Kampala is home to several vibrant marketplaces/bazaars, selling everything under the sun. On this tour, we visit:
- African Exposure
At this market, you can find handcrafted items of every type and size from bags and bowls to paintings and masks. The area is also well known for its distinctive jewelry offerings.
- East African Market
Similar to African Exposure, this bazaar showcases the works from artisans from not just Uganda but all over East Africa including Kenya, Tanzania, and Congo. To get a great cross-section of the eastern section of the continent, this is the place to go.
- Nakivubo Place
At Kampala’s famed fabric market, you can find quality threads from all across Africa including the world-renowned kitenge and various styles that run the gamut from tie-dye to traditional African patterns. For the non-seamstresses, there are also handsewn clothes stitched from the various fabrics ready for the wearing!
We know that guests are often worried about being price gouged as a result of being from out of town, so throughout the tour, our guide helps you navigate the bustling markets and ensures you get the normal, local price for your purchases (if haggling isn’t your thing, we will do it for you!)
While the shopping tour takes a general course through the major Kampala markets, it can be customized for your unique interests. Just mention what you want, and we will take you there. We have a local expert tailor with over 20 years of experience who can alter any clothing purchased to your specifications. And for those truly desiring a unique Ugandan heirloom, the same tailor can take your measurements and sew a custom-made outfit, ready for pickup in only a few days! Simply come with a design drawn on paper, a snapshot or you can also just explain to her exactly what you want. So if you’re looking to pick up some authentic locally made items at a fair price while experiencing the energy that is an African marketplace, our shopping tour is at your service!