Watamu Marine National Reserve

Watamu Marine National Reserve which is also referred a natural paradise is situated along the Kenyan coast. Habitats include sand and mud, intertidal rock, sandy beaches, fringing reefs and coral gardens, coral cliffs, and the Mida Creek mangrove forest.

Its coral gardens are just three hundred meters from the shore and are a habitat to more than six hundred species of fish, one hundred and ten species of stony coral, and countless crustaceans, invertebrates, and molluscs

The reserve is 10 km2 and is situated approximately one hundred and twenty kilometers north of Mombasa and 28km south of Malindi. Its climate is humid with mean annual temperatures ranging from 22 to 34oC and rainfall is about 500mm per year.

Marine life attractions include turtles, fish, dugongs, and crabs. The Mida Creek forest has a high diversity of mangrove species. These provide safe haven to a variety of both resident and migrant bird species.

Over one hundred bird species have also been recorded in this area. Birds that can be spotted include white-browed coucal, bright yellow canaries, common bulbul, and golden palm weavers


Best time to Visit Watamu Marine National Reserve

The best time to tour is all year round

Watamu Marine National Reserve Attractions

  • Haven of green turtle
  • Gede ruins
  • Mida creek
  • Unique coral garden
  • Kipepeo project

Watamu Marine National Reserve Activities

  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing
  • Diving
  • Water skiing
  • Sunbathing
  • Glass bottom boat rides

Watamu Marine Park Fees

Find Watamu Marine National Park Fees below

Citizens Citizens Residents Residents Non -Residents Non -Residents
Watamu marine park 130 125 130 125 17 13

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