The Malindi Marine National Park and Reserve is located in Malindi, Coast of Kenya.
This marine park is under the protection of Kenya Wildlife Service and is the oldest marine park in Africa.
The Park has a great marine life. It has mangroves, mudflats, marine mammals, turtles, and a variety of birds.
The Arabuko Sokoke forest found in this area and contains many unique and rare species of butterflies, birds, plants, amphibians among others.
Malindi town is very close to Watamu town/village about 15 km. It is about 120 km from Mombasa.
This town lies in the Malindi bay at the mouth of Galana River.
It is the largest Town in Kilifi County and rs the second-largest Town on the coast of Kenya.
the major economic activity that drives the economy of this town. Italians are
the major tourists here.
Malindi Marine National Park Attractions
Why is the park popular? Here is why.
- Oldest marine park in Africa
- Tropical Beaches
- A beautiful Island
- Coral gardens
- Marine mammals
- A wide variety of including the zebrafish
- Sea turtles
- Seagrass beds
- Mudflats/tidal flats
Malindi Marine National Park Animals/Wildlife
The marine park has a wide variety of marine mammals, turtles, fishes (zebrafish), crabs, and dolphins among others.
It has also a wide species of shore birds.
Malindi Weather and Climate
Malindi temperatures are about 25°C on average. Rainfall is about 450 mm annually on average.
There 2 main rain seasons: Long rains from March to April and short rains from November to December.
When to Visit
This gives you a ticket to visit this brilliant marine park all year round.
Things to do
With marine life or seaside comes the most popular and interesting activities which include;
- Glass bottom boat rides
- Water skiing
- Beach walks
- Camping and
- Bird watching
How to get there
By Road– Malindi town is about 110 km North of Mombasa.
By Air-Malindi Airport is the only airport around for tourist
Malindi Marine National Park Entrance Fees
The park charges are friendly. Check this out.
Citizens (KES): Adult 130, Child 125
Residents (KES): Adult 300, Child 170
Non-residents (USD): Adult 17, Child 13
You can use M-Pesa, VISA Card, or direct bank deposit to Kenya Wildlife Services to pay.
You can contact KWS through
Landline: 020 2335684
Email: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Malindi Marine National Park Accommodation
Hotels near the Malindi Marine National Park and Reserve include;
- Jua Baharini-Malindi
- Sandies Tropical Village-Casuarina, Malindi
- Double Heart Malindi Resort-Makaburini, Malindi
- Scorpio Villas-Casuarina Malindi
- African House Resort-Casuarina, Malindi
- Diamonds Dream of Africa -Casuarina Rd, Malindi
- Kenya House Boutique Hotel-Malindi
- St Gotthard Motel Bar & Restaurant-Kwachocha Malindi
Happy marine visit!