Standing as the second largest market in Africa for second hand clothes, the Owino Market which also doubles as a popular Uganda safari destination is located in the down town of the Capital Kampala presenting a variety of items to accommodate the varying interests of the buyers.
sights and sounds of the energetic and enthusiastic sales men and women
spread all over the market from the entrance positioning themselves to
presume that they know what you have come for are rewarding. Everyone
will be interested in winning your attention towards his / her display
and a little pulls may not be missed intended to stop you from bypassing
their items without buying. This should not worry you or appear strange
when you go touring or shopping on your safaris in Uganda.
Appearing with a range of entrances which also are the exit points from
the market, you are mesmerized by the counts of people that flock in
this market most especially over the weekend to have their shopping
desires settled. Surprisingly, despite the many entrances, once you are
in the interior it might be challenging to trace your way out especially
of it is your first time.
The Owino market is a wholesome
collection of all the necessities ranging from clothes and shoes to food
stuffs, bags, jewelry among others that definitely impresses your eye
by the time you enter this expanse shopping world. They appear in
different sizes, colors and fabric thus pulling all categories of people
that line up in the small paths that have been left for them to pass
through and at the same time view the displayed items. Simple pushes to
create the way through may not be avoided but with no confrontations.
This makes Owino an impressive market that is worth exploring while on Uganda safaris.
The items like stationary, art and craft, radios, fruits would be found
in any other place but what makes Owino Market unique and a darling to
many in Kampala and beyond is its famous Second hand clothes. Locally
referred to as Muvuumba, the concentration of second hand clothes have
earned the Owino the position of being the second largest in Africa in
the very item. It has been amazing to many to identify the local brands
of their home countries and the jackets, shirts and trousers that they
had thrown away! It is a recycling mode of its own. Low income and even
the average Ugandans and people from the neighboring countries flock the
market to gather as much as they can at the least price possible.
Re-known labels including the Armani, the Gucci, Adidas, and the Calvin
Klein among others are always secured at a good price. Travelers on Uganda tour have always secured some items from the market too.
Exploring the Owino market as part of the tour in Uganda
allows one to gain the impression of the typical shopping lifestyle of
the local Ugandans who are at the same time the majority. Therefore,
endeavor to spare some time and dig into the unknown adventure.