Category Archives: Coast

Malindi Marine National Park

I woke up in Malindi, after a few short hours of sleep, eager to see what goodies Malindi Marine Park held in store for me. As I wrote in my previous post, Malindi is my favorite town on the Kenyan coast, so I was eager not only to spend time at the beach but also to explore Malindi under water. Along with the rest of the group, I woke up, made and ate breakfast, did some clearing up—we were staying in KWS self-catering accommodation—and got into my swimwear, ready to enjoy the day. We had decided to extend our trip … Continue reading Malindi Marine National Park

Mombasa Marine National Park and Reserve

The Mombasa Marine National Park and Reserve is a marine park and national reserve located in Mombasa, Kenya. It is a short, easy boat ride from Mombasa’s main tourist areas and is popular for snorkeling and diving. The Mombasa Marine National Park and Reserve is the most popular of Kenya’s marine parks. Read more about my experience of getting to and visiting Mombasa Marine Park courtesy of Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This post includes a video I took while feeding fish in the Park.  We left the KWS Kisite Marine Park office, in Shimoni, full of excitement about what the day held in … Continue reading Mombasa Marine National Park and Reserve

KWS Kisite Marine Park

I woke up the next day, at the KWS Kisite/Mpunguti Marine Park Shimoni Bandas, sandwiched between Ivory Kathue and Njambie Mungai, the two other female bloggers on the trip. Not long afterwards, early-bird Mbugua Gitau was at our door waking us up and wanting to use our banda’s power sockets. Yes, we’d all gotten to know each other real quick! As the ladies got up and began preparing for the day, I lingered in bed for a while, taking advantage of this time to take a closer look at my surroundings. I noticed that our banda had very good built-in ventilation, … Continue reading KWS Kisite Marine Park

KWS Marine Park Tour Day 1: Getting to Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park

If you follow me on Twitter, then you probably already know that I spent the last week of November visiting Kenyan marine parks courtesy of Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). KWS is a bona fide 21st century East African parastatal that fully embraces the power of social media. Apparently, KWS’s 4 marine parks—Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park, Malindi Marine Park, Mombasa Marine Park, and  Watamu Marine Park—are among the least visited of KWS’s 35 national parks and reserves. So, KWS sought to resolve this by inviting bloggers to visit and experience these parks and spread the word about them through social media. … Continue reading KWS Marine Park Tour Day 1: Getting to Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park