Mombasa

By | 16th January 2018

Do you need a car in Mombasa?

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The Kenyan coastal resort of Mombasa is a popular holiday destination with Europeans. All of the major resorts are sufficiently close enough to make it be possible to get around using local taxis and bus shuttles. However, to come to Mombasa and only stay around these resorts would be to completely miss many of the other amazing places to visit which are within a day’s drive from here.

Why should you rent a car in Mombasa?

In terms of factors like the cost of the hire itself, fuel costs, road tolls and parking charges, is it worth hiring a car in Mombasa?

Mombasa Car hire summary


Overall drive rating

20%

 

Cheapest rate for one week

€395

 #278/300

 

How much should I expect to pay in the peak season?

 

 €460

235/300

 

Free parking score

Total 98 - of which 78 have free parking. [full notes - parking]

80%

#20/300

 

You might not necessarily want to get your own hire car. However, you might prefer to look for a car with driver or to arrange an organised tour, but however you do it, it’s well worth taking a road trip out of Mombasa one way or another.

Why not? Visiting Mombasa without a car

Why? Why not? Ratings Comments

Mombasa public transport quick facts

Train score

 

20%

Water travel score

20%

Overall public transport score

30%

Walking and Cycling Overview

Active travel score

(walking + cycling)

30%

  • Plenty of buses and taxis within the city of Mombasa.
  • Beach resort facilities are usually close by.
  • Go on safari by organised tour.
  • Take the train to Nairobi – one of the most impressive rail journeys in Africa!

Ratings

Car rental in - Mombasa Need v worth & should!

Do you need a car in Mombasa?

Based on comparison with transit, walking and cycling.
 

Is it worth hiring a car in Mombasa?

Based on value for money
 

Should you rent a car in Mombasa?

Weighing up the above, if you are asking about hiring a car, is it a good idea?
 

Who is travelling?

Is it worth renting a car in Mombasa if I am a solo / budget traveller?

What about for 2 people travelling together?

For families?

 

Where are you staying?

Do you need a car in Mombasa if we are staying in a central area?

What if we are staying on the edge of the city/resort?

Or in a rural area?

 

What is your attitude towards driving?

Should I hire a car in Mombasa if I prefer not to drive?

If I am easy either way?

If I prefer to drive?


 

Verdict

Final score:

1

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Why? Why not? Ratings Comments
 

Do you need a car in Mombasa? Yes, it can be useful, but maybe if you hire a car with driver.

Would you hire a car in Mombasa?

Have you driven in Mombasa? Do you agree with our advice on whether or not it's worth hiring a car in Mombasa?
Tell us what you think using the comments section below:
 

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