Kiunga Marine National Reserve

"Step into the Mangrove"

Further north along Kenya’s spectacular Indian Ocean coast is the Kiunga Marine National Reserve. This pristine ecosystem incorporates a chain of about 50 calcareous offshore islands and coral reefs in the Lamu Archipelago. Visitors can view the teeming sea life in the coral reefs, sea grass and extensive mangrove forests which are a refuge for sea turtles and dugongs. The reserve provides ideal opportunities for wind surfing, diving and snorkelling, water skiing and sunbathing.

Key features

  • Coral reefs
  • Sand dune
  • Coral reefs
  • Sand dune
  • Kiwayu Island

Protected Area Type

Park Size

270 sq. Km

Climate

The Coast is humid with mean annual temperatures ranging from 22-34 C. rainfall is about 500mm pa.

What to take with you

  • Footwear, e.g. sandals or flip flops (to protect your feet from the reef)
  • T-shirts (to protect your body from sunburn)
  • Snorkel, mask, fins, all of which are available for hire
  • Camera, hat, sunscreen, insect repellant
  • Guide books
  • Plenty of drinking water
  • A friend(s)
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Sun Bathing
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind Surfing

How to get there

  • Roads: Kiunga is a remote, unspoilt village on the mainland about 150 km east of Lamu
  • Airstrips: One at Dodori N. Reserve
  • By Sea: from Lamu you can get to kiwayu Island by dhow or Speedboat

Attractions

Marine Life

  • Reptiles/fish: Sea Turtles, Olive Ridley, Leatherback, Turtles, Reef fish
  • Insects/arthropods: Lobsters, Sea urchins, Sea star, Crabs, Mosquito
  • Kiwayu Island

Privately Owned Campsites & Lodges

Munira Island Camp
Kiwayu Safari Village
 
*Kiwayu Island is the only inhabited island to be included in the Kiunga Marine Reserve 

Park Entry Fee

Kiunga National Marine Reserve

Citizen

Resident

Non - Resident

Adults

KSH

Child

KSH

Adults

KSH

Child

KSH

Adults

USD

Child

USD

130

125

300

170

17

13

* Kindly refer to the document KWS Tarrifs 2016 below for other services and charges 

 

Park Resources

Mobile: 0721686034

Postal Address:

Kiunga Marine Park,

The Warden,

P.O. Box 82,

Lamu,

Kenya.

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