Commodities and services in the market

It is the biggest selling point for many Ugandan farmers dealing in products such as;

  • Fruits
  • Yellow Bananas
  • Vegetables
  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Textiles
  • Electronics
  • Matooke (plantain)
  • Cassava roots
  • Beans
  • Potatoes
    Processed Foods
  • Chicken
  • Exotic Eggs
  • Goat Meat
  • Coffee
  • Spices
  • Rice
  • Groundnuts

Nakasero Market

The market was established in January 1895 where the right Reverend McKay advised the Kabaka of Buganda to establish the first market in the Lubiri (Palace). In 1905 the Market moved to Kagugube and at the time the market a temporary structure which developed into the current Nakasero market.


Nakasero Market is Kampala’s most famous market located on foot of Nakasero Hill below Kampala Road just about 50 meters off Entebbe. Nakasero Market is among the biggest and largest markets in Kampala City central business District.

Division Of the market

The market is divided into two areas, one partially covered, where produce is sold, and another located in an attractive old building, where hardware, clothes and even a few tourist items are on sale.

Ownership Of the market

Through their umbrella association, Nakasero Market Vendors and Traders Association Ltd, the members are in the process of obtaining sublease from KCCA to develop the market.