Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park is located on the south coast, 40 km from Ukunda town in Msambeni District of coast province. Kisite Island is mainly grass covered and an important breeding ground for sea birds.
The ecosystem covers a marine area with four small islands surrounded by coral-reef. Kisite island is covered in low grass and herbs while Mpunguti Islands have dense coastal equatorial forest. Surrounding waters have well-developed coral gardens and fishes. Kisite Marine Park can be approached easily by motor boat or traditional dhow from Shimoni.
Fourty-five varieties of coral have so far been identified with over 250 fish species recorded. One of the attractions is Dolphin watching. At Shimoni, which literally means a "hole" in swahili one is able to see caves used by slave traders to hide slaves during the slave trade era from the liberators of slave trade.
Kisite Marine Park is an ideal place for diving, snorkelling and bird watching. Diving gear is easily available from tour agents around Shimoni. The beautiful sandy beach is good for enviromental friendly recreational activities.