Marine National Park

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

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.

Tourism is the major economic activity that drives the economy of this town. Italians are the major tourists here.

Malindi Marine National Park Attractions

Marine National Park
Coral

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
  • Dolphins
  • Sea turtles
  • Seagrass beds
  • Mudflats/tidal flats

Malindi Marine National Park Animals/Wildlife

Mombasa Marine National park
Turtle

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;

  • Diving
  • Glass bottom boat rides
  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing
  • Water skiing
  • Sunbathing
  • 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.

Park contacts

You can contact KWS through

Landline: 020 2335684
Email: malindimarine@jambo.co.ke / malindimarine@kws.go.ke

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!

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