Kampala is Uganda’s capital city and a major contemporary urban center in Africa. It boasts an impressive theater and arts district, delicious food and a thriving culture that’s worthy of at least one visit. Luckily, it’s also pretty affordable for travelers on a budget.
Café Javas is a casual, coffee-themed restaurant perfect for breakfast or brunch. The menu primarily features European fare, so you can expect the typical bread and eggs. A meal will cost $10.
Start exploring the city at Kasubi Tombs. The UNESCO World Heritage site is the official burial ground for members of the Baganda royal family. It’s an important spiritual and political site and showcases some unique architecture. The entrance fee is less than $2.
Next, head to the Uganda Museum for a cultural and historic tour of life in Uganda since its inception. The museum has dozens of great artifacts and works of art. Entrance is roughly $3. You should be able to squeeze in a stop at the Uganda National Mosque to witness one of the country’s greatest pieces of architecture. It’s free to walk around when there’s no service in progress.
When hunger strikes head to the Kisementi neighborhood to sample the food at The Bistro. This fancy fusion restaurant features local ingredients from the markets to create a mix of Asian, Mexican and American cuisine. A bite on the outdoor patio will run you $20.
Begin the afternoon with a stop at the Ndere Center. This cultural center offers great insight into local traditions, and here you can take a quick cooking or dance class and mingle with locals. Bring $10. Next, swing by one of the many local craft markets to help the local economy and grab a few souvenirs. You can expect to drop $10 here.
Before dinner you’ll definitely want to seek out the Uganda Martyrs Catholic Shrine Namugongo. This unique and stunning building pays tribute to the Ugandan Martyrs murdered by a former king. Inside you can buy a quick tour for only $5.
Finally, end with dinner at Mediterraneo. Though not African cuisine, it’s easily one of the most relaxing and delightful eateries in Kampala. A meal will cost $20.
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