Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park

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Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
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Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park, January 2018
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
LocationCoast Province,  Kenya
Nearest cityMombasa
Coordinates04°42′50″S 39°21′44″E / 4.71389°S 39.36222°E / -4.71389; 39.36222Coordinates: 04°42′50″S 39°21′44″E / 4.71389°S 39.36222°E / -4.71389; 39.36222
Area39 km2 (15 sq mi)[1]
  • Kisite Park: 28 km2 (11 sq mi)
  • Mpunguti Reserve: 11 km2 (4.2 sq mi)
Established1973
Governing bodyKenya 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.[1]

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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