Mombasa Marine National Park & Reserve

“Allure of natural beauty”

Warm azure ocean, swaying coconut palms on white sandy beaches are to be found in the Mombasa Marine National Park and Reserve. The park lies between the Mtwapa and Tudor Creeks and its blue waters are ideal for wind surfing, water skiing, snorkelling and diving. They also provide a home to a colourful variety of marine species including crabs, starfish, stone fish, cucumbers sea urchins, corals, turtles, sea grasses and interesting migratory birds including crab plovers.

Protected Area Type

Park Size

210 sq. Km

Climate

Hot and humid

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

  • Sited in the city of Mombasa about 487 km from Nairobi, the park can be reached by road from Mombasa city centre, and then connected by boat from the various points along the beach which include: Serena Gate on beach of Serena Hotel, Severin Gate on beach of Severin Hotel, Travellers Gate on beach of Travellers Hotel, Nyali Gate at Mombasa Marine Park Headquarters and Voyager Gate at Voyager water sport Area

Attractions

Vegetation

  • Sea grasses and marine algae

Marine life       

  • Crabs, corals, sea urchins, jellyfish, sea stars, and sea cucumbers.
  • Different varieties of coral species comprise of Acropora), Turbinaria and Porites.

Birds 

  • There are many seabirds in large nesting colonies and internationally significant numbers of crab plover and roseate tern.

Park Entry Fee

Mombasa Marine National Park & 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 Conservation Fees 2015 below for other services and charges 

* This park accepts Safari Cards  

Park Resources

Phone:

+254  20 2317371

Email: msamarine@kws.go.ke

Postal Address:

Mombasa Marine National Park,

Box  82144,

Mombasa.

 
Park Gallery