Kiunga National Marine Reserve

Kiunga National Marine Reserve is a marine setting that involves a chain of about fifty calcareous offshore islands and coral reefs in the Lamu Archipelago, in an area of 270 km2 running for several kilometers parallel to the coastline and adjacent to Dodori and Boni National Reserves on the mainland.

The bigger and much sheltered inner islands are sheltered with tangled thorny vegetation as well as creepers, grass and aloes. The small outer islands offer nesting sites for migratory seabirds. The reserve conserves very important coral reefs, sea grass and extensive mangrove forests and is also a refuge for dugongs and sea turtles.

Major wildlife attractions include reptiles such as Olive ridley, Sea turtles and Reef fish. Sea urchins, Lobsters, Sea star can also be spotted in the reserve. It is an adventurous destination for snorkeling, wind surfing, sunbathing, diving and water skiing.

How to get to Kiunga National Marine Reserve

Kiunga National Marine Reserve is situated in a remote, unspoilt village on the mainland about 150 km east of Lamu. From Lamu it can be accessed by dhow or speedboat

Main Attractions at Kiunga National Marine Reserve

  • Sand dune
  • Kiwayu Island
  • Coral reefs


  • Wind surfing
  • Water skiing
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Sunbathing

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