Stop over and shop

Kampala is often just a stop over for many travellers on their first or last night of a holiday in Uganda. Worthy of a full day, Kampala has the largest markets in this region of Africa. Owino market boasts endless booths lining chaotic alleys with a mind boggling array of everything from clothes, African foods and souvenirs. For a smaller and local feel try Nakasero market which is great for fruit and vegetables.  Our favourite market for souvenirs is the craft market on Buganda Road and a larger market behind the national theatre near the Garden City complex. Garden City is a modern shopping complex for locals and tourists. For time out and a cup of coffee, head to 1000 Cups of Coffee. For the oldest fair trade craft shop in the country, head to Uganda Crafts 2000 on Bombo Road where you can buy baskets, musical instruments, jewellery, batik fabrics, carvings and more. This certified fair trade store will have something for everyone hand made by artists from Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and the Congo.

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