Shopping experience in Kampala – Uganda Safari News
Kampala being the capital city of Uganda, it has plenty of modern and western style shops with a feel of western typical malls with luxury goods and fast food outlets. While on your uganda safari tour to Kampala, you can visit different local and upscale shopping places like local markets for fresh foods, supermarkets, boutiques and departmental stores. In some parts of the city there are shopping complexes offering designer labels, computer equipment and other wide range of goods available let it be specialist or luxury. From colorful and bustling markets to newly developed shopping malls, Kampala now has all what you would wish to buy while on your Uganda safari tour.
Kampala is well known by most visitors on safari tours to Uganda for its intoxicating overcrowded markets, streets and arcades with upscale goods and services. Very chaotic but with worthwhile experience, Owino market dubbed Balikuddembe market is the most admired local market in Kampala. Spanning around Nakivubo stadium, Owino is full to capacity with everything from manufactured goods to traditional medicine. Sound for its second hand clothes locally called “Ebikadde” in Luganda, new clothes can be made as well by local tailors after making a selection for a piece of cloth material. Visitors are bound to spend much time here not because they are having much fun but once you are inside it’s really difficult to find your way out.
Apart from these local markets, Kampala is endowed with shopping centers with a feel of typical western styles and among the best places for shopping are 5 big shopping centers; for any visitor on safaris to Uganda and he or she is interested in luxury goods especially the American and European brands. This is your best bet because you are likely to do your shopping in one place from one of the following malls; Lugogo shopping mall, Acacia mall, Garden city, and Freedom city. Shopping places indoors include; big
There are several sophisticated craft shops around the national theater and Uganda crafts 2000 limited that sell locally made Arts and crafts. Original and smart local items like bark-cloth clothing, drums, wood carvings, sandals, basketry, beaded jewelry and Muzungu t- shirts plus other items from all over Africa are sold. Look out for many cheaper crafts at park headquarters and the nearby communities, Entebbe airport, Garden city and Lugogo mall. Pieces of valuable handcrafts are available at relatively low prices compared to imported crafts; therefore don’t hesitate to snap a chance. Your purchase of arts, crafts, souvenirs and gifts impact the lives of ordinary Ugandans.
While on your Uganda safaris to Kampala, look out for the best places for English language publications, with the great selection of books like novels and as well as Uganda at very reasonable and affordable prices. The best place is Aristoc, where books are stocked up to satisfy the customers’ needs. Get a reading material before heading on to long road trip. You can also have second hand books with a good selection of novels at a bit cheaper price down town. Bargaining is acceptable and the way to the business. You can bargain for better prices especially on souvenirs and your bargaining power determines what you pay in the end.
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