We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Gaddafi National Mosque

Old Kampala Road | Plot 23/25, Kampala, Uganda
+256 782 837536
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 79.00*
and up
Kampala Sightseeing Tour Including Traditional Medicine
More Info
US$ 185.00*
and up
Full-Day City Tour of Kampala
More Info
US$ 56.00*
and up
Kampala and Kisenyi Slum Walking Tour
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 09:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Old Kampala Road | Plot 23/25, Kampala, Uganda
+256 782 837536
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (398)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 398 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago 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 5 days ago

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
Reviewed 6 days ago

the name has been changed to the national mosque after the Libyan leader was oused, the walk up the tower to the top is a must a birds eye view of the entire city, a must if able...artisans from all over the place have sculpted...More

Thank Amit M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very beautiful mosque in the centre of Kampala. It is not a very old one, and well maintained, so it still looks quite new. The biggest mosque in Kampala, you'll get a guide, who will show you the mosque inside and out...More

Thank F S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The mosque provides nice tours that are just about the right length for a cultural experience. Traditional clothing are provided. You are taught how to pray. Once there, you do however definitely need to visit the big tower. A lot of stairs, but worth the...More

Thank Eefje V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Biggest Mosque in Kampala, Uganda. This Mosque is Ugandan National mosque. Holy place for Muslims brotherhood and very nice environment also.

Thank Salahuddin H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go to visit this mosque, ypu will find a good guide who will introduce you inside where you can find a modern but excellent architecture

Thank belloviaggiare2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago 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
Nearby Restaurants
Cafe Javas
825 reviews
.34 km away
Il Patio - The Italian Restaurant
151 reviews
.98 km away
Piato Restaurant
105 reviews
1.17 km away
20 reviews
.49 km away
Nearby Attractions
Lubiri Palace
73 reviews
1.51 km away
Namirembe Kathedrale
50 reviews
1.01 km away
Independence Monument
78 reviews
1.45 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Alton D
I'm talking with a girl who says that she wants to marry me but I don't believe her because she don't know me. Is this a set up??? I'm African American from U.S. and currently live in America. She says she's a virgen and she needs a husband
2 April 2015|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from EssGee19 |
Ok. Wrong forum to begin with. Please find an appropriate channel to put your query. Also, just as a fellow human being, why would you consider marrying a girl just because she is willing....i mean it takes more than that... More
How do I schedule or make a tour reservation for the mosque in Kampala? Thank you in advance for your reply.
26 January 2015|
Answer Show all 6 answers
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