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About Moi – Mombasa International Airport



Moi International Airport services a remarkable amount of aviation traffic with more than eighteen airlines flying directly between Europe and Mombasa. With regular connections to over twenty cities, Mombasa continues to be a top tourist destination and the airport has been upgraded to control traffic from long-haul international flights.

Facilities now include foreign exchange and banking services, duty free shops, bars and restaurants, WiFi, post office, taxi, car rentals, tour agencies, hotel booking booths, VIP lounges and a children’s play area. It is located in a township known as Port Reitz in Mombasa District that lies along coast of the Indian Ocean in Southeastern Kenya. It is the second largest Airport in Kenya, after the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in the capital city of Kenya, Nairobi.

There are private companies that transport tourists from the airport to their choice destinations. If you do not feel like traveling by a private van, there are always taxis available. You can easily identify the taxis by the color; they are painted yellow. The airport does not have any Airport shuttles. If you would like to travel buy bus, you will have to settle for the Matatu, which is usually a fourteen-seat minibus. The public means of transport are found outside the airport. Make a point of asking the charges so that you can be sure about it.

Car rental is still an option, and perhaps the best option to travel from the airport and tour the city of Mombasa. The city has plenty of sights, therefore it is advisable that you rent a car and get to explore most of what the city has to offer. There are many car rental companies in Mombasa hence getting a cheap car hire service provider is possible. Other transport means include Tuk Tuks, boda boda motorcycles and bicycles.

It is possible to exchange your currency at the airport. The currency used in the country is known as the Kenya Shilling. Ensure that you change it at a bank or forex exchange bureau at the airport. In case you are headed to a hotel or maybe Safari lodge, carry some Kenyan money with you. The exchange rates in hotels and safari Lodges tend to be higher.