... is located about 45 km south of Kenya's major port city of Mombasa. The all-inclusive tourism has not arrived in these parts yet - but Msambweni is accessible without any problem. On request we can pick you up at the airport, the train station or the bus terminal in Mombasa (minimum driving time to Msambweni: 2 hrs ). From the local airstrip in Ukunda it is just half an hour driving time to Msambweni.
There are direct flights to Kenya's capital Nairobi from many European hubs like Frankfurt (Lufthansa), Zurich (Swiss), Amsterdam (KLM), London (British Airways, Kenya Airways) or Paris (Kenya Airways). But: if you do not intend to spend some days in Nairobi or to go on safari from there, you better fly directly to the South Coast.
From Europe direct to Mombasa (Moi International Airport) with seasonal charter flights (e.g. Condor, Frankfurt). There are regular flights via Istanbul (Turkish) or Addis Ababa (Ethiopian);
from Nairobi (Jomo Kenyatta International Airport) to Mombasa or better straight to the South Coast (Ukunda/Diani Beach) with
from Nairobi (Wilson Airport) to Ukunda/Diani Beach with these regional carriers:
straight from your safari in the Masai Mara, in Amboseli or Tsavo West National Parks to Diani Beach with
(also offering inexpensive daily shuttles Mombasa - Diani).
The colonial "Lunatic Line" has finally stopped its nostalgic passenger service in April 2017. The new "Madaraka Express" (on a standard gauge) has started operations in June. There are daily passenger trains leaving Nairobi (Sokimau Terminus) and Mombasa (Miritini Terminus) at 08:00 h and 15:30 h each. The fare is 1,000 Kshs in 2nd and 3,000 Kshs in 1st class (as from May 2018). The ride takes about five hours. Tickets can be bought online up to 30 days in advance:
Dozens of express coaches for Mombasa are departing daily in downtown Nairobi, day & night. The ride time is 8 hrs, the fares are about 1.200 to 2.000 KSh for a luxury liner like
The taxi from Mombasa to Msambweni is about 5.500 KSh. A cheaper Uber taxi is difficult to find for this route. If you prefer the cheapest way, proceed as follows: take a tuktuk to Likoni ferry and up to the matatu stage on the other side (400 KSh). From there take a bus or a matatu to Msambweni (200 KSh). At the junction, jump on a boda boda motorbike, getting you to Mbuyu Beach Bungalows (100 KSh, so you can easily afford a second one for your luggage).
If you come with your own car from Nairobi, you either take the A109 to Mombasa and go via Likoni Ferry (→ Ferry Operating Schedules) to the southern coastal road A14, then about 45 km to Msambweni. Turn left at the junction, proceed for 2 km and then follow the "Mbuyu Beach" signs on the left;
or you take the road through the Shimba Hills (bypassing Mombasa and the ferry): for detailed information see the following page!