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

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It's magnificent, has a good view of Kampala and is the biggest mosque in Uganda. For a low cost tour cab/taxi in Kampala call or what'sapp David on +256772967306

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's magnificent, has a good view of Kampala and is the biggest mosque in Uganda. For a low cost tour cab/taxi in Kampala call or what'sapp David on +256772967306

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If you've spent time in Kampala you know its a city of lots of people, hustle, bustle, jams, and craziness. Visiting the mosque gave a moment of peace and respite. It was so quiet inside and beautiful. The guides were very knowledgeable about the history of the mosque and the different things inside the mosque...the best part is at the... More 

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an interesting place to visit , especially if you're interested in learning about the Libya and Uganda relationship

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Its where the city got its Name "Kampala" from and view all the 7 Hills of the city and amazing views ....

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I always visit this mosque or tourist site whenever i have clients for a city tour and its one those sites that u wont when visit Kampala the capital city of Uganda.

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The tour company I was with had this as an extra excursion. I'm so glad I did it. It was fascinating. The guide was magnificent, she had such a beautiful singing voice. Very informative. It's a lot of stairs up the tower, but the view is with it. You get to see all of Kampala. I'm so glad I did... More 

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Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly and it was very interesting to hear the history of the mosque and how it is used. Fantastic views of the city when you climb to the top of the minaret.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Get a good view of kampala from atop this hill. A majestic mosque, tranquil location. Easy reach from the city centre.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I took a group here, and although you need to ' dress up ' the inside is incredibly relaxing and not what I expected. It's massive with interesting architecture and drawings that the guides explain to you and help understand the religion. Also great 360 views of the city from the tower you can climb!

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A bit unfriendly but nice to see in Kampala. Free entrance for muslims.. Friday prayers are at 12 and you are allowed to participate if you ask them for free.

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