WATAMU MARINE NATIONAL RESERVE

Watamu National Park is part of a complex of marine and tidal habitats along the Kenya’s north coast. Habitats include intertidal rock, sand and mud, fringing reefs and coral gardens, coral cliffs, sandy beaches and the Mida Creek mangrove forest. Marine life attractions include fish, turtles, dugongs and crabs. The park is 10 km2 in size and its home to about 100 species of birds. It is located about 140 km north of Mombasa.

Animals in this park include: Giant Monitor Lizards, dik dik, Antelope, mongoose and monkeys.

Bird species include: Black Kite, White-Browed Coucal, Speckled Mousebird, Yellow Canaries, Golden Palm Weavers, sanderlings, curlew sandpipers, little stints, whimbrel and greenshanks

Attractions

  • Haven of green turtle
  • Coral garden
  • Mida creek
  • Gede ruins

 

 

 

 

 

What to do

  • Snorkeling
  • Water skiing
  • Sunbathing
  • Diving
  • boat rides

 

 

 

 

 

When to go
All year round

Access:
By Road: Drive from Mombasa to Watamu which is 120 kms north of Mombasa and 28km south of Malindi.
By Air: Fly to Malindi airport and connect