Uganda’s capital and major business hub is a truly unique destination though majority of tourists just see it as shopping and relaxation place. However, there is more than meets the eye if you decide to go deep and tour Kampala city. There are lots of wonderful places , popular and less popular that you can check out at for free or at a very cheap price.
You can decide to hire a car in Kampala city from a trusted car rental agency and drive yourself or let a local Ugandan driver lead the way, whichever option suits you best. Here are some places that will give you a cheap but still exciting holiday when in city.
Hit the Beach – Kampala city and the outskirts are literally dotted with sand beaches with the majority costing between UGX 4000 to 6000 per person. The weekends are normally so crowded but if you are looking for peaceful relaxation, then it’s best you visit during week days.
Watch a Football match – The Uganda Super League comprises of up to 5 home clubs and most of the stadiums are located close by. You can visit the KCCA stadium and watch Kampala’s most dominant football club take on opponents for a fee of around 10,000 to 20,000 UGX per person. If you are in luck and you bump into an international match at the Namboole stadium, you will in for treat with the cheerful Uganda cranes fans.
Visit Lugogo Rugby Grounds– Check out for the latest rugby matches online and go book ticket. Unlike football stadiums, here you get chance to test the beer , enjoy grilled goat meat and beef as you cheer and mingle with the locals.
Visit a Local Market – These markets are always flooded by locals so you have to be careful when passing through. Otherwise you will find alot of things you couldn’t get cheaply on the streets or shopping malls. Fresh foods are also something tourists love and there’s no better place to get them than in a local market. They are situated in most of the neighborhoods so they are no hard to find.
Do A Boda Boda Tour – The boda-boda is the fastest way to get around the city but also riskiest. But good thing we now have safe bodas available so you can be assured you will a enjoy your boda boda safely and comfortably. Just type in locations you would love to visit or dont go by the itinerary and board the normal boda, explore the city’s unknown places using short cuts only a motor cycle can use.
Go Out – the nighlife of Kampala can only be compared to Las Vegas, this city never sleeps and urban party animals flood the city bars, restaurants and night clubs to let off some steam and have a good time with friends and family. You can hire a car with driver from a rental agency or taxi cab company and go visit one of city’s hottest clubs. Enjoy both local and international music while sipping on that beer or having those scrumptious chicken wings. Club tickets go for UGX 5000 to 20,000 depending on club type and are normally open till late in the morning.
There still lots of exciting activities to do that wont stretch you wallet but you will still get that full city experience. So if you are visiting Kampala city for business or leisure, add these places to your itinerary, they wont cost you much but will offer you alot.