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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
09:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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.


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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Beautiful mosque with an incredible view of Kampala

This is a beautiful mosque with an incredible view of Kampala. Friendly tour guides will show you around and you can climb the Minaret at your own pace (it's pretty high).

Reviewed 19 December 2016
Shakeel P
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Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful mosque with an incredible view of Kampala. Friendly tour guides will show you around and you can climb the Minaret at your own pace (it's pretty high).

Thank Shakeel P
Kampala, Uganda
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Reviewed 15 December 2016

Visited the mosque and it was very interesting. They provide a scarf for women and a tour guide for 15 000 shillings. The view from the mosque is great and I would recommend it to anyone visiting Kampala .

Thank MDW789
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Reviewed 12 December 2016

Great experience, lovely mosque with spectacular view of the entire city! The guides were knowledgeable, very clean and pristine place in the heart of the old city.

Thank Sobia R
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Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

A delightful woman met us, wrapped the women in our group appropriately to enter the mosque and encouraged us to explore. The view from atop the tower is great.

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Reviewed 9 December 2016

we were impressed how religions live together in harmoney in uganda. we love the place and the guide. maybee kadafi made one good think in his life.

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Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

It's magnificent, has a good view of Kampala and is the biggest mosque in Uganda. For a low cost tour cab/taxi in Kampala call or what'sapp David on +256772967306

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Reviewed 29 November 2016

If you've spent time in Kampala you know its a city of lots of people, hustle, bustle, jams, and craziness. Visiting the mosque gave a moment of peace and respite. It was so quiet inside and beautiful. The guides were very knowledgeable about the history of the mosque and the different things inside the mosque...the best part is at the... More 

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Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

an interesting place to visit , especially if you're interested in learning about the Libya and Uganda relationship

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Reviewed 12 November 2016

Its where the city got its Name "Kampala" from and view all the 7 Hills of the city and amazing views ....

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Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

I always visit this mosque or tourist site whenever i have clients for a city tour and its one those sites that u wont when visit Kampala the capital city of Uganda.


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