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About Us

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) is working together with the local community to protect our wonderful marine environment so that it can be used and enjoyed not only now but by future generations.

Our full name is Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park and Reserve. Part of 39 square kilometres is a totally protected area, while the rest is legally fished using non-destructive traditional fishing methods only.

How important are coral reefs to the local population and the world? The short answer: absolutely vital. For a longer answer, see here.

Where are we?

Shimoni, Kenya
(We are by the waterfront. Turn right at the T-junction in Shimoni village.)

Hawksbill turtle

More Information

We are open for business 365 days a year, although certain seasons offer better visibility for diving and snorkeling and/or more chances of spotting dolphins or a whale.


Kenyan and international tourists are most welcome to come and see our marine wonderland for themselves. Please check out our Day Trips and Accommodation pages.

Website photos

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Palette surgeonfish and friends

Contact Us

Facebook: KWS Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park and Reserve
0722 674 183 (Mark: deputy warden)
0721 655 166 (Jillo: research scientist)
0722 418 900 (Mr Wambua: Park Warden)
0725 908 584 (Stella: tourism officer)
*** Shimoni often has problems with its mobile phone and internet network so if your phone call doesn’t get through, please try texting instead. ***