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  • Free Kampala Walking Tour (3 Hours)

Free Kampala Walking Tour (3 Hours)

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

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 life in Uganda's main cities (... 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 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.

About the tour

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).

Check out our TripAdvisor, Facebook and Instagram pages to see amazing pictures from our previous trips, as well as to read some honest reviews from previous guests. You can also contact us directly via Whatsapp on +256772174608

TripAdvisor: https://www.tripadvisor.com/AttractionProductReview-g293841-d15534826-Kampala_Walking_Tour_3_Hours_with_Optional_Gaddafi_Mosque_Visit-Kampala_Central_Re.html

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Our Website: https://www.immersion.ug/

Meeting point
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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

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 €10, 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 9

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Robert

3 months ago

I did the free walking tour with Joseph. Joseph was really friendly and knowledgeable about Ugandas history. Especially the markets I liked a lot. Definitely recommended!

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Peter and Helen

4 months ago

Thank you Arthur for a fantastic tour We have discovered so much about Kampala and enjoyed spending time with you Peter and Helen

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Rick

4 months ago

Recommend this Great tour. Gives a welcoming introduction to this bustling city.

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Reitumetse

5 months ago

I loved this tour, thanks to our Dinnah. We absolutely did not want to part ways. With this tour your truly get to experience and appreciate Kampala. I loved the market the most and ofcos you can't be in the city and not have Rolex!!!! It is food from the street vendor.

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Simone

6 months ago

The tour was exceptionally well managed despite the heavy rain, well organized and balanced with regard to the sites we visited, and the explanations on the hystorical events always accurate. We eventually ended up our tour by eating local food! Hats down to the guide!!!

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Joe

7 months ago

Wauw, that was interesting. Bella is a great guide and showed us interesting places. She maneged to guide us through the organized chaos realy wel. We defenetly recomend discovering Kampala with guruwalk.

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