MALINDI MARINE NATIONAL PARK
This national park is located coastline of Kenya at the Indian Ocean just off shore. This national park is the oldest Marine in the whole of Africa.
Malindi Marine Park is about 118km north of Mombasa and being protected by Kenya Wildlife Authority. This place is the ideal gateway for those wanting to experience the ultimate beach gateway. Malindi national park is a home for various Marine life such as coral gardens mudflats, dolphins, sharks, and whales. The climate in this place depends on the season like during the month of October, there is low rains until November and rains bit high in July.
The national park was established in 1968 as the first and now the oldest marine park in Africa. It was designated as a Biosphere reserve under man and biosphere program of the UNESCO in 1979.
It is a beautiful piece of Kenya’s Indian Ocean Coastline as it provides the perfect gateway, from swimming with zebrafish to windsurfing
The national park is located South of Malindi town from the famous Vasco Da-Gama pillar and extending to Watamu.
Malindi Marine National Park is endowed with magnificent resources such as fringing reefs coral gardens in the lagoons, seagrasses, mudflats, mangroves, marine mammals, turtles, and the various species of shorebirds. It’s a great to visit while you are on a Malindi Safari holiday
Activities at Malindi National Park
Marine life. This national park has a lot of the marine life that one would like to view. Some of the Marine life in the park include, sharks, dolphins, fish species like the saline, Wahoo and others
This is a type of active recreational activity that involves taking a boat and swimming in the ocean with the famous Marine species.
Visitors who tend to have love for the water sports, this is an important place for you. Some of the popular sports include, jet skiing, banana boat rides and many others
During the sports activities, marine animals like dolphins are seen, octopus, and many other sea creatures in water.
Coral Reef gardens.
The famous coral reef garden is found in the southern section of the park which is the most popular and liked resort for divers with myriads of the brightly colored coral fish corals, and shells and the major species are Domino, scorpion, parrot fish, anemone and many others.
Places like the Mida Creeks the most important place that supports bird watching mostly from the month of March to the May. Birders shouldn’t miss such an experience at Malindi National Park.
The park offers conferencing in the well-organized conference hall up to 50 people with all audio visuals.
Malindi National Park also offers other activities such as Camping, Glass bottom boat rides Scenic and sun bathing.
Some of the accommodation facilities include, Marine Holiday house in Malindi town, Villa Fortuna Malindi, Haven House Kijani lodges, the white lion and many others with all services
How to get to Malindi National Park
Because most of the visitors who came here are using planes from Mombasa straight to and its only 5km from Malindi town via Casuarina road National Park through booking a flight. Though those intending to use a car from Mombasa straight to Malindi National Park through Malindi airport.
There is also an opportunity of using a railway, the Standard Gauge from Syokimau (Nairobi Terminus) train station then connect to road