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Submitted on Sep 29, 2019 Useful Info

Mombasa's Likoni ferry guide

  • Mombasa city is an island that somehow divides Kenya's coast region into two: North and South Coast. To get to either of these parts you have to pass through Mombasa, on the north, a bridge connects the island to the mainland. On the south, the only way to move between the island ( Mombasa) and the mainland (Likoni) is by ferry.

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Ferry operating time and frequencies.

  • The ferry operates 24/7 with the average time between ferry rides being about 15 minutes. However, during rush hours you may have to wait for the next ferry for about 30 minutes
  • The ferry ride itself takes an average of 5 minutes.

Ferry prices.

  • People on foot don't pay while those using vehicles pay Ksh 120 approx $1. You can only pay in cash and in Kenyan shillings.
  • There are two lanes that are used to board the ferry, the people's lane and the vehicles lane. If youre crossing while in your car, once you're on the vehicles lane a ferry official will come by selling tickets to you, keep it well since you have to show your ticket to another official just immediately before boarding.

Safety tips.

  • If you are in a car be sure to close all windows and doors as snatch thefts are very common.
  • If you're crossing on foot avoid wearing expensive jewelry and hold your bag very tightly especially during rush hours (7-9 am and 5-8 pm).