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Free Kampala Walking Tour (3 Hours)

Your guru: Arthur
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  • Kampala
  • Available in: English, German, French, Chinese

About the guru Arthur

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 Kampala life with guests that ... More »

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 Kampala life 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 city and 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 I 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 Kampala, with other like minded visitors.

About the tour

Explore the vibrant streets, markets and cultural monuments of Kampala up close and personal with our local expert hosts. Visit popular as well as lesser-known attractions and meet the lively people of the city. Attempt to out-haggle a market vendor - if you dare. Experience the bustle of Uganda's inventive capital. Let us show you what makes this East Africa’s most dynamic and hospitable city.

Expect a great introduction to Kampala and the spirit of it's people with this walking experience. We start off bright and early 9:00am at the Crafts Market on Buganda road where we will provide you with a briefing on the experience as well as some do's and don'ts. You will have an opportunity to grab some water or coffee to go and then we will be on our way. We will spend about an hour visiting the city's most important monuments and historical sites so you can learn about Uganda and Kampala's important past. We will then have an opportunity for a toilet break before crossing from up town to downtown Kampala - the hub of commerce and activity. While downtown,we will visit the busy Nakasero fresh produce market. Here you will meet the vendors that make their livelihood from this market, have an opportunity to sample the fresh delicious fruit and if you have the courage, test your bargaining skills by trying to purchase some fruit at a great price. We will learn the complex story of Uganda's Indian community with a visit to the downtown Hindu temple, before visiting the masterpiece of 'organised chaos' that is Kampala's main taxi park. After snaking our way through the mazy taxi park, we will visit Kampala's largest flea market where you will have an opportunity to check out and buy a variety of local herbs, spices and trinkets. Love thrills? we will have an (optional) thrilling activity at the end an this will see us return to the crafts market where we will wrap up the experience and give you an opportunity to support us with a tip :-) You will then have the opportunity to stroll through the crafts market and shop at your pace, or chill at the 1000 cups cafe across the road, or call it a day. The whole experience lasts approximately 3 hours.

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How to find me: At the entrance to the crafts market on Buganda road in a black shirt with an orange cap
Tour duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Tour schedule

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €5, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Ratings (2)

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Sanne

22 days ago

A great tour in a very friendly and informative atmosphere, perfect mixture between history and enjoying local markets and food - thanks so much for the delicious fruits and lunch!! Arthur was the perfect guide, as well, so can only recommend going with him! He does make sure you will like Uganda and Kampala even better after the tour!

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Marko de Guzman

3 months ago

Great tour! Arthur is very well informed and smart on where to go and what to do in Kampala. He is very knowledgeable on the history of Uganda too. You'll have fun and get to tour the city with him!


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