Mombasa infrastructure

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.  

The Dongo Kundu By-Pass is a road connecting Nairobi to Tanzania through Mombasa’s own Miritini is an important transport corridor for traffic destined to and from Tanzania and that to and from the interior of Kenya and beyond. This will ease traffic pressure on the Likoni Ferry. The bypass will decongest Mombasa Island.

Rail Transport

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 already complete and operational.  The Mombasa – Nairobi SGR is the biggest infrastructure project in Kenya since independence.
The distance between Nairobi and Mombasa is now reduced from more than 10 hours to only 5 hours.

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.