Watamu Marine National Park – blue skies, blue water

Watamu Marine National Park is an insanely beautiful biosphere reserve that has been deemed one of the world’s best preserved underwater reserves.

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The marine life at Watamu Marine National Park is teeming, with people sighting turtles, dolphins,  150 varieties of hard and soft corals,  over 1500 varieties of fish, more than 100 species of birds, and whale sharks, manta rays, octopi and barracudas.  T

here is a turtle watch program which has managed to secure the main park’s beach as a 99% viable sea turtle nesting site for endangered sea turtles. This beach is patrolled and monitored vigorously and one can occasionally see the rare Olive Ridley Turtles.  The Gedi Ruins are a part of this park.

Visitors can enjoy the white sandy beaches, diving, snorkeling, water skiing, windsurfing and glass bottomed boat tours. To learn more about this marine national park, visit the official website.