Transport is a key factor in any society or industry. This is because it allows for the movement of people and goods from one place to the other. Modes of transport available around the world include road, air, rail, water. Kenya like any other country in the world provides various means of transport for citizens and visitors. Perhaps it is important to consider what kind of transport one can access into and around this beautiful country.
Road-Road transport in Kenya as the case is around Africa is the most popular mode of transportation. A traveler can easily get on the famous Matatus (minibuses) which form the majority of the road transport service. There are also a number of inter-city bus services which provide comfort and good safety. For quick inner city movement, there is an abundance of private cabs one can use.
Air-Kenya is the economic and social hub of the East African community. It is therefore not surprising that the country offers flying options. Tourists can fly into two major airports which are Jomo Kenyata International Airport in Nairobi and Moi International Airport in Mombasa. There are countless international airlines flying into Kenya from anywhere around the world such as British Airways, Emirates, South African Airways etc. Local airlines servicing local routes include Kenya Airways, Mombasa Air Safari, Fly 540, Safarilink Aviation, Jambojet, AirKenya Express etc. There are also Helicopter scenic safaris which one can hire to enjoy the scenery.
Rail-Kenyan railway transport is largely run by the Kenya Railway Authority. This business entity runs passenger trains within the country primarily from Nairobi to Mombasa and local towns such as Kisumu. Visitors can take advantage of this mode of transport and use it to see what Kenya has to offer.
Water-Due to the geographical position of Kenya which is on the coast, marine transport plays a significant role in moving people and goods. There are various ships, ferries and vessels docking in Kenya every day. Visitors can also hire private boats for adventure purposes on the sea.
Tourists to Kenya will therefore never be short of transport means.