1. Uganda
  2. Central Region, Uganda
  3. Kampala
  4. Local Craft market

Kampala: 3-Hour Walking Tour with Optional Gaddafi Mosque

Product ID: 348271
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Gain an intimate overview of vibrant Kampala on a shared walking tour led by a local, ideal for first-time visitors to the Ugandan capital. Visit a combination of top attractions and hidden gems, such as Nakasero Market and the iconic Gaddafi Mosque.
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Duration: 3 - 4 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Taste fresh in-season fruit in local markets and try curious street food like rolex and grasshoppers
  • Engage with the vibrant people of the city and attempt to out-haggle a local vendor — if you dare
  • Smell the wonderful aromas of the spice and herbs markets
  • Learn about the important events in Kampala's history with the insights of a local
  • Enjoy a more personalized experience with a small group size limited to 15 people
Full description
Embark on a 3-hour walking tour of Kampala with a local guide. Discover both popular and lesser-known landmarks, and get a taste of local life in bustling markets. Opt to upgrade your experience to include a 1-hour visit to the Gaddafi National Mosque at the end of the walking tour.

Meet up at the Craft Market on Buganda Road and receive a briefing from the guide. Then, visit historical monuments and noteworthy government installations like Constitutional Square, the World War Memorial Monument, Independence Monument, the King Muteesa II Monument, and the Main Post Office. Take a toilet/refreshment break at a popular local café.

Next, cross to activity-filled downtown Kampala and experience the hubbub of Nakasero Market, the Old Taxi Park, and Owino Market. Taste street food, smell herbs and spices, and shop for local fabrics. Finish with an optional boda (local motorbike taxi) ride back to the Craft Market — or walk if you prefer — and round off your experience by shopping for souvenirs or sampling local coffee at the 1000 Cups cafe.

If you select the option that includes the Gaddafi National Mosque, officially the Uganda National Mosque, you will ride a boda to the mosque and spend 1 hour touring it. Climb to the top of the minaret and get the best view of the city. See how the city expanded out from the spot where Fredrick Lugard established the old city of Kampala. Finally, conclude your tour by returning to the Craft Market by boda.
Includes
  • 3-hour walking tour
  • Local guide
  • Short boda ride to finish the tour
  • 1-hour visit to Gaddafi Mosque (if option selected)
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks (carry local currency)
  • Visit to Gaddafi Mosque (unless option selected)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the tour start time. Your guide will be at the entrance of the Craft Market, right by Buganda Road. They will be holding a black umbrella with the local partner's logo and the words "Free Tour Starts Here" on it.

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Important information
Know before you go
• The tour involves a moderate amount of walking (2-3 hours)
• The tour includes an optional 10-minute boda ride at the end but you may continue walking if you prefer
• Please carry local currency if you wish to taste fruit/street food
• Wear comfortable clothing
• Trainers/sneakers or walking shoes are recommended
• Check the weather forecast and bring a jacket if necessary

From US$ 10 per person

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Product ID: 348271