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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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Reviewed yesterday

Climb to the top of the minaret, use a mosque guide who can provide you with historic, architectural and religious perspective including the history of its construction and the interior decor.

Thank J S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Recommend every tourist to visit these interesting places while staying at la`ponye hotel and apartments

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Safe Boda Uganda have an organised City tour the trip includes the Gadaffi mosque. The entry charge is sh 10000 (about $3.00) and ladies in trousers have to cover up. Sarongs are provided. The view of Kampala from the minaret Ian breathtaking burn its a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Attended a wedding at GDdafi National Mosque. It is one the historical sites 0erched on a hill overlooking the city. The mosque is beautifully built, is large and has lovely carpet. Enjoyed seeing the place with the library and the museum.

Thank Abid A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful experience. Our guide, Fatima, was friendly and knowledgeable about the mosque. The grounds are quiet and climbing the to the top of the mosque gives you a great view of the neighborhoods in Kampala. Tip: Bring your own head scarf. They have...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very interesting mosque and one of the largest in Africa. Also, the view of Kampala from the top of the minaret is one of the best in the city!

Thank Bryan P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the mosque to climb the tower. It has the best view of Kampala. Worthwhile! You have to pay an entrance fee and a guide will take you through. The history of the mosque and the history of all the hills of Kampala is...More

Thank Thomas A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While at Ghadafi, you get to have clear views of kampala city , and also you get to feel the touch of the 2 best mosque in africa. The guides in this place are so professional and they know what a customer wants. keep it...More

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Reviewed 15 July 2018

As we only stayed in city center for a couple of hours, this was a good place to get an impression and see the skyline of the city. This was included in the tour itinerary and we visited the mosque for about an hour. There...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

We visited the mosque for around an hour in July 2018. The entry cost 15,000 shillings each, which we felt was very reasonable considering this included our own guide. Our guide made us feel very welcome and provided a comprehensive tour of the mosque in...More

Thank Greg D
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tinkc48
9 August 2018|
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Response from Stephanie M | Reviewed this property |
The most widely practiced religion is christianity but besides this and islam there is budhism, hindism, atheism and atheism. I am sure i have forgotten some but those are the most common
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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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