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Malindi Marine National Park
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Established in 1968 to protect and conserve a thriving marine ecosystem, Malindi Marine National Park & Reserve is sure to be an amazing treat for all visitors exploring its waters. Covering about 6 sq km, the park is enveloped by a reserve (212 sq km) extending 3.5 nm seaward.

About The Park

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

Marine Animals & Plants

Dolphins
Turtles including the Loggerhead, Green, Hawksbill and the Olive Ridley
Over 300 species of fish including the Barracuda, Sharks, Angel Fish, and Surgeon Fish
Lobsters, Crabs, Clams, Octopus, Star Fish and a variety of other invertebrates
Various species of Algae including Coralline Algae, Fleshy Algae and Algal Turf
Lagoons housing coral gardens including Boulder Coral, Organ Pipe Coral and Stag Horn Coral
Mangroves

Other attractions

Swimming                                                Boat & Dhow rides                                              Resource Centre
Diving & snorkelling                                 Sun bathing                                                        Educational Tours
Wind & Jet Surfing                                 Terrestrial Plants                                                 Picnics & barbecues          
Migrant Shore Birds                                Terrestrial Birds                                                   Insects

HOW TO GET THERE

By Road

Take the Mombasa-Malindi highway, a distance of 118 km from Mombasa

By Air

Use Malindi Airport

Navigating the Marine Park

Take a guided tour using glass boats belonging to the local boat operators at negotiated rates      

PARK ENTRY FEES

                                                                Student                              Child                                     Adult

Citizens                                                 Kshs 50                                 Kshs 50                                Kshs 100
Residents                                             Kshs 100                               Kshs 150                              Kshs 300
Non-residents                                     USD 5                                    USD 5                                   USD 10

WHERE TO STAY
Self contained cottages
Campsites
For more alternatives in the Malindi area click under accommodation on the home page

GENERAL FACTS
It is richly endowed with fringing & patch reefs distributed along the seaward edge of Barracuda Channel. Tourism activity is concentrated mainly in the North Reef (a large patch reef) area further offshore.

Learn more about how community based programs initiated by KWS are helping alleviate poverty and boost management & conservation efforts 

Located

South of Malindi town, neighbouring the Gede Ruins and Arabuko Sokoke National Park

Weather Conditions

Are generally pleasant all year round with long rains experienced from April to May and short rains from October to December (siltation & sedimentation of the reefs at this time of the year causes reduced visibility)

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