Mombasa Marine National park & Reserve is located in Mombasa County. This marine park is under the protection of Kenya Wildlife Services.
It is the most heavily visited of Kenya’s marine parks due to its popular white sandy beaches.
The park consists of warm Azure Ocean, coconut palms, and white sandy beaches and lies between Mtwapa and Tudor Creeks.
Its warm blue waters provide a home to a variety of marine species
Mombasa Marine National park & Reserve attractions
Why is this park popular? Here are its facts
- Brilliant coral reefs
- Seagrasses and Marine algae
- A wide variety of Marine life
- Abundant birdlife
Mombasa Marine National park & Reserve Animals/Marine life
It has a wide variety of marine species which include Crabs, Corals, Sea urchins, Jellyfish, Sea stars, Sea cucumbers, turtles, seagrasses, Starfish, and Stonefish.
Many sea birds in large nesting colonies including Club plover and Roseate tern
Things to do
You can indulge in a number of activities which include
- Sun bathing
- Water skiing
- Wind surfing
Mombasa Marine National park & Reserve Climate & Weather
The climate here is hot and humid. It is characterized by warm tropical conditions with temperatures varying from 25°C-31°C.
When to Visit
You can visit all year round
What to Wear/Carry on this Visit
- Insect repellent especially the Mosquito
- If you are camping please carry camping equipment
- Also picnic items, drinking water, camera, and guide book
- Wear sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses to avoid the scorching sun
- Footwear should be sandals/flip flops to protect your feet from the reef
- T-shirts due to sunburn
- A friend(s)
How to get there
By Road-it is set in Mombasa 487 km from Nairobi. Use a boat to get to the five entry gates; Serena Gate on the Beach of Serena Hotel, Severin Gate on the beach of Severin Hotel, and Travellers Gate on the beach of Travellers Hotel, Nyali Gate at the park HQ, and Voyager Gate at the Voyager Water Sports Area.
By Air-You can also fly to Mombasa.
Mombasa Marine National Park & Reserve Entrance Fees/Charges
Entry Fees is as follows:
Citizens (KES): Adult 130 Child 125
Residents (KES): Adult 300 Child 170
Non-residents (KES): Adult 17 Child 13
You can reach Kenya wildlife Service Warden through
Telephone: +254 (020) 2317371
Mombasa Marine National Park & Reserve Hotels & Lodges
Mombasa Hotels and Lodges near this park include:-
- Hotel English Point & Spa
- Travellers Beach Hotel
- Serena Beach Resort & Spa
- Voyager Beach Resort
- Severin Sea Lodge
- Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa
- PrideInn Express Nyali
- Nyali Sun Africa Beach Hotel & Spa
- PrideInn Hotel Mombasa
- Nyali Beach Holiday Resort
- Sun Africa Beach Resort
- The Reef Hotel Mombasa
See also other Kenya National Parks & Reserves