Mombasa Airport Mini Guide
Serving the city of Mombasa is Moi Airport which is commonly known as Mombasa Airport. It was during World War II that the airport was constructed by engineers from the South African Army and was used as military base. It was at this time the airport has another name which was Port Reitz Airport, this was due to the airport being based in the town of Port Reitz. With the use of a rental car at Mombasa Airport you can easily access the town which is located 487 kilometres from Nairobi
There are 18 airlines that serve the airport which allow passengers to travel to major European destinations and around 20 cities in Africa. Airlines used include Air Italy
, Kenya Airways, Air Berlin
. There are currently no direct flights from the UK
Within the airport passengers will find four large terminals. The first is for international and domestic departures and arrivals. The second is for the sole purpose of international departures, the third handles domestic flights only to destinations such as Manda Island. The final terminal is for the use of Cargo.
The airport boasts many useful amenities such as banking facilities named Barclays Bank of Kenya and Transnational Bank. Telephone, toilet and several small restaurants are on site also. Outside the airport are Kenatco Taxis.
Within the departure lounges, after returning your Car Hire Mombasa Airport you can purchase an array of items from many stores. These include Hand Carver Gallery where you can find many cultural gifts, Candy Shop, Safari Duty Free and Goldrock International.
Whilst the beaches here are very tempting, if you’ve hired a car from the airport to get to your hotel use it to see some of the sights of the city. A popular trip is to the Bombolulu Workshops.
Here, a charity organisation employs over 150 disabled people to make traditional Kenyan handicrafts to sell to tourists. The workshops are open daily and the workers are paid a fair wage. Another interesting visit is to the Hindu temple, unusual in Africa, but a sign of the multicultural influences on Kenya.