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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...more
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Old Kampala Road | Plot 23/25, Kampala, Uganda
+256 782 837536
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"kampala city"
in 27 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 7 reviews
"call to prayer"
in 5 reviews
"great views from the top"
in 5 reviews
"guided tour"
in 19 reviews
"entire city"
in 11 reviews
"long skirt"
in 6 reviews
"nice place to visit"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 7 reviews
"interesting visit"
in 5 reviews
"small fee"
in 5 reviews
"seven hills"
in 5 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 5 reviews
"knowledgeable guide"
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"entrance fee"
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"east africa"
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"minaret"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The staff wanted money to enter the mosque. However they did say praying is free but if you look around after praying you have to pay. How sad that mosques have become a money making enterprise.

Thank 802ak
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an outstanding structure in Kampala Uganda. You can not miss it. It can be seen where ever you are in Kampala. It is worth the visit especially during this holly month

Thank federicosen
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The mosque is fairly new and maybe not that interesting architecturally. But our guide was very friendly and eager to share info.

Thank Graham C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Knowledgeable guide and a place which is both interesting and beautiful to visit. Great views from the minaret if it's open for visiting.

Thank Gustav S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 10 April 2018 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 April 2018

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 28 March 2018 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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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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26 January 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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