Category Archives: KWS Marine Park Tour

KWS Marine Park Tour Day 5: Back to Nairobi

It was the last day of the KWS marine park social media tour, and we were keenly aware of it. Instead of the gusto and excitement with which we’d woken up the past few days, on this last day, we were dragging our feet and barely talking to each other. We got up, had breakfast, and put our stuff together in preparation for the long journey ahead. The Itinerary Personally, I was a bit excited because I knew we were scheduled to drive through Tsavo East National Park on our way to Nairobi. Granted, we’d just be driving through, but I … Continue reading

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

Mombasa Marine Park

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. Mombasa Marine Park is the most heavily visited of Kenya’s marine parks. Read more about my experience of getting to and visiting Mombasa Marine Park courtesy of the 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 store for … Continue reading

KWS Marine Park Tour Day 2: Exploring Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park & Reserve

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 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