Kampala activities

Kampala is a bustling, cosmopolitan city with lots to see and do and we have listed some suggestions below. If you would like to include any of them in your itinerary or take a city tour, please send us an enquiry.

Kampala City Tour

This full-day tour takes you to many of Kampala’s sites of cultural importance including the Kasubi tombs, burial grounds of the Buganda kings and the fascinating Uganda museum. It also takes you through the downtown area for a glimpse of the daily lives of ordinary Ugandans. There are a number of optional visits if you would like to adjust or extend the tour.

Restaurants, bars & cafes

Kampala has a fantastic range of cafes, bars and restaurants. Try Bancafe for a choice of freshly ground coffees, superb juices and smoothies and great cakes. Mamba Point offers authentic pizzas or a full Italian menu. Khana Khazana is well known for its delicious Indian food or how about a full Korean dining experience at Arirang?

If you just want a drink, try the Just Kicking sports bar or go upmarket and have a cocktail in one of Kampala’s many international hotels. If you want to ‘get down with the kids’ try Kampala’s trendy bar scene at Cayenne or Mateos. The list goes on and on…


As a night out, an evening of traditional Ugandan dance takes some beating. Alternatively, you could take a chance at one the city’s casinos, have a laugh with some of Uganda’s funniest comedians, enjoy one of the many concerts or resident bands in town, spend an evening at the theatre or head to the cinema to catch the latest release.


Kampala has a very lively sports scene including rugby, cricket and football: you could even join the Kampala marathon if you time it right. If you have time to venture a little further out of town, why not try shooting, horse riding or even windsurfing?

Art galleries

Uganda has a number of art galleries showcasing the work of local artists such as Ben Bukenya, Ismail Kateregga and Paulo Akiiki. Work on display ranges from paintings to sculpture and from ceramics to photography. Visits to art galleries can also be included in our city tours on request.

Uganda National Cultural Centre

Tulifanya Gallery

Gallery Café

Interview with Paulo Akiiki

Nomo Gallery

Makerere Art Gallery

Ikara Art House

Shopping and crafts

Kampala is not short of beautiful shops and colourful markets where you can spend your money. Try the Garden City, Oasis or Acacia shopping malls or, if you are looking for crafts to take home, check out the wonderful Banana Boat shops, the African Village or the National Theatre Craft Market.

Kids stuff

Kampala has a range of activities for young children including bouncy castles, trampolines, kids swimming and paddling pools and short railway rides. Children are also usually welcome in places such as restaurants.

As with all big cities, worldwide, we suggest you remain street-wise and travel safely at night, with your own car & driver or in a special hire taxi.