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“Thank you Gadaffi!”

Gaddafi National Mosque
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$79.00*
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Kampala Sightseeing Tour Including Traditional Medicine
Ranked #1 of 61 things to do in Kampala
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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
Iganga, Uganda
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“Thank you Gadaffi!”
Reviewed May 3, 2013

If you only have a couple of hours to spend in Kampala, and a sense of humour, you should grant this mosque a visit. It really is very beautifully made, and the history is just hilarious. You get to climb one of the towers and enjoy what is probably the best viewpoint of Kampala!
Scarves and hijabs are available for the women. The women working at the mosque will make sure that though you come as you are, you enter the mosque as a good Muslim!

Visited April 2013
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“Beautiful interiors”
Reviewed April 27, 2013

Grand interiors and brass chandeliers. Clean carpets and good space in women's section. Adequate parking space and great location on hill overlooking Kampala.

Visited April 2013
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Malaysia
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“Beautiful Architecture , The biggest mosque in Africa”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

Beutiful Archtecture. Motorist driving can see the majestic building up on the hill. The Gaddafi National Mosque is the biggest mosque in Africa. I saw it being built and I prayed Juumah there when ever I am in Kampala.

Visited January 2013
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Warsaw, Poland
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“Amazing place”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

Definitly worth visiting! Very informative tour with a guide. Women need to cover head, shoulders and legs. There is a possibility of climbing the mosque and views are simple amazing.

Visited January 2013
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“Beautiful structure and great views of the city”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

Definitely glad that we decided to visit the Mosque. We had an excellent tour guide that took us around. You can go to the top of the minaret and get an idea of where everything is in the city.
Women have to wear a head cover and a skirt, but this is all provided at the entrance.

Visited March 2013
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