Free Kampala Walking Tour (3 Hours)

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: German, English, French
Guru: Arthur
Registered on November 14, 2018

I'm Arthur - my friends call me Zaasa. I was born and raised in Kampala, Uganda. I have had the opportunity to live in a different country for a year, and to travel to different global destinations over the years. From the experiences I had and the people I met on these travels, I was inspired to find ways of sharing the best bits of day-to-day life in Uganda's main cities (Kampala, Jinja, Entebbe) with guests that are visiting Uganda. I founded Immersionug with a group of friends: We are a team of young people that are passionate about our country and want to share the awesome aspects of Uganda like our food, our hospitality, our diverse culture and nature with visitors that seek a taste of local day to day experiences. I worked for eight years in Uganda's leading brewery and the home of our best known beer, Nile Special, and I am a beer enthusiast. I have hosted countless house parties, boat cruises and I am always hanging out with friends on the weekends. I have also hosted countless visitors to Uganda in my home via couch surfing and have hang out with guests on many occasions. I have visited most of the capitals in Western Europe and spent a year in Edinburgh, Scotland. I am excited to be able to share many of my favourite activities in Uganda's cities, with other like minded visitors.

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Tour description

Join this shared group tour and together with other travellers and get a fun and informative introduction to Kampala and the spirit of it's people. We start off bright and early 9:00am at the Crafts Market on Buganda road where you have a chance to meet our guide and other travellers. We will provide you with a briefing on the experience as well as some do's and don'ts while on tour. The first one and a half hours are spent visiting the historical monuments and noteworthy government buildings in up-town Kampala. These include: 1.World Wars Memorial 2. Independence Monument 3.Statue of Leadership 4.General Post Office, 5.Nakasero Hindu Temple We stop for a toilet break at a popular local cafe close to the central post office. You can also grab a coffee or water to go before we continue with the tour The second half of the tour (also one and a half hours) covers markets and hubs of activity including: 6. Nakasero produce market 7. Nakasero herbs and spice market 8. Old taxi park, 9. Owino flea market, 10. Fabric shops There are lots of opportunities to try street food and fresh fruit and to get great bargains on spices and fabrics. Finally, we return to the starting point where you can browse or shop for authentic souvenirs and crafts. OPTIONAL: We provide the option to continue on to the Gadaffi National Mosque at the end of the tour (very popular but paid city attraction - 2 additional hours). Should you opt for this, we request that each guest carries 40,000UGX (approx 10$) to cover admission fees at the mosque for themselves and the guide, as well as travel by boda to and from the mosque. If you are not keen on bodas, no worries, we are happy to walk (added 25 minutes of walking each way).

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  • Meeting point:
    15 Buganda Rd Kampala Uganda
    15 Buganda Rd Kampala Uganda
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    At the entrance to the crafts market on Buganda road in a black shirt with an orange cap

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Janine 27 Jul 2022

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2022
Wir haben heute die Guru Walk Tour mit Arthur auf Deutsch gemacht. Er hat uns 4 1/2 Stunden durch die Stadt geführt, uns sehr viel gezeigt und alle unsere Fragen beantwortet. Arthur ist sehr sympathisch, wir hatten eine schöne und sehr interessante Zeit mit ihm und werden auch die Entebbe Tour Walking Tour mit ihm machen.
Tobias 26 Jul 2022

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2022
Die Stadtführung mit Arthur war toll. Arthur spricht sogar gut deutsch und hat uns insgesamt 4 Stunden durch Kampala geführt. Wir konnten selbst auswählen, welche Orte wir besuchen und wie lange wir dort dableiben wollten. Arthur war sehr gut informiert und sein Wissen gerne weitergegeben. Wir wünschen Arthur alles Gute und weiterhin viel Erfolg.
Asha 04 Jul 2022

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Travelled alone - Jun 2022
Had a great time on this walking tour! Arthur was very kind and informative, and it was a great way to get to know the city a little better.
Kevin 04 Feb 2022

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Travelled alone - Feb 2022
Andrew was really kind and nice, I was the only one on the tour so I was able to talk and ask whatever I wanted. Had a really good time with him.
Gregoire 10 Jul 2021

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Travelled in group - Jul 2021
We did the free walking tour with Joseph and it was very interesting. The tour took approx 3hours and went to see a couple of monuments and two markets. It was covid time so the markets were not too crowded, which is actually better (for us). We tried some rolex and Joseph gave us very useful information about the history and the culture of Kampala and Uganda in general. We can only recommend this tour to anyone, you will also visit some places you would not go alone as Europeans. Thanks !
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What should you know?

Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.