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KENYAN SAFARI PARKS: KISITE MARINE AND MPUNGUTI MARINE PARKS

40 Kms from Mombasa is Kisite and Mpunguti Marine Parks, located on the south coast off Shimoni and south of Wasini Island in Kwale District on the south Kenyan coast near the Tanzanian border. Kisite park covers 11 Sq.Kms while Mpunguti reserve covers 28 Sq.Kms. The complex covers a marine area with four small islands surrounded by coral-reef.

Kisite island is a small waterless coral island, 8 km offshore in the Marine Park. Coral platforms around the raised central portion are exposed at low tide. The three other coral islets in the park (Mpunguti ya Juu(upper Mpunguti) Mpunguti ya Chini (lower mpunguti) and Liwe la Jahazi) lie closer to the larger Wasini Island, are scrub covered and support no significant wildlife or birds. The surrounding waters have well developed coral gardens and a large variety of fish.

In contrast, Mpunguti islands have thick equatorial forest while Kisite is flat and with no trees. It accessible by road from Mombasa through Diani and Kwale. Snorkeling , Diving, bird watching are some of the activities that you can pariticipate in on a Kenya safari.

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