The average price of a 7-day trip to Kampala is $1,784 for a solo traveler, $3,204 for a couple, and $6,007 for a family of 4. Kampala hotels range from $33 to $241 per night with an average of $65, while most vacation rentals will cost $20 to $320 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Entebbe International Airport (EBB) are between $1,372 and $1,981 per person for economy flights and $4,305 to $6,216 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $25 to $58 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Kampala, UG

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to EBB and stay in a Kampala hotel:

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • April 2nd to May 6th
  • August 27th to December 2nd (except the week of October 22nd)

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Kampala is usually early to mid September.

 

Average Kampala Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Kampala for a week is $1,177-$2,539($168-$363 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $25 to $58 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $810 to $1,743 for economy

Lodging: $37 to $65 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $32 to $40 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Kampala for a week is $3,286-$5,164($469-$738 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $50 to $116 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,620 to $3,486 for economy

Lodging: $37 to $65 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $32 to $40 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Kampala for a week is $4,228-$9,376($604-$1,339 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $100 to $232 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,240 to $6,972 for economy

Lodging: $74 to $130 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $48 to $60 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Kampala

How cheap can you make a vacation to Kampala? The cheapest trip to Kampala is about $147 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 28% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $20 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $28.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Kampala for a week is $1,028-$2,239($147-$320 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $14 to $28 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $810 to $1,743 for economy

Lodging: $28 to $33 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $50 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Kampala for a week is $1,936-$4,178($277-$597 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $28 to $56 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,620 to $3,486 for economy

Lodging: $28 to $33 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $50 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Kampala for a week is $3,800-$8,236($543-$1,177 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $56 to $112 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,240 to $6,972 for economy

Lodging: $56 to $66 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $28 to $80 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is easy to travel to Kampala cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Kampala Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Kampala.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Kampala for a week is $3,440-$8,964($491-$1,281 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $53 to $122 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,325 to $4,654 for first class

Lodging: $124 to $241 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $320 to $576 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Kampala for a week is $6,136-$14,472($877-$2,067 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $106 to $244 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,650 to $9,308 for first class

Lodging: $124 to $241 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $320 to $576 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Kampala for a week is $12,272-$26,868($1,753-$3,838 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $212 to $488 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $9,300 to $18,616 for first class

Lodging: $248 to $482 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $512 to $806 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Kampala Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Kampala is lower than the average city. On average vacation rentals are less expensive than hotels. Luxury hotels are more expensive in Kampala due to hotel employees. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Kampala Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Kampala hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Kampala.

 

Flight Costs to Kampala

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,981 average in mid December to a low of $1,372 in early to mid September. Median flight price is $1,387. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Kampala our data includes 142 originating airports, and 72 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Kampala from an airport like Stewart International (SWF) in Newburgh/Poughkeepsie, NY (the United States) for an average $13,514 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Bole International (ADD) in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) at an average of just $248.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Wednesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Wednesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Kampala, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $609, so you can easily save about 44% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Kampala can easily cost $210 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $14 per person. Private tours can cost $421 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

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