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Malindi Marine National Park

Malindi Marine National Park is a beautiful slice of Kenya’s Indian Ocean coastline as it provides the perfect getaway, from swimming with zebrafish to windsurfing. 

 

Malindi Marine National Park is endowed with magnificent resources such as fringing reefs, coral gardens in the lagoons, seagrass beds, mudflats, mangroves, marine mammals, turtles and various species of shorebirds.

All you Need to Know about Malindi Marine Park

 

Location 

 

Malindi National Park is situated 118 km north of Mombasa.

 

How to Get There

 

There are two ways to get to the park either by road or by air, by road the park is around 110 km from the north of Mombasa, if you choose to go by air then the Malindi Airport will be your arrival point.

 

Climate

 

The area experiences two rainy seasons. The long rainy season lasts from April to May with dusting of rain starting and ending in late March and through June. The long rain is followed by the long dry season lasting from July through October. The short rainy season then starts in November and December before the short dry period in January and February.  

 

Accommodation

 

The Accommodation is available in the campsite in the park and its name is Casuarina where it has comfortable and relaxing accommodation.

 

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Things to Do in Malindi Marine National Park 

 

Tourists can enjoy plenty of activities in the area like glass-bottom boat rides, snorkeling, camping, and beach walks in this beautiful place. There are also other activities such as bird watching, diving, scenic walking, sunbathing and water skiing.

 

1- Birdwatching 

 

Bird enthusiasts have a great chance to enjoy Malindi Marine Park. They can visit the salt water lagoon known as Mida Greek. It is 20 kms from Malindi. There are a variety of birds to explore. 

 

2- Snorkelling 

 

Visitors can enjoy a fabulous marine adventure by getting a boat to the off-shore coral formation. Best time for snorkeling is two hours on the low tide.

 

3- Scuba Diving

 

It is one of the most popular activities in the park. Most sites are located approximately 20 minutes offshore by boat. Diving lessons are available and equipment is available for hiring. 

4- Sunbathing

 

Tourists can relax and chill under the sun and enjoy the sunset from the beach along with the cool breeze of the Indian Ocean.

 

5- Fishing

 

Fishing is a limited activity at the island, but it can be done at the reserve. The ocean is very rich with various fish species and fishing gears are available.