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Mombasa Marine National Park
Mombasa Marine National Park
Both the park and reserve are the most highly utilised among marine protected areas. Their coastline is heavily developed with tourist facilities. There are various agents who offer boats for hire to get into the Marine Park.

There are quite a good number of companies offering water sports facilities. These firms are spread along the beach. The place is ideal for diving. Diving gear is readily available from water sports desks.

Climatic conditions - The coast is humid with mean annual temperatures ranging from 22-34°C. Rainfall is about 500 mm per annum. The climatic conditions are hot and humid

Major Attractions - Beach, coral gardens, dive sites

Wildlife - Prolific marine life includes crabs, corals, sea urchins, jellyfish, sea stars, and sea cucumbers. Different varieties of coral species comprise of acropora, turbinaria and porites

Access - Roads: From Nairobi mainly use the Nairobi-Mombasa Highway. Air: 45 minute flight from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Mombasa

Accommodation - There is currently no accommodation in the reserve. Visitors can stay in Mombasa where there are various accommodation options.

Best time to visit - All year round

Activities - Wind surfing, snorkelling, water skiing, sunbathing, diving.
 

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