Kenya’s oldest and second-largest city, Mombasa has a population of around 1.2 million people. It offers travelers a taste of seafaring history combined with the feel of the African tropics and islands connected by bridges and ferries to the coast. A cosmopolitan tourist destination, it is the largest port in East Africa and has a myriad of cultural influences, including British, Asian, Arabic, Indian, Omanis and Chinese. Its old town has atmospheric markets and narrow streets, and there are mosques, temples and a rich mix of local food to try. Just outside the city, there are beaches, wildlife parks and villages to explore.
Flying to Mombasa
1. Which airports serve Nairobi to Mombasa?
Travelers will leave for Mombasa from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Africa’s main hub. Almost 13km outside of the city, it has over 40 passenger airlines and 25 cargo airlines.
Passengers will fly into Moi International Airport, which is 9.3km outside of Mombasa. Located in a township called Port Reitz, it offers regional as well as intercontinental flights.
2. Which airlines operate flights from Nairobi to Mombasa?
East African, Kenya, Five Forty, Jamaica and Executive currently offer daily flights from Nairobi to Mombasa, with East African operating its route five days per week. Kenya Airways provides 42% of the non-stop flights from Nairobi to Mombasa.
3. How long is the flight?
The average Nairobi to Mombasa flight lasts for one hour and one minute.
4. Climate changes between Nairobi and Mombasa
February is the hottest month in Nairobi with an average temperature of 70°F. The coldest month is July at 63°F. February has nine hours of daily sunshine, the most in the calendar year. The wettest month is April with an average of 130mm of rain.
March is the hottest month in Mombasa with an average temperature of 82°F. June is the coldest month at 75°F. December has the most daily sunshine, averaging nine hours. The wettest month is May with an average of 260mm of rain.
5. Culture differences and need-to-know
The currency unit in Kenya is the Kenyan shilling. There is no limit to the amount of foreign currency that you can bring in or out of Kenya. However, if you plan to arrive or leave Kenya with more than a certain amount in cash, then you may need to hold documents showing the source and purpose of this money. For further information, visit the Department of Immigration website.
To enter Kenya, visitors will need a passport with at least six months’ validity and a visa. It is important to check for up-to-date information before booking any flights.
As East Africa’s most cosmopolitan city, Nairobi is not a big tourist destination, but it is worth a visit to sample its exciting culture, impressive cuisine and vibrant nightlife. Right on Nairobi’s southern outskirts is the Nairobi National Park. One of the continents smallest, it has abundant wildlife and is open from 6am to 6pm.
Mombasa also has a nature reserve, the Mombasa Marine National Park, which protects seagrass beds, sandy beaches, mangroves and coral reefs. Visitors can snorkel and dive as seahorses, stingrays and eels swim by. The wildlife is also visible from a glass-bottomed boat for those who do not want to dip their toes in the water.
Nairobi to Mombasa Last modified: Jan 22, 2024 8:41 -05:00
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The average price for connecting flights from Nairobi to Mombasa is KES48,826.
The average price for direct flights from Nairobi to Mombasa is KES19,750.
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The average price for one way flights from Nairobi to Mombasa is KES10,012.
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