Tourism safari Activities conducted at Watamu Marine National Park
What do at Watamu Marine National park for tourism safari activities? Watamu Marine Park is one of the unspoiled safari destination in Kenya where one or a traveler can be able to enjoy the water experiencing attractions, activities all giving the aquatic experience. People of the visitors enjoying this wonderful park enjoy the spot diving as the major tourist activity here at the park and other activities such as Snorkeling to experience the reefers direct from the coral reefs store or place or originality. Those guests who are interested in the landlubbers can find happiness with the coral reefs seeing through the comfortable glass-bottomed boat as well as engaging in the guided tours to the Mida Creek Mangrove Forest that can be experienced by the canoe or foot don the boardwalk ways.
The Watamu Marine Park boasts various marine species that even include the endangered turtles and the Wrasse. The park is found in the Northeast of Kenya which is about 120 kilometers north of Mombasa city and it was gazetted in 1968 and later found recognized as the UNESCO biosphere reserve in 1979 and the parks seats of the area that is equivalent to 220 square kilometers.
What to do in Watamu Marine National Park
There are several tourism safari activities that visitors can do while vising the Watamu Marine National Park located in the North of Mombasa city. Some of the activities that can be done include the following
Snorkeling at Watamu Marine National Park
The Watamu national park majorly features sea gardens and coral reefs and there are over 150 species of both hard and soft coral reefs that can easily be seen. Therefore, as you enjoy the snorkeling activity at the Watamu Marine National Park, you will be enabled to enjoy and frankly spot some of these species which brings the fish species closer to the park. The fringing reefs are so interesting and it rises about 300 meters off the lakeshore. Don’t worry if your potential visibility underwater because the waters are clear and you will be able to see what is taking place in the water as you do snorkeling.
Enjoying the fish watching or game at Watamu Marine National Park
Because the park provides the wonderful ground for fish breeding and because of this the fishing is prohibited and it is only open for the visitors who are excitingly engaged within the game fishing. The species for you to watch at the African coastline of Kenya include the green sea turtles, whales sharks, lionfish, angle fish, spearfish, Marlin, drummer fish, wrasse fish, octopus, batfish, Sailfish among other fish species which are so interesting. The turtles are treated as endangered and these include the leatherback, hawksbill, endangered green turtle, and money other. The fishing activity at the Watamu Marine National Park is best done from December to March which is regarded as the best time for fishing.
Birding in Watamu Marine National Park
The Watamu Marine National Park is also famous and known as the best tourist attraction that is known for the birding safari adventures. The birds are permanent residents of the Watamu National Park. Some of the birds that can be easily spotted in the Watamu Marine National Park include the kingfisher, speckled mousebird, bright yellow canaries, Lizard, white brown coucal, Osprey golden palm weaver among other bird species.
There are also some of the waterbird species that are available at the Watamu Marine National Park and these include the plovers, terns, Myriad Egrets, the sandpipers that can easily be seen. Other bird species include the orioles, flycatchers, shrikes, sunbirds among other bird species.
Watching Turtle at Watamu Marine National Park
Yeah most visitors visiting this national park do so and they can’t miss exploring the Turtle Watch Center and then learning more about the interesting and wonderful turtles and the work that is done by this powerful project to conserve and protect these beautiful creatures. The center majorly makes sure that the turtles are well rehabilitated and once the rehabilitation process is done then they are again released to the sea’s water with hatchings making them move in at ease.
Diving at Watamu Marine National Park
This is one of the wonderful experiences that is done and involved at the Watamu Marine National park since it has a lot of tourist attractions and it offers good guiding sites and the wreck that can be done during the day game drives and the night. The requirement for you to do the diving activity can be hired through the recognized companies. The park features over 2 diving sites which are easily seen through the shore of the sea.
Visiting the Gedi Town on Watamu Marine National Park
This is one of the historical towns and is named as an archeological site that the guest usually visits to learn more about the history and how it has been evolving through time and again and this has existed for quite a long period.
Fishing at the Watamu Marine National Park
The Watamu Park also provides a conducive environment for swimming and the visitors who are interested in swimming can do this but you will need to time proper because fishing depends on a certain period and the weather is the determinant factor for swimming at the Watamu Marine National Park.
There are also other activities other than the above a bad these include the swimming, the dolphin watching, water skiing, kite surfing, among other activities.
Where to spend a night at Watamu Marine National park?
There is a lot of accommodation facility where you can stay when visiting the Watamu Marine National park on different tourism safari activities. The accommodations available range from middle range, budget, and luxury accommodation facilities. Some of the good-looking lodges and hotels where you can stay include the Medine Palms, Watamu Beach cottages, Watamu tree house, Ocean sports, Hemingway’s Hotel Turtle Bay among several accommodation facilities.
When can I visit Watamu Marine National Park?
Watamu Marine national park can be visited throughout the year but the best visited during the dry season in June to October and then from December to February when there is plenty of sunshine allowing you to give a wonderful aquatic life experience that you will never forget in your lifetime. Also, you need to know that the nestling for Turtles commences in April up to July.
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