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Gaddafi National Mosque

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Address: Old Kampala Road | Plot 23/25, Kampala, Uganda
Phone Number:
+256 782 837536
09:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Famously known as the "Gaddafi Mosque" The Colorful structure...

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.


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

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All Visitors are required to respect the Islamic Regulations, Norms and Values.

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Very nice view

We visited the mosque just for the view from the minaret but we took nearly two hours just for the tour. The provided guide was very nice and talkative, she gave us pretty... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 September 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We visited the mosque just for the view from the minaret but we took nearly two hours just for the tour. The provided guide was very nice and talkative, she gave us pretty interesting information about the whole city.

Thank 892wolfgang
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Prayed on this mosque on Idd day. Its the biggest mosque in Uganda . It is also neat clean and for Uganda tours one need not to miss this out on Uganda Holiday as one of the city highlights of the day

Thank GorillasKampala
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

2nd most biggest mosque in Africa right in the central of kampala, amazing view of the whole city ... Must visit ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

OK, so you are in Kampala and you wish to visit a mosque. This is the one to go to as it is the most impressive in terms of size. However, there are many more interesting mosques elsewhere in the world and so, if you are a globe-trotter, leave this one out and go to Cairo or Morocco or even... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Not too many grand tourist attractions in Kampala. The National Mosque is not the most beautiful or special mosque you will see, but it is lovely, spiritual, and has a great view of the entire city if you can climb the many, many steps. Our guide was very nice.

Thank Mitchell W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Lets be honest - Kamapala is not a paradise for sight-seeing. So Gaddafi National Mosque is one of few more or less attractive spots. It was an interesting experience for a non-muslim. Staff was helpful. Mosque was beatiful. Can not compare it to any other mosques since it was my first one.

Thank MuzunguM
Kampala, Uganda
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Of course being Non Muslim i had so many misgivings visiting this one but once i decided to actually do it well i have to say was worth it especially the view of Kampala city from the tower top is just amazing. Ladies if you are visiting come with something long to cover your legs and a shawl to cover... More 

Thank siel26
Kampala, Uganda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

i normally visit this site on my city tours with tourists am a tour guide with mj safaris Uganda so we get to visit this site many times

Thank mjsafarisuganda
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We had one day in Kampala, we walked around the city (NO Boda-Boda for us!!) till we got to the Mosque. Very beautiful place, our guide was very informative, and they have a beautiful panoramic view no the city (just 300 stairs).

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

while visiting kampala, uganda never fail to drop at gadaffi national mosque. it is very good architectural masterpiece and while at that site you will have a very good view of kampala central business district. it is very near one of the historical relics of uganda called Fort Lugard and other places of interest like namirembe cathedral

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