the nyali bridge mombasa kenya

Air Transport

Mombasa County has one international airport, the Moi International Airport located in Port Reitz area, Changamwe.  The airport is the second largest in Kenya and is used by for both domestic and international flights.  The airport is essential in the promotion of tourism and investment opportunities in Mombasa county and in the entire coast regions.

Land Transport

Kenya has an extensive network of paved and unpaved roads.  It has has 160,886 km (99,970 miles) of roads, with more than 90 percent paved.  

Rail Transport

Kenya’s primary rail network is the metre gauge commonly referred to as ‘The Lunatic Line’. Initially called the ‘Uganda Railway’ after its final destination, construction began in Mombasa in 1896 and was completed in Kenya in 1901 at its terminus in Kisumu.    The  main line was extended from Kenya’s Nakuru to the Ugandan capital, Kampala with the Indian Ocean.  

Standard Gauge Railway (SGR)

The Governments of Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan are committed to providing high capacity cost effective railway transport within the Northern corridor.  This will be achieved through the construction of the proposed Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) connecting Mombasa to Kampala and  Kigali and later a connection to Juba from Tororo.     

The construction of the phase 1 (Mombasa – Nairobi section) is underway and is expected to be complete by 2017.  The Mombasa – Nairobi SGR is the biggest infrastructure project in Kenya since independence. 

Facilities and Services

Mombasa is a multi-purpose port capable of handling all types of cargo including containers, general cargo, liquid and dry cargo, and passengers

Specialized bulk handling facilities

A modern bulk-handling grain facility owned and operated by Grain Bulk Handling Limited, is located at Berth 1.  It can handle ships of up to 45,000 deadweight with a 10 metre draft.

Several private companies, including Bamburi and East African Portland Cement companies, Kenya Fluorspar, East African Storage and Tecaflex, operate storage facilities behind the wharf.