Gaddafi National Mosque

Gaddafi National Mosque, Kampala

Gaddafi National Mosque
4.5
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
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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SF Guy
San Francisco, CA767 contributions
Best Views of Kampala
Oct 2021 • Solo
This mosque has a very interesting history and should be on a must see list. Located in Old Kampala it’s a big mosque with a tall minaret. Once taking the stairs to the top you get an amazing 360 degree view of Kampala. Excellent picture opportunity.
Written October 9, 2021
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Aby Kay Moore
Kampala, Uganda9 contributions
Holy place
Oct 2020
Clean lavatories, spacious praying place and good surround sound. one of the iconic places in kampala,
Written August 26, 2021
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Michael M
Ewa Beach, HI9 contributions
National Mosque of Uganda
Apr 2021
Great place to visit! Make sure to climb the 272 stairs up in the tower to get a breathtaking view of Kampala!
Written May 26, 2021
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Jimmy Y
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Mister
May 2021 • Solo
Professional, friendly, timely services and the staff shares trips related information during tours.
Written May 16, 2021
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Estrella
United States348 contributions
Espectacular views from the roof!
Feb 2021 • Business
The capital of Uganda has much more to offer than hectic traffic! The Gadaffi National Mosque, now known as the Uganda National Mosque, is one of the “newest” buildings that you definitely should visit.

This is a Skyscraper kind of mosque, since it also has a tower where you can see the entire Old Kampala from above. This mosque can hold almost 20,000 worshipers: 15,000 inside the mosque, 1100 in the gallery and almost 3500 more in the terrace.

There is an office at the entrance of the parking lot where you can buy your tickets. Also if you are not a Muslim and don’t dress according to the Muslim rules, no worries, the same office where you get your tickets can help.
Written March 1, 2021
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Emmanuel H
Reading, UK12 contributions
Spectacular views of Kampala city
Dec 2020
Yusuf, our guide for the visit, took us on an excellent and informative tour of the impressive mosque. We climbed the muezzin's tour and were granted spectacular views of the city. Yusuf enthralled us with local history and cultural insights. We felt very welcome and would recommend visiting for muslims and non-muslims alike.
Written February 7, 2021
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John
3 contributions
The Uganda National Mosque is a mosque located at Kampala Hill
Apr 2020
The Uganda National Mosque is a mosque located at Kampala Hill in the Old Kampala area of Kampala, Uganda. Completed in 2006, it seats up to 15,000 worshipers and can hold another 1,100 in the gallery, while the terrace will cater for another 3,500. Colonel Muammar Gaddafi of Libya commissioned the mosque as a gift to Uganda, and for the benefit of the Muslim population. Uganda has many mosques but this one is a skyscraper mosque.
Written December 11, 2020
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Atupele M
Lilongwe, Malawi24 contributions
Great visit
Dec 2019 • Friends
Had a great guide .The mosque is breathtaking ,built with materials from different countries .The view from the tower was amazing
Written September 5, 2020
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Manuel Garcia
Madrid, Spain5 contributions
Great site
Jan 2020
It is an interesting attraction around the Kampala city. Great view of the city while at the top and great history of the place.
Written August 4, 2020
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SriniShenoy
Bengaluru, India270 contributions
Pleasant holy place with panoramic views of Kampala
Feb 2020
A pleasant place to visit. Situated on the old hill in the very centre of Kampala, a climb to the top of the Minaret offers you the best views of the whole of Kampala city. Ensure you take a guide - who will explain the history of the mosque along with a bit of the history of Kampala itself. A must visit on a city tour of Kampala.
Written April 16, 2020
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