Mambosa Marine national park is famously known of its attractive different water species which can be viewed on your visit to Marine park and such species include; zebra fish, spinner dolphin, shark, dolphin, leather back turtle, parrot fish, green sea turtle, hawksbill, sea cucumber, butterfly fish, angelfish, Octopus, jelly fish, star fish, loggerhead fish many more.
This is awesome experience done at Mambosa Marine national park because it has nice diving sites, wreck which can be done during day time and night. The requirement for diving activity can be hired at recognized companies.
This is so special and interesting experience as a tourist can snorkel in the rewardable clear and safe water as you enjoy clear viewing of Marine life species. Note snorkeling gears are available for hire.
This is absolutely interesting activity done along waters of marine with your packed lunch in order to enjoy the ride while sailing on water vessel as you view beautiful species around and lots of aquatic birds to be viewed.
Travelers who prefer fishing this is a nice place for you and you can as well engage in swimming and get attracted in every bit of the oceans.
The park has got variety of water bird species of which some are residential where as others are migratory birds such as crab plover.
Mombasa Marine national park has got other stunning activities which can be done in here which include; sun bathing, wind surfing, water skiing among others.
On your visit to Mombasa Marine national park never get worried where to stay because the park sounds among the most visited safari destination on African safaris. So Marine park accommodation ranges from Mid-range to Luxury lodges or hotel with good amenities such lodges are Creekside hotel, new palm tree, Alfajiri villas, Afro chic Diani, Funzi keys, reef hotel, Nyali international hotel, plaza hotel, travelers beach hotel, hotel English point hotel and more others.
Best time to visit
Marine park can be best visited during drier seasons or months of June to October and December to February when the sunshine is too much thus giving clear viewing and leave with quite remarkable experience once in life time.
The park can be reached by road from Mombasa city center and then connect to various points by boat to reach one several beach gate such as Serena Gate on the beach of Serena Hotel, Travelers Gate on the beach of Travelers Hotels,Nyali Gate at Mombasa Marine Park Headquarters and Voyager Gate at Voyager water sport Area.
This is the park of its own where you can find different unique and beautiful species and go meandering about African safari destination. The time is now to book your tour package with a trust worthy company, if you don’t mind you can book with us Focus East African Company.