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Why You Should Visit Mombasa National Park And Reserve


Mombasa National park and reserve was established in 1986. Mombasa National Park is 487 kilometers from Nairobi and the park area is almost 10 sq. kms. The Mombasa National reserve area is 200 sq. kms. Mombasa National Park and Reserve was established to protect the precious coral heads and the marine life from being damaged through fishing and collection of various things along the marine like relics, shells and coral.


Mombasa National Park has contributed a lot to growth of tourism industry in the country due to the high number of tourists visiting the area. There are various reasons why tourists should visit Mombasa National Park and Reserve. Tourists can visit Mombasa National Park and Reserve to see corals. There are different kinds of corals. Examples of coral species in Mombasa National Park and Reserve include branching encrusting and massive. The coral species act as tourist attraction sites and tourists touring the coastal region can visit the park to see the corals.


The Mombasa National Park and Reserve is the original trading and saving port in the country. The park was opened by local hoteliers to prevent striping of natural treasurers from the reef so as to conserve the ecological attractions and tourists attractions. Moreover, tourists can visit the Mombasa National Park and Reserves to see the beaches. There are various beaches in coast that have marine park access.


Tourist can visit Nyali beach, Bamburi beach and Shanzu beach. Tourists can swim, ride and even relax along the beaches. The depths for diving and snorkeling differ   from one place to another. That is between 30 feet and 1000 feet. There are different kinds of reefs. There are multicolored hanging reefs and large corals. The reefs and corals complement the sandy beaches. Snorkeling in shallow depths shows the coral reefs near the surface. This enables small marine life to survive.


In addition, the Swahili culture has led to increase in number of tourists visiting coastal region. Like other towns in Kenya, Mombasa has a diverse population. The population in the country has changed greatly for the last ten decades. The costal region is inhabitated by the Swahili people, Arabs, Indians and Africans. The traditions of the costal communities have influenced development of buildings in Mombasa and hence served as tourist attraction areas.


Mombasa is a mesmerizing mix of traditional culture and modern culture. The main sights in Mombasa are Fort Jesus and the old Town. Tourists visiting Mombasa National Park and Reserve can visit the old Town and Fort Jesus to learn more about the costal town, its history and culture.


Further, tourist should take wildlife safaris to Mombasa National Park and Reserve because there are many redcurrants and   hotels where tourists can spend their nights. The restaurants and hotels provide different foods to local and international tourists visiting Mombasa National Park and Reserve. They provide African dishes, Chinese dishes, Italian dishes and Indian dishes.


The availability of accommodation and food specialties has increased the rates of tourists visiting the park. Majority of the tourists visiting the country prefer to tour Mombasa National Park and Reserve because of its diversity and also the beaches. Like other parks in the country, Mombasa National park and Reserve is managed by Kenya Wildlife services. Tourists visiting the park should get assistance from the Kenya wild life service.