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  • Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park

Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park

Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Map showing the location of Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park
Map showing the location of Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park
Location of Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park
Location Coast Province,  Kenya
Nearest city Mombasa
Coordinates view on map
Area

Total: 39 km2 (15 sq mi)

  • Kisite Park: 28 km2 (11 sq mi)
  • Mpunguti Reserve: 11 km2 (4.2 sq mi)
Established 1973
Governing body Kenya Wildlife Service

Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park is situated on the southern coast of Kenya near Shimoni and south of Wasini Island in Kwale District near the Tanzanian border. Kisite park covers 11 square kilometres while Mpunguti reserve covers 28 square kilometres.

The park covers an area with four small islands surrounded by coral reef.

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

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