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Introduction to Mombasa city
Brief History of Mombasa
Brief History of Fort Jesus
Geographical Information
Transport & Communication in Mombasa City
Mombasa City Economic Activities
Mombasa Residential Areas
Mombasa Administration
Tourist Attractions in Mombasa
Mombasa Tours and Travel Companies
Tourist information Centres
Car Hire and Rentals
City Hotels
Hotels in Mombasa South Coast
Hotels in North Coast
Apartments and Cottages
Beach Campsites
Beach Operators Associations
Deep Sea Fishing & Water Sports
Mombasa Excursions
Mombasa Sea adventure
Short safaris from Mombasa
Events, Exhibitions & Festivals
Insurance Companies & Agents
Shipping Companies
Clearing and Forwarding
Land & Estate Agents
City Restaurants
Casinos and Discotheques
Churches and related projects
Youth Organizations
Mosques and related projects
Charity organizations & projects
Hospitals and Dispensaries
Banks and Bureau de Change
The jinis of Mombasa:
True or Myth? Kuingia Harusi, Kutoka Matanga!!
Pictures of Mombasa
Mombasa's Transport and Communication

Air Travel: The Moi International Airport Mombasa (The Mombasa Airport), serves the city of Mombasa, and is the second most important airport in Kenya after Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. The airport is run by Kenya Airports Authority. It has two runways, 03/21 and 15/33. Runway 21 is equipped with ILS. It was named after former Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi during his tenure (1978 - 2002). The airport was originally known as Port Reitz Airport, it was built during the Second World War by the British colonial government. It was expanded to an international airport in 1979.

Railway: Mombasa has a railway station managed by The Rift Valley Railways (RVR) Corporation running overnight passenger trains from Mombasa to Nairobi twice a week. Here you can board first class, second class or third class coaches, the first class being the most expensive. The RVR also runs a cargo haulage service which is mostly used to transport cargo/containers from the port of Mombasa to the inland and vise-versa.

RVR operates a single track railway system running from Mombasa through Nairobi to Uganda with branches to Nanyuki, Kitale and Kisumu. There is another branch which connects Kenya to Tanzania through Taveta.

Tarmacked Road Network: Highways connect Mombasa to the capital  city of Kenya, Nairobi and other parts of the country, former Tanzanian capital Dar-es Salaam while northward road link to the coastal resort town of Malindi and Lamu. Within Mombasa, most local people use Matatus (minibuses/minivans carrying a maximum of 14 passengers) to move between residential areas and Mombasa Island and Tuk-tuks - Vespa vans are used for commuting within the town with each one carrying a maximum of 3 passengers. Mombasa port is the largest in Kenya but there is little or no scheduled passenger service. International cruise ships frequent the port.

Kenya Ferry Services: There is no bridge between Mombasa Island and south coast, for this reason, the distance is served by ferries from Kilindini and Mtongwe to Likoni in south coast. The government of Kenya is making plans to buy new ferries to replace the old ones currently in operation, likewise the move is to cater for the increased population that has been recorded in Likoni and south coast in general in the recent past.

Seaports: Mombasa is the principal seaport of Kenya and is one of the most modern ports in Africa and also serving landlocked neighbouring countries. The deepwater port with 21 berths, 2 bulk oil jetties and dry bulk wharves, handles all size of ships and all types of cargo. In addition, the port has specialised facilities including cold storage and warehousing, and its container terminal is one of the best equipped in the region. Movement of containers is further facilitated through new inland depots in Nairobi, Kisumu and Eldoret. The port of Mombasa is linked with all the world's major ports with over 200 sailings per week to ports in Europe, North and South America, Asia, the Middle East, Australia, and the rest of Africa.

Telecommunications : The country has a well established communication system. Telkom Kenya provides international direct dialing and subscriber trunk dialing, mobile telephones, telex, facsimile, data communication and related services. Substantial investment for the expansion of these facilities is under way. Various Internet Service Providers have branches in Mombasa and anyone can surf the internet in any of the numerous cyber cafes in the city of Mombasa.

Mobile phone operators covering this city include Safaricom (GSM and WAP/GPR for mobile internet access), Zain, Telkom wireless (CDMA Technology - for both voice and data communication).

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