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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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"kampala city"
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"worth the climb"
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Am not a Muslim but since i appreciate good things, i was forced to walk into the gates of this mosque to see the wonderful architecture.. one of its kind in the country and the biggest it boost large accomodation capacity of over 50,000 people...More

Thank Deryck T
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

The best part was the view of the city from the tower. The interior was OK, and I walked around the grounds. Entrance fee was 15,000.

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Unfortunately we've walked to Gaddafi Mosque from the Old Taxi Park. You should rather take a Boda-Boda or your private car to get there. The guided tour took approx. 45 minutes a gave a brief introdution to muslim prayers. The guide was very friendly. The...More

Thank Steffen B
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

The mosque is an incredibly beautiful place in the centre of the city, the hike to the top is also worth the views of the city. I would recommend doing this on your first day in the city as it gives you a great perspective....More

Thank Michelle W
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

The view from the Minaret is great. Impressive building compared to a lot of the local builds. Not a massive amount to see though. You'll see the inside of the mosque, go up the Minaret and enjoy the view. The guide should be fine answering...More

Thank TVSweet
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

My guide Mohamed explained the history of the Mosque very well and was wonderful at explaining the origin of Kampala city. The view from the top is a must-see and spectacular!

Thank nisma2017
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and daughter went to this today. It was really a good tour and a really great explanation of what the history was at this place. The best part was the view from the minaret. Definitely worth stopping and checking out the sight over...More

Thank Bunty D
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

it is a mosque that was built by the former leader of Libya colonel muammar ghaddaffi, it really magnificent and can be viewed in the tall buildings around thhe kampala city centre.

Thank Ntegeka A
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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

I visited this mosque and I was very happy to see a nice place for prayer like this in Kampala. It’s very clean

Thank Nizar S
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

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
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gloria K
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Response from rejoicing | Reviewed this property |
If my memory is correct, the entry fee is about 5USD for foreigners, including a tour guide and a scarf for covering women's heads. It's an interesting building and climbing the minaret stairs is well worth it for a great... More
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Alton D
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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
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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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