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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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Great view of Kampala

I had one of the most picturesque view of Kampala city. A few kilometres away from the New Taxi Park at Old Kampala, the Minaret has got the best view of the whole Kampala.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Entebbe, Uganda
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Entebbe, Uganda
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had one of the most picturesque view of Kampala city. A few kilometres away from the New Taxi Park at Old Kampala, the Minaret has got the best view of the whole Kampala.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The mosque provided an interesting insight into Kampala's history. The guide was friendly and knowledgable. You are allowed to take photographs and women are allowed in. Head scarfs and wraps/skirts are provided.

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Kampala, Uganda
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After two years in Uganda, we had not been to this Kampala Landmark. On the day before our leaving, we finally did. This second largest mosque in Africa - the largest one is in Casablanca, Morocco - is well worth a visit. Imposing outside, beautifully decorated inside, it is a great example of Islamic architecture and art. The guide was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this mosque for a few hours. Did a guided tour inside. The interior is quite fascinating. And the views from the top are amazing. A must to visit while in Kampala.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful building and the location is easy to reach. Offers a great view of Kampala. The Mosque is in use and visitors must be respectful. There was a guide who gave an overview of the building features and its history. Informative and interesting. Well worth the trip to see it. I felt that it would be better not to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Gadaffi National Mosque located in Kampala city centre, the only spot in Kampala where one is able to view the entire city of Kampala when climb up the tower of the mosque. Its a beautiful spot no one should miss out when in Kampala.

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Thank Timothy S
Kampala, Uganda
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to visit, see Islamic architecture and get a view of Kampala City as well. Enjoyed the tour of the building and the tranquillity within.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one excellent place to visit, in case one wants to learn about Islam in Uganda. Its right next to the city center, and you could just walk to get there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's one of those he needs ingesting mosques inn a africa. the acrchitectual beauty I see truly amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gaddafi/Uganda National Mosque The National Mosque of Kampala is the second largest mosque in Africa after King Hassan Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco. It is located over 12 acres of land at Old Kampala Hill. Previously it was called Old Kampala Mosque which was constructed in 1972. Col. Muammar Gaddafi, former President of Libya financed it in 2004. It was inaugurated... More 

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