+256 704347452 info@paradiseadventurevacations.com
+256 704347452 info@paradiseadventurevacations.com

Mombasa Marine National Park

Mombasa Marine National Park is a marine park located along the Kenyan coast in Mombasa and it is a popular Kenya Tourist destination for offering Aquatic safaris. The park was established in 1986 to protect the coral reefs since they are part of the ecosystem formation at the Kenyan coastline and covers an area of about 210sqkm. This park is divided into sectors; the marine sector which covers 10sqkm and the reserve that covers the rest of the area; 200sqkm.

The Park lies between Mtwapa and Tudor creeks which are flooded with thousands of tourists who come to enjoy and witness the beauty of the park. The park is made up of the ever blue waters, white sandy beaches, Azure Ocean, amazing coral reefs and also coconut palms.

Surrounded by several magnificent beaches such as Bamburi Beach, Nyali Beach, Shanzu Beach and Kenyatta Public Beach which you can visit as an additional destination to your safari. The park is also one of the busiest Kenya offshore reserves protecting mangroves, sea grass beds, sandy beaches and coral reefs. Mombasa Marine National Park’s coastline is incredibly facilitated with innumerable water activities like diving and snorkeling.

Interestingly, these Coral reefs play a significant role in the Ocean’s Ecosystem by offering food and safety to over one million species of marine life. Characterized by warm tropical conditions varying at the surface between 25 °C and 31 °C during the year, stable salinity regimes and moderate nutrient levels.

 Activities in Mombasa Marine National Park

Mombasa Marine National Park offers several captivating activities such as;

Sun Bathing

On the white sandy beaches along the shoes of the Indian Ocean, tourists can enjoy the warm sun and the cool breeze from the ocean.

Water skiing and windsurfing

Also the best place for water sports. It offers wind surfing and water skiing on the calm waters of the Indian Ocean, these activities are done with the help of the waves and wind prevailing on the sea.

 Boat Riding

Boat rides in Mombasa Marine National Park offer the most magnificent views of the blue waters of the ocean at its calm, you will also get a chance to take the most amazing and memorable pictures.


Snorkeling in Mombasa Marine National Park involves sailing in the waters of the Indian Ocean in a glass-bottomed boat to see aquatic life in the waters of the ocean. You will get a chance to see the sea cucumbers, urchins, sea horses, multicolored angel fish, lion fish among others.


Scuba diving here is an all year round activity simply because of the calm protected conditions of the inside lagoon. Water temperatures here are at an amazing 25 to 31°C/77 to 87.8°F so there’s no need for wet suits! The fact that it is within shallow waters, it allows for spectacular underwater life with breathtaking colors of the marine life.

Marine life viewing

Marine life viewing is one of the main highlight of Mombasa Marine National Park and reserve.

When to Visit

Mombasa Marine National Park is open year round but the best time to enjoy a Safari in the park is from October to March. Which is best for snorkeling and scuba diving, whereas June to December is best for watching the migration of Humpback wells.

How to Get to There

Mombasa Marine National Park reached by both Road and Water transport means;

By Road

Accessed from Nairobi and it is about 487km and also from Mombasa City which is about 10km.

By Air

Reached from Wilson Airstrip through Moi International Airport and then drive for about 1 ½ hours to the park.

Mombasa Marine Entry Gates

Its accessed through a number of gates and they include;

Serena Gate

Severin Gate

Travellers Gate

Voyager Gate

Nyali Gate


Accommodations in Mombasa Marine National Park

The Accommodations range from Luxury and Mid-Range to Budget and they include;

Luxury Accommodations

Serena Beach Resort & Spa

Severin Sea Lodge

Sarova White Sands Beach Hotel and Spa

Cowrie Shell Beach Apartments

Swahili Beach Resort

Baobab Beach Resort and Spa

Mid-Range Accommodations

Southern Palms Beach Resort

Travellers Hotel Mtwapa

Voyager Beach Resort

Hotel English Point Marina & Spa

Azul Margarita Beach Resort

    Request a Quote:

    Leave a Reply