Uganda Shopping

  • Shopping
    by muguruki
  • Shopping
    by muguruki
  • Shopping
    by muguruki

Uganda Shopping

  • Hiking poles are a must for gorilla...

    To say that gorilla trekking is hard work is probably understating the case, and you'll be grateful for any help that you can get.Perhaps the most useful prop that you can acquire is a trekking pole - an oversized variation on a walking stick theme, which allows you to stabilise yourself on steep ground, and gives you something firm (and...

  • Very chaotic but pretty nice experience

    Everybody in Uganda is complaining that they have no money but than when you come around Nakasero Market there you will see huge crowds around where everybody is buying or selling something. Most of the merchandise is very low in quality and prices, most of it probably originating from China or India. There you could find shoes and cloths which...

  • Wooden craftwork by Acholi people

    I haven't seen any good souvenir shop in Kampala, most of the articles I saw around were of Chinese origins and I didn't like any of it. It was nice surprise seeing local craftworks exposed in the Ndere Cultural Centre. The lady there couldn't tell me where I could buy any of it but later on was told by other people that I should visit small...

  • Get a shirt made

    In every market across the country you will see banks of Ugandans crowded into small stalls or shops hunched over sawing machines franticly pedalling away at the manually powered and usually very ancient sawing machines. These women (it’s mainly women) are busy churning out school uniforms for kids as well elaborate African dresses made from exotic...

  • MasterCard money

    Stanbic Bank came to my rescue since my credit card company switched me to MasterCard from Visa.Stanbic as far as I know are the only company in Uganda that you can receive money with a MasterCard credit card from an ATM. Thankfully there are Stanbic ATMs all over the country and not just attached to banks. In Kampala there are several stand alone...

  • Small shops, stalls, street wendors

    Life is all but easy in Uganda, locals struggle day by day in order to survive because good piad job is only a dream for great majority of this people. Those with low education or none education at all cannot count on any job, therefore they open small shops or stalls selling everything what can be sell. Most of the shops or stalls are situated...

  • Bargaining on middle earth

    Lots of touristy things to buy here - the drums aren't actually that bad but be careful of the size if you are flying!Little tip - we hired a driver to get here and when bargaining for goods he often intervened and got us a better price than we could have hoped for. Just goes to show its no what you know....

  • Drums

    This is not about a particular shop, if not about shops that are located along the roads near Kampala. If you want to buy real hand-made drums, at very cheap prices related with the prices you'll find in tourist shops in Kampala, these are your shops. And you'll have the opportunity to see as well, how the drums are made, as they build them...

  • Where to get your groceries

    Outside the main cities, shops as we know them from the Uk and other European/Western countries do not exist. Most shopping id from markets or small roadside stalls such as this butcher shop.

  • Go West

    Uchumi is Kampalas´ recent and most significant happening. It covers 5000sq. meters with products ranging from Foods and beverages, Fashion shops, sports activities or Restaurants.Moreover it opens 24 * 7 Foods and Bevareges, Sports articles, Toys, Clothes, name it $50 to 200

  • The National Theater Art & Craft Market

    Pieces of valuable handicrafts are available at relatively low prices as compared to imported crafts, therefore don´t hesitate to snap at the chance. I ´ve been there and i can tell you, its worth it. Remember, your bargaining power determines what you pay in the end. The vendors are very easy going and friendly. musical instruments, wood...


    As in many countries, it seems to be a price fopr the locals and a slighlty highly price for the tourists.... But, contrasting to other countries, prices in street markets for food and beverages are really cheap so I did not see the point of bargaining here. I mean... when you are asked 25 cents for a 33 cl. bottle of coke or 5 cents for a handful...


    In the road in between Masaka and Kampala there is a sort of explanade with various gifts and souvenirs outlets which have better prices than Kampala outlets, even if the diversity here is quite limited and you won't find any really interesting art pieces , just standard cheap stuff to make presents for relatives.


    Trying to get some local handcrafted souvenirs is not an easy job in Uganda specially as most of the stuff sold in the markets (or the few touristic oriented places) is produced in Kenya, Tanzania and/or Congo but if you look for african art in general the prices are generally better than in neighbour countries (I found specially interesting the...

  • Kampala - Owino Market

    You can buy anything here in this chaotic place, there are huge sections for shoes, bags,... It's a big hassle though and I was very annoyed by the venders, they even went touching me, so I didn't stay here long...

  • Living Colours

    Africa in general is known for its colourfulness and if you happen to be there then don´t miss the chance of joining the caravan.You can purchase excellent value for money. beautifully tailored Hand made ware.

  • eat it Fresh

    I doubt that you will be looking for designer shops like gucci and co. in Kampala so i will turn your attention to more "interesting" commodities.Right in the heart of the city lies Nakasero market, the largest city market in Kampala. wide range of Fresh foods and bevareges. $1 to $10

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