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Gaddafi National Mosque

Old Kampala Road | Plot 23/25, Kampala, Uganda
+256 782 837536
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Famously known as the "Gaddafi Mosque" The Colorful structure with its magnificent features of Art was built and designed based on a mixture of Cultures of Arab, European, and an African Touch. Built on Old Kampala Hill, which is One of Kampala City's Seven Hills. It can also be viewed from all Corners of Kampala and one cannot go without a glimpse of it. The Mosque is Open to all People regardless of their Creeds, Political affiliations, Ethnic backgrounds, Cultures and Nationalities. This majestic work of art also houses the Headquarters of the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council which is the National Faith Based Umbrella Organization for all Muslims, their Organizations and Institutions in Uganda with a Core responsibility to reach out to all People at all Levels. The Mosque Complex consists of a Large Mosque Hall that is usually open to all Muslims for Friday Prayers and also for other Islamic Festivals. It can accommodate over 35,000 People. This makes it as one of the biggest Mosque in East, Central, and Sub-Saharan Africa. It also has a standard Conference Hall, Library, An Fm Radio Station, a hospital, and a University College among other Units. On arrival, report to the Tourism Information Office desk. Where you are required to pay your Entrance Fees, Ladies will be veiled as per the Islamic custom. This is a Guided Tour; hence you will be introduced to your guide who will take you around and Inside the Mosque to enjoy an Ambience of its exterior and interior. On entering the Mosque Main hall, enjoy its Architectural designs. Climbing the Tower / Minaret gives you the best view of Kampala City at 360 degrees with its original surrounding Seven Hills. The Mosque also stands on the Original Spot where British first hoisted their Flag which signified Uganda as British Colony. OFFICIAL OPENING HOURS TO TOURISTS AND RESEARCHERS; Monday - Thursday: 09:00am - 06:00Pm Friday: 09:00am - 11:30am re-Opened after the Friday Prayers from 02:00 - 06:00Pm Saturday - Sunday: 09:00am - 06:00Pm. Remains Open on Public Holidays Follow us on our Face book Page; Gaddafi Mosque Uganda Please note; All Visitors are required to respect the Islamic Regulations, Norms and Values. Thank You Management Tourism Office Uganda National Mosque
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Old Kampala Road | Plot 23/25, Kampala, Uganda
+256 782 837536
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I might have been very unlucky, but let me share my experience with this Islamic site with you. It was already a bit later on the day and I just wanted to see the place and take a few photos, no more, as I had...More

Thank Importviking
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fascinating place to visit. Every small group gets a knowledgeable guide and learns about the religion and some of its traditions, and about the history of this particular Mosque. The walk up the tower is strenuous (over 300 steps) but well worth...More

Thank FiYnysMon
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was not on my list due to limited time in city but decided to stop by and am glad I did. It was wonderful

Thank SudhaGupta
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very beautiful mosque . Gives you a wonderful view of the city of Kampala. Most beautiful mosque in East and central Africa

Thank Roland S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my young people (early twenties). I'm 65. The mosque itself is fairly simple by comparison with some I have visited, but very large inside. Not the most impressive interior. However, the climb to the top (274 steps I think) is well worth it...More

Thank GeoffChase
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They wanted to cheat us at the entrance and an old man suddenly changed his mind and wanted more money as he had told us so we decided not to go in.

Thank aintrix
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The vintage Arabic interior and the Lovely view of the hills in Kampala was awesome.I got a chance to actually pray from there.

Thank abdulkarim4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty, interesting story. The view of the city was by far the best part since the rest was pretty unremarkable.

Thank lvanclief
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An impressive mosque even if built by a donation from a brutal dictator Worth seeing for its architecture and vast space

Thank NJiff
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here with my girlfriend on Walter's boda boda tour of Kampala. Brilliant experience. We were shown around the Mosque by a local student who was very interesting. The climb up the Minaret was the highlight with panoramic views of the hills of Kampala.

Thank Aaron V
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Response from Yves B | Reviewed this property |
Hello, good afternoon. I Always just go there by BODA (taxi motor) and for small money someone will take you around. Dont forget to ask to go up in the Minaret. The highest point of the city center, realy nice... More