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Location information for Mombasa

Car rental Mombasa
Car rental Mombasa

Introduction

Mombasa is the center of tourism on Kenya's east coast. The beautiful beaches and the rich sea life make the city an Eldorado for sun, sea and beach lovers, but also for divers and those snorkeling. Before Kenya's independence the city was governed by Portuguese, Arabs and British. Fort Jesus and parts of the old inner-city date from those colonial times.

Population

The city has almost 1 million inhabitants.

Location

Mombasa is located off the east coast of Kenya on an island separated from the mainland by two stretches of water: Tudor Creek and Kilindini Harbour. The city is connected with the mainland by two large bridges (New Nyali Bridge and Makupa Causeway) and a smaller bridge near the oil refinery.

Economy

Kenya's only large sea port is Kilindini Harbour. Mombasa is therefore an important trade center. There are also an oil refinery and a large cement factory. Near Mombasa underground telecom cables come ashore. These good connections with the rest of the world form the basis for a growing number of call centers in the city. Mombasa is also the center of tourism on the east coast, although the city itself is visited by few people. Most tourists travel on to the beaches north and south of Mombasa.

Airports

Mombasa Airport is called Moi International Airport in full. It's situated on the mainland, 13 kilometers west of the city center and is reachable by rental car via the A 109 (Makupa Causeway). The way and exit to the airport are clearly signposted.

Public Transport

Minibuses (so called matatus) take you to any destination. It's a cheap form of public transport, but not always as comfortable. In Kenya the saying is: 'How many people fit in a minibus?' Answer: 'Always more'. From the central bus station (Bus Depot) in the western part of the city buses leave for several other destinations in Kenya, including the capital Nairobi. Mombasa also has a train station.

Traffic and Parking

Mombasa is a busy, lively city and it'll take some time to get used to the driving style in Africa. Traffic can be very chaotic and traffic signs mainly serve as decoration to drivers. But, once used to it, it's not difficult to find your way around. Whenever possible, park your car at a guarded parking lot and don't leave any valuables in your rental car (not even in the trunk).

Hotels

There are some accommodations in Mombasa, but they are either basic guesthouses or hotels geared towards business travelers. Most tourists stay at the hotels and holiday resorts north and south of the city. It goes without saying that the most expensive hotels are near the beach; cheaper accommodations are a bit further away.

External Sources

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Frequently asked questions

Is EasyTerra Car Rental the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? Our rates are all-inclusive. Our reservation department will inform you in advance should additional costs apply. You can always cancel your booking free of charge if you do not agree (this must be done at least 48 hours prior to the start of the car hire period). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by EasyTerra Car Rental? at this location
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