BUS (Nairobi) — the public bus system and matatus (privately owned minibuses) are the cheapest and most popular mode of transportation in Kenya. Kenya’s public buses and matatus have a mass appeal for short and long distance travel in all cities and towns across Kenya. Buses follow the same routes as matatus. However, while buses are often quiet and operate in a timely manner, matatus play loud music, have erratic schedules with frequent stops, and provide a more dramatic Kenyan public transportation experience.
BEWARE: Both buses and matatus are notorious for charging significantly varying fares. Also, since both means of transportation occasionally fall victim to carjackings, visitors are likely better off calling for a taxi to get around Nairobi (and Mombasa).