Getting there.

You can moor your boat right in front of our restaurant. But probably you may choose another means of transport.
You can moor your boat right in front of our restaurant. But probably you may choose another means of transport.

Mbuyu Beach...

... 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.

 

Kenya by plane.

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). 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.

 

Coast by plane.

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, for about 10,000 KSh return) with

Jambojet.com

 

from Nairobi (Wilson Airport) to Ukunda/Diani Beach with these regional carriers:

AirKenya.com

Fly-SAX.com

SafariLink.com

 

straight from your safari in the Masai Mara, in Amboseli or Tsavo West National Parks to Diani Beach with

Mombasa Air Safari

(also offering inexpensive daily shuttles Mombasa - Diani).

 

Mombasa by train.

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 and Mombasa at 09:00 h each. The  fare is 700 Kshs in 2nd and 3,000 Kshs in 1st class. The ride takes about five hours, stop overs are in Voi and Mtito Andei. Tickets should be booked in advance under 0708 388 888.

→  Madaraka Express

 

Mombasa by bus.

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

Modern Coast

 

Msambweni by road.

The taxi from Mombasa to Msambweni is about 5.500 KSh. 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 (150 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 dust road through the Shimba Hills (bypassing Mombasa and the ferry): for detailed information see the following page!

Photo: Hartmut Fiebig
Moi International Airport, Mombasa.
Ukunda airstrip (Diani Beach).
Ukunda airstrip (Diani Beach).
Madaraka Express Nairobi-Mombasa
Madaraka Express Nairobi-Mombasa
The Mombasa-Likoni Ferry.
The Mombasa-Likoni Ferry.
The bus terminal in Likoni, serving the South Coast.
The bus terminal in Likoni, serving the South Coast.
The red road through the Shimba Hills.
The red road through the Shimba Hills.
Turn left at these signboards in Msambweni.
Turn left at these signboards in Msambweni.