Malindi Marine National Park, established in 1968, is one of Kenya’s oldest marine parks, located along the Indian Ocean coast near the town of Malindi. The park covers an area of about 6 square kilometers and is part of a larger marine reserve that spans over 213 square kilometers. It is known for its stunning coral reefs, clear blue waters, and abundant marine life, including a wide variety of fish, sea turtles, dolphins, and occasionally, whale sharks. The park’s coral gardens are among the most pristine in the region, providing excellent opportunities for snorkeling and diving.

The park’s diverse ecosystems include coral reefs, sea grass beds, and mangroves, all of which support a rich biodiversity. Visitors can explore the underwater world, witnessing vibrant coral formations and schools of colorful fish, or take glass-bottom boat tours for a more relaxed view of the marine environment. Malindi Marine National Park also offers opportunities for water sports such as windsurfing and sailing. The park’s efforts in marine conservation and education help protect these valuable ecosystems while promoting sustainable tourism and community involvement.