Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park

© Joan Willson


Kisite Mpunguti National Marine Park’s star attractions include dolphins, coral gardens, fabulous snorkeling, diving and bird watching. The stunning sandy beach is good for environmentally friendly recreational activities.

The ecosystem covers a marine area with four small islands surrounded by coral reef. Kisite Island itself is covered in low grass and herbs while the Mpunguti Islands feature dense coastal equatorial forest.

Significant numbers of rare crab-plovers and roseate terns migrate from Europe to nest here. Tropical reef fish include large schools of pelagic fish, butterfly, parrot, rockcod and angel fish. Manta rays, turtles, dolphins and reef sharks are frequently seen.


The park can only be reached by tour company boats and local community dhows. Kisite Marine Park HQ is situated on the mainland in Shimoni 200 m South of the main Shimoni Pier.

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Accommodation near Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

from R2327
1 night, 2 adults

Shimoni Reef Lodge

Sleeps 29 Shimoni Lodge, Shimoni Self-catering in Shimoni
7.93km from Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park

Shimoni Reef Lodge is surrounded by coral islands and the marine reserve. The local fishing communi...

from R1218
1 night, 2 adults

Betty's Camp

Sleeps 11 Shimoni Lodge, Shimoni Bed and Breakfast in Shimoni
8.14km from Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park

Betty’s Camp offers comfortable accommodation in the little port village of Shimoni. Come and find ...

from R1204
1 night, 2 adults

Mwazaro Beach Lodge

Sleeps 51 Shimoni Lodge in Shimoni
13.49km from Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park

Mwazaro Beach Lodge is situated on the delightful Mwazaro Beach, 80 km South of Mombasa. It offers a...

from R4667
1 night, 2 adults

Funzi View

Sleeps 2 Funzi Lodge in Funzi
16.89km from Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park

Funzi View offers accommodation on Funzi Island. This comfortably furnished tent set on the beach, a...

from R6022
1 night, 2 adults

The Funzi Keys Resort

Sleeps 46 Funzi Resort in Funzi
17.66km from Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park

Tucked away on an unspoilt island in the Indian Ocean, yet only 15 minutes flying time from Mombasa,...

from R4311
1 night, 2 adults

Funzi Mangrove Resort

Sleeps 16 Funzi Resort in Funzi
18.22km from Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park

Funzi Mangrove Resort is situated 70 km south of Mombasa, behind a mangrove on Funzi Island. The arc...

from R1806
1 night, 2 adults

Fish Eagle Point

Sleeps 15 Tanga Hotel in Tanga
22.32km from Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park

Secluded, pristine, ‘far from the madding crowds’ and eco-friendly, Fish Eagle Point is Tanzania’s l...

from R3722
1 night, 2 adults

Msambweni Beach House & Private Villas

Sleeps 20 Msambweni Boutique Hotel in Msambweni
25.70km from Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park

Msambweni Beach House & Private Villas are located in a quiet, unique setting on a stretch of comple...

Paradise Divers Hotel

Sleeps 18 Shimoni Hotel in Shimoni
26.71km from Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park

Set in a prime location of Shimoni, Paradise Divers Hotel puts everything the city has to offer just...

from R5748
1 night, 2 adults

Swali House at Msambweni

Sleeps 15 Msambweni Self-catering in Msambweni
27.46km from Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park

Swali House is a cosy beach house located near Msambweni Beach. This simple Swahili-style beach hou...

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Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park
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Dhow En Route To Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park
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Scuba Divers Prepare To Descend
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View Of The Mainland From Wasini Island
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The Tide Washes In On Wasini Island
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