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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
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+256 782 837536
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Mosque is a beautiful building and the guides are very nice and tell you openly about the mosque's history and the religion. The view from the tower is magnificent.

Thank Louise H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We thought the Gaddafi Mosque was an interesting place because our guide, Fatima, was so engaging and informative. The mosque itself is fairly average in that most mosques are not elaborate or flashy. There is a exceptional view if you climb the 300 or so...More

Thank westwilshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

DAY visit it very spectacular please once always around Kampala try it it's amazing place to view city

Thank Arthur F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to view beauty of a mosque in this part of the world; visit Gaddafi mosque. Am attached to this place because I always fee that Gadaffi never deserved to die the way he did. This is a true beauty. You can see...More

Thank donkugonza
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was fascinating to hear about the difficulties of getting this mosque completed. Contrary to popular belief it was not completed under Idi Amin but only after he was deposed, with the senior Mufti at the time largely responsible for getting additional funds from Libya...More

Thank himalayas2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a Christian, the tour was far better than expected. A great place and a credit to muslims at such a difficult time. A pure pleasure, not sure what the lady who showed us around name was, but Such a beautiful voice!!

Thank Windsurfingsadlers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very interesting mosque to tour and to learn more about Islam and get some breathtaking views on top of the tower. The mosque is pretty central and the admission was 15,000Ush ($4.50). You get a tour guide to come around with you and you...More

Thank nayizs93
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dress code required for women only...wrap and head covering provided when paying $15 US. Guide was informative.

Thank Dixiegals
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Well worth the 15000 UGX for a personal guided tour of this architectural masterpuece financed by Libya. Apart from the building the tour provided insights into Islamic thought and practice. The 272 stairs are well worth the climb for the view of Kampala. The mosque...More

Thank Eddie O
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Guides are friendly and knowledgeable. The mosque itself is impressive. The views from the minaret are the best in Kampala by far. I've been here four times and it has never disappointed. If you only have time to visit one place during your visit in...More

Thank Visa T
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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
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