Top 7 Things to See & Do in Kampala
The list of things to do in Kampala is endless, but we have tried to list down the must-do for you before you live this vibrant city.
Visit Historical & Religious sites
Kampala is the epicenter of Uganda’s historical sites. There are many and you need like a full day to finish all of them provided that you are not stuck in a traffic jam.
The list of these sites includes Kasubi tombs, Bahai temple, Uganda museum, National theatre, Martyrs shrines Namugongo, the Royal palace of Buganda kingdom, Gadhafi mosque, Namirembe and Rubaga cathedrals.
Go for Shopping
This capital is a mecca for shoppers. Its streets are lined by multiple malls and plazas occupied by shops and supermarkets that sell various goods at unbeatable prices.
Make sure to reach out to these outlets for best deals in the city. Some of the malls recommended for travelers in Kampala include Acacia mall, freedom city, garden city, Kingdom Kampala, Forest mall, Shoprite, Boulevard to mention but a few.
Attend fun events
Over the weekends, there are many fun events hosted around Kampala. If you want to kill boredom, don’t miss one of the events like Blankets and Wine, Roast and Rhyme, comedy shows and more.
Watch a football match
For football lovers, the best way to have fun while in Kampala is to attend a football match for the Uganda premier league.
Several clubs participate in this league and have home grounds in different regions of the country. The nearest home ground is the Star times stadium for Kampala capital city authority football club.
Visit Lake Mburo National Park
If football doesn’t appeal, you can visit Lake Mburo National Park for wildlife encounters. This park is among Uganda’s top parks and is the nearest from Kampala.
It is home to thousands of wildlife species including the African Big Fives. While in this protected area, the best way to take in its Wildlife is to partake a game drive or boat cruise along the waters of Lake Mburo.
Try local Cuisine
If you are a foodie, don’t leave Kampala without tasting the delicious local cuisine served in various eateries around the city.
Uganda is among the top destinations with yummy local cuisine in East Africa. Some of these foods include Matooke with Meat, Fish or Chicken, Kalo, Posho, Rice, Cassava, Katogo and more.
Meet with locals
Uganda’s locals are smiley and friendly, make sure to associate with them before you check out of Kampala. Visit the local markets, meet and greet, take photos and as well try to speak some Luganda or any other Ugandan language.