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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 6 days ago

The Mosque is high on a hill and has spectacular views of the city from the tower. The main building is incredibly beautiful and very interesting to tour.

Thank Monica L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mohamed proved to be a very good guide and was passionate about the importance of reading the Qu'ran. I've been to many mosques around the world and this one wasn't much different. The best thing about this mosque is that tourists are allowed to climb...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic views over Kampala, really gives you a feel for the layout of the city. Excellent tour guides, really know their stuff. It is quite a hike up, there are a lot of steep stairs to get to the top, so be prepared. But the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the place .. people remmeber theat leader from this huge mosque .. it is also a seat of many Muslim religious schools

Thank Mervat S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed visit to the mosque. I paid a small fee of 7000 Ugandan Shillings for a guided tour to the mosque. The guide was helpful and informative.! She answered all our questions in detail. We're given the chance to climb up the minaret...More

Thank Chaika707
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our informative an interesting tour around the mosque and going up the tower to get the best views of Kampala and the seven hills surrounding it.The young guide was very well informed and seemed very passionate about his city and faith.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

On arrival you are given a guide to take you around the mosque and explain the history and the features. You can walk up the tower for great views of Kampala city. One of the few things to do whilst in Kampala.

Thank KaterinaR-B
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Reviewed January 9, 2018

The tour guides provided are fantastic, very smart and share a lot of valuable information. The mosque is certainly beautiful and the view from the top is worth it.

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Reviewed December 24, 2017 via mobile

I climbed all the way to the top of the tower and it was worth it. I saw the whole of Kampala in its glory and all the hills surrounding it . Unforgettable experience.

Thank Funmi O
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Reviewed December 21, 2017

A beautifully decorated & spacious mosque. The best part of it is the tower from where you can get a complete view of Kampala.

Thank farhana t
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gloria K
December 6, 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
April 2, 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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January 25, 2015|
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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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