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Kisite Mpunguti – Coral Splendour

Kisite Mpunguti is a marine park  located on the south coast off Shimoni, south of Wasini Island Kwale District on the south Kenyan coast near the Tanzanian border. The marine area has four small islands surrounded by a coral reef. The coral gardens are excellent for snorkeling, diving, bird watching and also one of the best marine areas to see dolphins.

image1 African Fish Eagle prepares for flight.

 image2The coral gardens are excellent for snorkeling and diving.

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Often called “rain forests of the sea”, coral reefs form some of the most diverse ecosystems on Earth. They occupy less than 0.1% of the world’s ocean surface,  yet they provide a home for 25% of all marine species.

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Marine life is in abundance, including trigger fish, moray eels, angelfish, groupers, butterfly fish, parrotfish,wrasses,scorpionfish, pufferfish, damselfish, rays, snappers, green sea turtles, hawksbill turtles, and dolphins.

 

image20Bottle-nose Dolphin.

 

image21Pair of Spinner Dolphins.

 

image22Spinner Dolphin calf  leaping, south of Kisite-Mpunguti.

 

image23Spinner Dolphin leap.

 

image24Spinner Dolphin leap and twist.

 

Access -Roads: 40 km from Mombasa via Diani and Kwale

Accommodation – The Shimoni Bandas, a picnic site, information centre

Best time to visit – All year round

Activities – Swimming, sailing, snorkellin, driving

Photos courtesy of the Kenya Wildlife Service http://www.kws.org/.

Email:  kisite@kws.go.ke

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3 Comments

  1. AsekaMrs
    June 28, 2013 at 4:08 pm — Reply

    There’s an annoyed looking fish on picture no 3. You invaded its privacy with the pictures

  2. Silvano
    June 29, 2013 at 6:14 pm — Reply

    Didn’t know of dolphins in the Kenyan Coast … would love the snokerling experience.

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