10 TIPS ON HOW TO TRAVEL TO MOMBASA ON A BUDGET |COUNTY 001: THE COUNTY EDITION
2. Travel during off-peak seasons
3. Research and plan
4. Be sure to pack everything you may need
5. Be open to public transportation
Unless you have some coins to spare on flights or driving, use public transportation like the train(SGR) or the bus to Mombasa. For economy, you pay Kshs 1000 which is roughly as much as using a bus but the train is faster. Plane tickets start from kshs 3900 depending on the airline and the season. From the Mombasa train terminus to your destination,taxis cost from kshs 2000, kshs 1000 for tuk tuks and kshs 50-100 for buses. I hope you know basic mathematics. Also, instead of hiring taxis during your stay, you can still use tuk tuks or matatus.
6. Accommodation open-mindedness
There are some of us who are lucky enough to know someone in Mombasa who is willing to accommodate us, and there are those who either prefer not to depend on others or do not know anyone and so they have to find paid accommodation. In this case, it is advisable to use travel websites to compare prices and they still offer you an option for filtering using your budget. I also do highly recommend Airbnb, villas and rental homes. They offer you the option for cooking your own food which in my opinion is cheaper than buying food. However, some of these are better if you are travelling as a group since it is much cheaper. An example is the 3 bedroom villa in the picture to the left which goes for Kshs 10000-15000 depending on the season. They are situated in Diani, Ukunda though. Send me and email at firstname.lastname@example.org to book.