PARKS AND RESERVES
Parks and reserves managed by KWS
Location: Coast Province, Kwale District. 550 km from Nairobi and 120 km south-west of Mombasa near the Tanzanian border.
Accommodation: Set within the Coastal forest, there are 7 simple one bedroom bandas each with 2 single beds.
Park highlights: An area of pristine coral reefs, lagoons and white sandy beaches, this Park offers some of the finest snorkelling in Kenya.
Activities: Boat trips, walking, swimming, sailing, snorkelling and diving. The bandas are also 5 minutes walk from the Shimoni slave caves.
How to get there: The bandas are within the compound of the KWS Park and Reserve HQ, located 200 meters south of the main Shimoni Pier. The Marine Park/ Reserve can only be reached by boat (details of all operators can be obtained from the warden).
Open: Daily 8.30 a.m. - 6.00 p.m. including public holidays.
‘SafariCard’ required? At present this Park/Reserve does not operate the SafariCard system and entry is by cash only (Ksh or US$).
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