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Gaddafi National Mosque

Old Kampala Road | Plot 23/25, Kampala, Uganda
+256 779 589692
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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
+256 779 589692
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

In order to see the mosque from the inside you are forced to pay a fee. For me any temple/mosque/church should be open to anyone without paying a fee. It's sad they want to earn money on people that way. For that way we skipped...More

Thank Familien V
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Whilst not religious personally, we are respectful of other peoples faiths and the sheer size of the mosque was incredible. We were shown round which was informative. The tower is a great place to view an amazing city.

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

One of the historical destination in Kampala that should be visited. Feel the atmosphere. The best time for visiting this mosque is on Jum'at Prayer time (around 1200 - 1300) and also Maghrib prayer (around 1800-1900). On Maghrib prayer, it will be beautiful. You can...More

Thank Aldi W
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Having seen this monument coming up from ground level to this beautiful mosque in Kampala has been an experience.This is one of the most beautiful sights and a must visit and pray destination.

Thank Ashraf A
Reviewed 4 May 2017

A guided tour of the Mosque, booked at the tourist office near the entrance is only 15.000 UGX, a great price for an interesting tour with beautiful views over the city. The guides are very lovely and knowledgeable people. After the tour, you can climb...More

Thank Kjell V
Reviewed 2 May 2017

For UGX 15000 visitors are offered a short tour, which provides a very good insight in the history of the mosque, the Islam and Kampala. The tour was very interesting and the guide was very knowledgeable. After visiting the Mosque you can go up the...More

Thank Pushan101
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We paid UGX 15,000 for a tour that lasted 30-45 minutes. We got a guide who took us through the mosque and then up the tower for excellent views of the city. Our guide was pleasant and very helpful in explaining the features of the...More

Thank jlteague
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Beautiful interior work, the guided tour takes you through all of the prayer areas. Then a walk up to the minaret with stunning 360-degree views of Kampala.

Thank Ben_E_Phillips
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

The Mosque is very nice and have intresting history concerning the building Materials and from the Tower you have a Perfect view over Kampala.

Thank Marcus R
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Impressive and beautiful Mosque. A very good and nice guide telling lots of background information. Great view over Kampala

Thank tejmpoel
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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