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Kampala Street Food (Rolex Tasting)

Your Guru: Rosette and Hannah
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3.0
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  • Kampala
  • Available in English
  • 2 hours and 30 minutes

About the Guru

We are Rosette and Hannah female tour guides that are highly passionate about history and culture and uses it to help travelers experience and enjoy free Kampala city tours. With over 8 years in the travel and tourism industry, we use our passion to help train other female guides and support refugees with free clean drinking water.

We are Rosette and Hannah female tour guides that are highly passionate about history and culture and uses it to help travelers experience and enjoy free Kampala city tours. With over 8 years in the travel and tourism industry, we use our passion to help train other female guides and support refugees with free clean drinking water.

About the Tour

Join us for a taste of Kampala street food. The Rolex is from Uganda. we eat it, we don't wear it !

Rolex is a popular food item in Uganda, combining an egg omelette and vegetables wrapped in a chapati. This single-portion dish is quick to prepare, and can be eaten at any time of the day, from breakfast to a lunch or supper meal or snack. The name "rolex" comes from its method of preparation, with the chapati and the omelette rolled together.

This idea originated from a chapati seller's creativity in the Busoga region "the basoga" then the idea spread to Wandegeya next to Makerere University in Uganda, fueled by students who needed a quick meal because of time and budget limitations. The delicacy soon spread throughout Uganda. It became a popular food choice for its combination of convenience, low cost, and taste.

Other terms and variations related to rolex include:

"Titanic": two or more chapatis used together in rolling the portion.

"Kikomando": the chapati is sliced and mixed with beans. This name is inspired by the commando soldier or unit eating quickly in the field, or to the casual style of "going commando." It can also refer to someone unafraid of getting messy by eating street food with the hands.

Come and taste it yourself with Rosette & Hannah.

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: At Cariboo restaurant you will find our guides with a green umbrella with the words free female guided city tours

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 per person, 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!

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Palle
22 Jan 2022 Kampala
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Travelled alone - Jan 2022

I waited an hour and no one showed up

Response from Rosette and Hannah
Unfortunately due to poor internet ( we were on a trip upcountry), which is entirely beyond our control, we could not see your booking in time. Our work ethic is in no way in support of such behavior . We regret any inconvenience caused by this.
Katharina
17 Feb 2020

Thank you girls for the great food tour with many different options to choose has many food options,i loved Matooke and Sweet Potatoes and the explanations and the fruits were very sweet (pineapple).I highly recommed this tour and meet up-greet way to learn about the local life. Brgds Katharina

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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 €10 per person, 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!