TRANSPORT

AIR TRAVEL

The main airports are the Jomo Kenyatta Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi, Moi International Airport in Mombasa (MIA) and Eldoret International Airport in Eldoret ( EIA) The Wilson Airport in Nairobi handles light aircrafts and quite a number of scheduled and chartered domestic flights. There are about 250 airstrips (jungle strips included) located strategically country wide connecting all parts of Kenya to Nairobi, which are served by some African Airlines:

  • Fly540 (low cost airline for East Africa)
  • Airkenya (Kenyan Cost, Kilimanjaro, Nairobi)
  • Jetlink (Nairobi – Mombasa – Sudan)

RAIL

Train travel is a economic way to discover Kenya and its wildlife (train line going through national parks). The line from Kisumu (Victoria lake) via Nairobi to Mombasa is operated by the RIFT VALLEY RAILWAYS (KENYA) LTD in traditional historical waggons.  The first and second class coaches have self-contained sleepers with a restaurant. Prior reservation is required for both classes.

Trains Kenya Nairobi to MombasaThe train connects:

Nairobi to Mombasa at a rate of USD 54 per journey

  • Nairobi to Nakuru at a rate of USD 48 per journey
  • Nakuru to Kisumu at a rate of USD 48 per journey
  • Nairobi to Kisumu at a rate of USD 60 per journey.

Indicated prices are for 1st class sleeper and subject to change. From these train stations there are bus connections to every destination within the cities and towns.

FERRIES AND SHIPS

Water transport is found only in the coast and lake regions. In the coast, ferry services are available at the Likoni ferry connecting the North coast and south coast. This service is free for commuters but vehicles are charged at a fee.

BUS

The extensive road network in Kenya makes roads transport the most used mode of transport. Travel within the cities and towns are by the 14 seater matatu and 25 seater minibuses. Visitors can bring their personal cars to Kenya and will receive a three month free passage at the border. CAR HIRE. Renting a vehicle is pretty easy in Kenya and is a good and convenient way of getting aaround the country. There are car hire services in all major cities and towns, and at all major airports.

Overland Travel in comfortable coaches is inexpensive. There are several bus companies operating. A ticket between Nairobi to Mombasa will cost around USD 20.-

visit www.akambabus.com for timetables.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

Visitors coming to Kenya from outside East Africa require a visa. Full details of requirements re available from respective Kenya mission offices. However a single or multiple entry visa can be obtained upon arrival at the airport.

SAFETY

Most hotel in Kenya have safes for keeping valuables. It is advisable to avoid walking alone in isolated places and back streets during both day and night.

HEALTH

Vaccination from cholera, tetanus, and yellow fever should be taken before visiting Kenya. Prophylactics should be taken to prevent Malaria two weeks before arrival and continued two weeks after leaving. Please consult your doctor before your trip.