Transport refers to the movement of people or goods from one place to another. In tourism, transport plays the biggest role of moving tourists from one place to another to see attractions. With transport, tourists are able to move from place to place aiming at viewing a variety of attractions.
The common means of transport used in tourism include; Road transport, Railway transport, Water transport and Air transport. However, the road transport is commonly used due to the fact that it’s the cheapest and convenient.
Air transport is mostly used by tourists on tight schedule – this is commonly used by international travelers overseas. On the other hand, domestic tourists commonly use road transport.
Water transport involves the use of water vessel to transport tourist from one point to another. Boats, canoes, ferries, ship and so on are used to tour scenery, water loving birds and animals on water. Water transport can also be used for pleasure/ relaxation.
Water transport is cheaper than Air and road transport – hence lowering the total safari cost.
Road transport is move convenient – it can transport people and their goods to many corners of the world compared to the two.
Air transport is quicker- it saves time for the visitors on tight schedule. Visitors can tour many places with in a shorter period.
Air transport is executive – not easily attached by high way robbers as the case to road, railway and water transport.
Railway transport is the cheapest mean of transport though slow compared to Air, water and road transport.
Railway transport carries bulky goods – so tourists with big luggage can easily use it at a cheaper cost.
Road transport exposes tourist to many en route attractions like hills, water bodies, Mountains, birds, animals, and many more.
It is easy to get road vehicles (safari vehicles). Vehicles are easily got from the safari companies.
No complicated documents needed to use road transport as compared to Air transport and some times water and railway. No need to process passports and so on.
Water transport is not so much exposed to accidents like road transport.
No humps or bumps on water – sailing is smooth especially when water is calm – in other words, when no rapids or water falls.
Railway transport is not affected by traffic jam – the railway line is used by one rail at a time – in other words, railway transport is scheduled.
Air transport is the safest mean of transport and it can carry expensive goods from one place to another – it is not easy for the traveler to loss his or her luggage and in case of theft, the victimized are compensated.
The planes are fully insured compared to other means. Some road vehicles have no full insurance.
Air transport is a catalyst to tourism development of the country. In other words, tourism destination with easy access by air, or with a National Flag career will get more International tourists than a country with out national flag career or with limited access by air, for instance, Kenya and Rwanda receives many tourists compared to Uganda because of RwandAir, yet Uganda has no National flag career. An International tourist can easy book a Kenya or Rwanda safari holiday with easy due to availability of convenient flights to these destinations.