On the south side of Nakasero Hill, one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in Kampala, sits the huge and chaotic Nakasero Market. While the top half of the hill is dominated by hotels, embassies and elite residential neighborhoods, market and surrounding area offers a completely different and very vibrant atmosphere.
The large outdoor portion of Nakasero Market specializes in fresh local produce, and it’s one of the most colorful food markets in Uganda. It’s also just about the cheapest option for purchasing fruits and vegetables. For travelers with more adventurous appetites, the market is dotted with vendors selling a favorite local snack, grasshoppers. A large warehouse next to the outdoor market sells cheap electronics, clothes and shoes.
If you’re shopping for produce at Nakasero Market, keep in mind that the wares don’t have the same chemicals and preservatives as in Western grocery stores and won’t keep as long.