Guide to Malindi Marine National Park and Reserve

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Recognized in 1968, the Malindi Marine National Park was made to protect Kenya's prosperous marine ecosystem. Malindi Marine Park is a fantastic destination to enjoy with friends and family.

Keep reading to find out more!

How to Get There 

By Air

If you wish to travel by air, then the Malindi Airport will be your destination point. The flights are usually 1 hour and 35 minutes long from Nairobi.

By Road

By road, the Malindi Marine National Park is about 110 kilometers from Mombasa. On the other hand, it takes approximately 7 hours and 47 minutes from Nairobi to reach the park.

Malindi Beach

Malindi Beach, Image Source: QueenElizabethWildlifeSafaris.Com

Navigating Inside the Park

To make your trip hassle and confusion-free, rely on the guides or book a guided trip. Not only will you have a peaceful mind, but you will also get the best sightseeing at negotiated rates.

Park Entry Fee

Adult: $15, child: $10
Adult and child: KSH 100
Adult and child: KSH 100

Best Time to Visit

The most recommended time for travelers to visit this park is from January to December. The warm temperature and slight showers add charm to your experience.

Accommodation Options

The Malindi Marine National Park knows how to take care of its visitors. From luxurious 5-star resorts to affordable hotels, this place caters to different needs with utmost grace. Some of the top-rated accommodation options near the park are Marine Holiday, Villa Fortuna Malindi, Eden House Cottages, and Ripasso Apartments.

Things to do in Malindi National Park

Mentioned below are some of the best fun activities that won’t allow you to have a dull moment in the park and will keep you pumped and on your toes at all times.


Snorkeling is the best way to enjoy any seaside. The colorful corals in the depths of the water make this place stand out from the rest! Here, you’ll be able to spot butterflyfish, triggerfish, grouper, emperor, parrotfish, and many more countless beautiful marine creatures.


Snorkeling, Image Source: Travelade.Com

Deep-Sea Fishing

Malindi is known for its deep-sea fishing. If you are a regular angler or a rookie who just wants to experience fishing, then you have arrived at the perfect destination. The best time to go for deep-sea fishing is in July, when the season starts, and you have tons of fish to catch.

Marine Life

Marine Life, Image Source: Discover254.Com

Malindi Museum

Known as the ‘column house,’ the museum has a charming two-story structure and is located just a few minutes from the fish market and the Malindi jetty. It's a half-day tour for those who are interested in Malindi’s history.

Scuba Diving

Scuba diving is one of the most demanded activity by the visitors in the park. Most of the spots are located around 20 minutes offshore by boat. Swim with the turtles, vibrant fish, and the magnificent corals in the crystal-clear waters of the ocean. Don't fret if you're a first-timer, as all the activities are done under an expert's supervision.

Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving, Image Source: AmboseliParkKenya.Com

So, what are you waiting for? Head over to this beautiful Park and Experience Kenya Adventure!

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