The marine park features amazing attractions that you shouldn’t miss during your visit. Here are some of them:
- Gede Ruins
- The Kipepeo project
- Unique Coral reef garden
- Midal creek
Enclosed within 45 acres of forest, the ruins are the remains and relics of a 12th-century Swahili settlement. Trapped within this archaeological treasure site is the mystery of a budding civilization along the coasts of Kenya. The archaeological value of this site is astronomical, and the architectural remains are telling from tombs with to decorative recessed panels to spacious palaces. This is a shrine of the rich cultural heritage left by the early Swahili residents in Kenya.
The Kipepeo project
Kipepeo is the Swahili name for a butterfly. As the name describes, the Kipepeo project is a small community-based project carried out by the little coastal communities of the Arabuko Sokoke forest area in Kenya, to preserve endangered butterfly species in the surrounding forests and earn a living doing so. The project is aimed at helping indigenes of the local communities find common ground between livelihood and wildlife conservation.
Unique Coral reef garden
This spectacular coral reef garden is just stunning. It is one of the best sites for snorkelling and appreciating Kenya’s vibrant coral reefs and barriers. The water is crystal clear and comes to life when the sun falls on the surface. The sun-struck water reflects various shades of colours in a beautiful array of colour blends and breath-taking display. The fishes come in all shapes, sizes, and colours. It is no wonder that it is the preferred destination for most water-lovers and sun-worshipping tourists.
The Midal creek is a 32km2 tidal inlet that is an incredible transition from the coral reefs near the ocean to the wetlands harbouring migrating birds.It is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and one of the most beautiful attractions on the Kenya coast.It is home to many species of fish, turtles, and birds. It is an incredible Kayaking destination and probably best explored by boat. Lookout for the sunset, when the water turns golden, a beautiful end to the day’s adventures.