What to do in Kisite Mpunguti Marine National Park
What to do / activities in Kisite Mpunguti Marine National Park? This park is the beautiful Marine Park found on the Kenya coast of the Indian Ocean remember that Kenya is one of the African countries with a sea coastline. The fact that Kisite Mpunguti Marine National Park is alongside the coast, it features coral reefs and marine life and it is found at the Kiwale town on the southern coast.
This park covering only 39 square kilometers and its aim of the establishment was to protect the rare and endemic marines animal species and it also features 4 islands. The safari to Kisite Mpunguti Marine National Park will provide you with the wonderful experience of watching the dolphins and this is so wonderful for the remembering experience.
The park has got the Kisite Mpungu Island which is a famous coastal area where visitors or tourists can engage in snorkeling activities as well as diving. This island harbors over 250 species of fish, 70 permanent dolphins, 56 coral species, and over 200 sea turtles. Because of these interesting scenes of attractions, there are different activities or a lot of things that can be done within the Kisite Mpunguti Marine National Park by the tourists who decide to visit this place and these include the following;
Bird watching safaris
Birding species at the park is more impressive during the rainy seasons when migratory birds from North Africa and Europe which are present while the permanent birds are breeding and aquatic birds which can be seen around and thus during this rainy season and this is very interesting.
This is one of the exceptional experiences when you dress up very clear within the right gear and this takes into clear Indian oceans water and gets the experience with the Marine life while swimming with dolphins which are so amazing and worth engaging which is the wonderful experience.
Enjoy the fishing trips
As I earlier said, there are several species of fish that are found at the Kisite Mpunguti Marine National Park. The park features over 200 fish species and this involves the deep seas fishing conducted with the fishing equipment that is hired at the park headquarters.
Stunning views of the marine life
This park features the marine life which can be seen within the clear waters of the Mpunguti and some of this marine life that you will enjoy while visiting this marines park include whale sharks, dolphins, parrotfish, triggerfish, hawksbill turtles, morays, angle fish, pufferfish, rays groupers, humpback among others animals species.
This is where the sunbathing experience is so interesting which can be done at the sun worshipped beaches of the mag coastal area which provides the panoramic views of the ocean shores and therefore you can come and see the wonderful experience
This also an amazing activity in which tourists can move and walks along the beach shores and see as well come close to the beautiful marine life turtles and you will be able to see this wonderful marine life on your walks.
Boat ride safaris
Enjoy the boat cruise safaris around the ocean and the travelers can go for the boat cruise along the marine waters with the packed lunch box as you will be able to be sailing on the water vessel while getting the spectacular views of the marines life which provides a lot of the excitements which is so wonderful and very interesting for the best moments.
Visitors for sailing in the park can be done with the dry season when that water is so and clearer for the betterment of the wonderful views of the Marine life and so interesting which is so important.
When to visit the Kisite Mpunguti Marine National Park
Kisite Mpunguti Marine National Park is the best marine park that is so good to visit during the dry season and the dry season here starts from June to October and from December to February. During this time, the water is very clear and the visitors can easily see and enjoy the spectacular views of the marine creature within the wildlife. The dry season also presents the best conditions for different activities such as snorkeling, swimming, as well as a boat cruise. Therefore here at Africa adventure vacation, we advise our clients to go and explore the park during the dry season to have a wonderful experience.
Tourists planning to go visit the park are supposed to carry different items which will help them during this safari experience and these items may include contact lenses, pair of binoculars, a camera, a hat, and sunglasses.
How to get to Kisite Mpunguti Marine National Park?
Kisite Mpunguti Marine National Park is found in the Kiwale town at the coast province of Kenya and it is just 8 kilometers from the North of the Tanzania border just 11 kilometers from the mainland. Visitors will travel for only ninety kilometers from Mombasa to Kisite Mpunguti Marine National Park and about 500 kilometers from Nairobi to Kisite Mpunguti Marine National Park. From the mainland, visitors can also access the park using the boat cruise.
You don’t need to hesitate just come and experience the unique creatures of the coral reef as well as the marine life which cannot be easily seen across all the water bodies. It is Kenya’s pride that they possess this wonderful park and you can also combine this park with other several Kenyan parks that offer wonderful Kenyan safari wildlife views.
Where to stay while in Kisite Mpunguti Marine National Park
There are various lodges and campsites where you can stay while on your safaris to this park and these among others include Betty’s camp, Chobus campsites, Mpuguti campsite, Waini Island guest, Shimoni reef lodge, and many more others.