Explore Mombasa marine National Park and 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, and snorkelling and diving. They also provide a home to a colorful variety of marine species including crabs, starfish, stone fish, cucumbers sea urchins, corals, turtles, sea grasses and interesting migratory birds including crab plovers.
Explore Mombasa Marine National Park is the most popular of the marine protected areas due to ease of accessibility and a favorite among Mombasa snorkelers and scuba diving due to its abundant marine life, beautiful blue water and spectacular coral reefs. The high number of north coast accommodations in Nyali and Bamburi draws in thousands of tourists from around the world. Kenyan coast that stretches for 143 miles (230 kilometers) along the shoreline. The reef plays an important role in the ocean ecosystem by providing safety and food to almost one million species of marine life. The various colors, shapes and sizes of the coral are incredible and some of the species that you may see in the Indian Ocean are the brain coral, pavona coral, open-branched stag’s horn coral, corpora coral and favia coral.
Aquatic sea life thrives in the park and many species are represented, such as sea urchin, crab, starfish, octopus, jellyfish, sea cucumber and many more, The thriving coral attracts a variety of fish, such as multi-colored angelfish, green parrotfish, butterfly fish, zebra fish, lionfish and small damselfish. You may also see some of the larger marine life, such as shark, rays, various turtle, including loggerhead, leatherback, hawksbill and green sea turtle and dolphin, including bottlenose, spinner and humpback.
Mombasa during turtle breeding and hatching season, recommends that you visit the beaches of Watamu to watch these large, slow moving animals lay their eggs in the sand and leaving back for the ocean. Hatching happens around 60 days later. With average temperatures in the 70 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit (21 to 33 Celsius) and relatively high humidity levels, snorkeling or diving lets you cool in the midst of a very warm day. The southeast monsoon winds that blow from April to October and northeast winds from November to March can affect your diving conditions Kenya’s reefs are recognized as one of the world’s top three dive sites in the world by experienced divers, with the other two being the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and the Red Sea Reef. The waters along the Kenyan shore are always crystal clear and warm. Wreck and night