Malindi Marine National Park is located in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Kenya.
Established in 1968 Malindi Marine park is Africa’s first and now oldest marine park. and was designated as a Biosphere Reserve under the Man & Biosphere programme of UNESCO in 1979.
It is a beautiful piece of Kenya’s Indian Ocean coastline as it provides the perfect getaway, from swimming with zebrafish to windsurfing.
It 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, seagrass beds, mudflats, mangroves, marine mammals, turtles and various species of shorebirds. Its a great place to visit while you are on a Malindi safari holiday.
Ocean marine life
These are various magnificent sea creatures such as Octopus, dolphins, star fish, zebra fish and deep sea turtles which you can experience in the water.
Diving and Snorkeling
The clarity of the water and unending variety of the park’s marine life guarantees near-perfect diving and snorkeling.
Various water sports that visitors can partake include; sailing, windsurfing, kite surfing, kayaking and water jet skiing. This beautiful slice of Kenya’s Indian Ocean coastline provides the perfect getaway for relaxation.
Other activities include:- Bird watching, Camping, Glass bottom boat rides Scenic and sun bathing.
A resource center with a conference hall up to a capacity of 50 people with audio visual equipment.
Malindi National Park fees vary between Residents and Non-Residents. East African residents pay Ksh 100 while Non-Residents pay $15 per Adult and $ 10 per child.
Mode of Payment
MPesa. Visa Card. Direct deposits to KWS bank accounts. Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
How To Get There
By Road: Malindi Marine National Park is situated about 5km from Malindi town via Casuarina road.
By Air: Malindi airport
By Rail: Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) from Syokimau (Nairobi Terminus) to Miritini (Mombasa Terminus) train stations, then connect by road.