Travel around Mombasa is easy and cheap if you know how to engage the haggling with the transport companies. On this site, we will guide you to all you may need to know about moving out of Mombasa.
How to Travel Around Mombasa Town by air Flights
From Moi International Airport there is a good network of domestic flights, with carriers including East African Safari Air, Fly 540, Kenya Airways, Mombasa Air Safari, and Safari Link.
Kenya Airways operates flights to Eldoret, Kisumu, Lamu Island, Lockichogio, Malindi among other cities.
Air Kenya offers scheduled flights to Amboseli, Kilimanjaro, Kiwayu, Lamu, Malindi, Nairobi, Masai Mara, Nanyuki, Samburu and all of Kenya's game parks. Other airlines service the coast, major game parks and western Kenya.
There are also many charter companies in Mombasa operating light aircraft to small airstrips, air charter is an ideal way of visiting remote areas and game parks.
How to Travel Around Mombasa Town - Water
The town of Mombasa is located on an island surrounded by the river and the sea. From Mombasa, Lamu and Malindi you can take or hire traditional Kenyan dhow for a trip along the coast. This is a basic way of sea travel, travelers should take their own food and drinking water.
The only way to get the coastline situated south of Mombasa, is by taking an almost always full ferry across the Likoni River, it is a great experience. Local ferries run also between Mombasa, Malindi and Lamu.
Travel Around Mombasa by Buses And Matatus
The most popular form of public transport in Kenya is Matatu, within Mombasa, most local people uses this service to move between villages and Mombasa Island.
Matatu is the bargain-priced way of traveling around, matatu is overcrowded and extremely uncomfortable but take your chance and try it, it’s a fascinating experience. The vehicles are stunningly decorated with designs based on Sports logos and Western album covers.
Mombasa has an efficient bus system with several bus companies, trips in buses are an inexpensive way to travel around Mombasa.
Buses can be boarded at any stop and single tickets sold on board, therefore monthly bus passes are also available from the Kenya Bus Offices in the city centre.
Buses also run across borders into Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia.
How to Travel Around Mombasa Town - Train
Kenya Railways Corporation has a railway connection between Mombasa and Nairobi.
The overnight Mombasa-Nairobi rail trip, one of Africa's last remaining great rail journeys, is the most popular rail route for visitors.
Trains usually leave in the evening, arriving the next morning after a trip of around 13 to 14 hours. The service is modern and comfortable, and most trains have restaurant cars.