The largest of the city’s craft ‘villages’, stocking woodcarvings, drums, sandals, batiks, basketry, beaded jewellery and ‘muzungu’ t-shirts. Some items have price tags, but everything is negotiable.
A sophisticated craft shop selling smart local items such as excellent batiks, and handmade stuff from all over Africa, including Congolese carvings. There's branches at Garden City, Bugolobi Village Mall and an out…
A small fair-trade craft shop selling arty souvenirs and trinkets; 90% of the wares are Ugandan, made by widows and disadvantaged locals. It sells bark-cloth clothing (including custom-made orders) and excellent sus…
This is the best place for English-language publications, with a great selection of books on Uganda, as well as novels. Stock up before a long road trip. There are branches at Acacia Mall and Garden City.
A sophisticated craft shop selling smart local items such as excellent batiks, and handmade stuff from all over Africa, including Congolese carvings.
Best place for secondhand books with a good selection of novels. All books are sold for USh6000 and bought for USh3000. Located on the grounds of the Surgery.
The best camera shop in Uganda stocks an impressive selection of film, including black and white and 400-speed slide film (for gorilla photos). Also at Acacia Mall.
Cool local label selling hip, vibrant accessories, fabrics, designer t-shirts and clothing.
A team of local designers produce contemporary styles and accessories using African fabrics and designs.
Garden City Complex has several floors of shops, including a supermarket, bookshop and department store, plus a cinema, bowling alley and food court.