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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
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09:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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.

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

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Please note;

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

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Uganda National Mosque

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Excellent views of the city and actually it's a really good idea to tick this one early on when visiting Kampala. The mosque itself is quite interesting to see also. Informative... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Excellent views of the city and actually it's a really good idea to tick this one early on when visiting Kampala. The mosque itself is quite interesting to see also. Informative tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Gaddafi mosque is a very nice place to visit. As a lady, you have to cover yourself, but you are provided with all the necessary cloth at the entrance. People are very friendly. Our guided tour was very nice, we had some very good explanations and were allowed and encouraged to take nice fotos. The minarette is a great... More 

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perfect place to visit and learn about Moslem faith,seats about 150 people and has a very beautiful view of Kampala city

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've visited the mosque twice and enjoyed both of my visits. It's a beautiful building and the view of the city from the top of the minaret is amazing. Guides are knowledgeable and there's a lot of interesting history here to learn about.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Gaddafi Mosque is a place to visit in Kampala if you have time. If you have traveled even a little around Asia, I am sure you would have seen better mosques. What I like about culture, which was missing here, is that it's very recently constructed and hence doesn't have the antique and ancient appeal.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour of the building is very interesting, the design of the interior is stunning and the view from the minarette is well worth the stairs

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

try rollex in kampala you will know why ugandans say it is zaabu both day and night kampala is full of fun.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To be honest, this was the first Mosque I ever visited. Everybody was very nice and friendly. Our Questions were answered very detailed. The Mosque itself is a must see! The view over the City is as impressive as the big praying rooms and the nice decorated interior. Normally I am not the type of Person who likes to visit... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The mosque itself is a surprising melting pot of Italian (stained glass), Libyan, Moroccan etc and Ugandan styles. Take the brief walking tour - the views inside are fantastic, the view from the minaret outstanding.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a private tour around the mosque with one of the most lovely people i have ever met. The mosque is in stark contrast with the surroundings around (which is quite shocking). But it was basically empty when we were there and we thoroughly enjoyed the visit.

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