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Free tour

Kampala Street Food (Rolex Tasting)

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on December 30, 2018

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.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

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.

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  • Meeting point:
    2a Kampala Road Kampala Uganda
    2a Kampala Road Kampala Uganda
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    At Cariboo restaurant you will find our guides with a green umbrella with the words free female guided city tours

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).

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