Kisite Island is mainly grass covered and an important breeding ground for sea birds while Mpunguti Islands have dense coastal equatorial forest. Surrounding waters have well-developed coral gardens and fishes.
The Marine Park can be approached easily by motorboat or traditional dhow from Shimoni. 45 varieties of coral have so far been identified with over 250 species of fishes 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. Diving gear is easily available from tour agents around Shimoni