Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park and Reserve | Popular Diani Attractions.
Visit the Diani on the south coast of Kenya and head out one water safari in Kisite National Marine Park and Reserve. The Kisite Marine Park is located about 60 km from Diani in the south of Wasini Island. This park contains three small coral forest islands, so beautiful.
Do you want to spend a day navigating on a dhow across the ocean and snorkel around the coral reefs? Visit the Marine Park for this great opportunity. You have higher chances on this excursion to spot the Octopus, Dolphin, Starfish, Puffer Fish Turtles among others. at the reef, there is a sanctuary of over 200 humpback, dolphins-spinner and bottlenose. All these can be encountered as they break above the waves. The best time to spot humpback whales is in the months from July to December. The island of Kisite is a good birding spot area, flat and plain rocky outcrop with some grass patches bounded by sandy beaches. This area is an ideal spotting place for pelagic feeders and good to see roseate and sooty terns in the months from July to September.
Scuba diving and snorkeling for both the learners and experts is very interesting in these clear and warm waters filled with corals and lots of fish. Snorkeling is good for two hours on either side of the low tide when most of the Marine life is active. It is best to visit this marine park in the early morning when the ocean is tranquil.
Also explore the ancient caves of Shimoni located about five minutes of walk from Shimoni Pier. These caves are most famous for inhabiting a healthy population of fruit and insect feeding bats. Shimoni canes stretch 5 km inland connecting to other 3 sister caves. These caves also have a historical attachment as they were used by the indigenous people as a worshiping site and sanctuary.