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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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"entire city"
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"beautiful building"
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Reviewed yesterday

Our tour guide took us to this incredible mosque right before we embarked on the journey to Bwindi. This mosque was built and sponsored by the late Mwammar Gaddafi. A good way to remember him.

Thank gendpayne
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had as guide Mohammad, and we were happy, he has a great knowledge and the visit was really interesting...

Thank Claudia H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here as part of a walking tour - extra charge to visit. Women have to cover up. To visit the upstairs of the mosque you must remove your shoes, as I did not have socks there was no way I was going to wear...More

Thank KLH21
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Third biggest mosque in Africa, had a very interesting visit accompanied by a excellent Gide who told me the complete detailed history of this beautiful mosque ending by climbing the tower with more than 200 steps the view you have from there is unbelievable on...More

Thank RonV808
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A well ventilated Mosque. a simple structure but as its on the hill top it has beautiful view even from the entrance courtyard

Thank Feroz Mehood M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can take a tour at a reasonable price. You visit the mosque and then go up the minaret. The view up there is great and worth every penny. The guide was also very knowledgeable and gave us great tips for the rest of our...More

Thank Thomas V
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

You’ll get a good workout going up the stairs. The views of the city from the top are very cool and a must if in town.

Thank Shaun M
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Paid an entrance fee of 15.000 UGX to go to the Mosque with a guide. Got some information on the mosque but the most interesting part of the “tour” was going up to the top of the minaret and having a 360 view on the...More

Thank Pieter G
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

It is a great building with a lovely look of the city as it located in the heart of Kampala, it gives us a good story tell of Kampala and the political side of it as well us it makes us remember the founder Gaddafi...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018

An aggressive lady at the entrance denied me from entering, told me that I am a security risk and that I'm required to be escorted by a guide if I wanted to go inside. She clearly didn't want to be at work and took it...More

Thank orchidgirl101
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gloria K
6 December 2017|
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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
2 April 2015|
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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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