“An Enchanted underwater World”

Further north along Kenya’s spectacular Indian Ocean coast is the Kiunga Marine National Reserve. This pristine ecosystem incorporates a chain of about 50 calcareous offshore islands and coral reefs in the Lamu Archipelago. Visitors can view the teeming sea life in the coral reefs, sea grass and extensive mangrove forests which are a refuge for sea turtles and dugongs. The reserve provides ideal opportunities for wind surfing, diving and snorkelling, water skiing and sunbathing.

Key features

  • Coral reefs
  • Sand dune
  • Coral reefs
  • Sand dune
  • Kiwayu Island

How to get there

  • Roads: Kiunga is a remote, unspoilt village on the mainland about 150 km east of Lamu
  • Airstrips: One at Dodori N. Reserve
  • By Sea: from Lamu you can get to kiwayu Island by dhow or Speedboat

Attractions

Marine Life

  • Reptiles/fish: Sea Turtles, Olive Ridley, Leatherback, Turtles, Reef fish
  • Insects/arthropods: Lobsters, Sea urchins, Sea star, Crabs, Mosquito
  • Kiwayu Island