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Gaddafi National Mosque
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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
Reviewed 27 August 2014

This major landmark in Kampala is worth a visit, but probably needs to be re-named now.... It's to far to walk from most popular tourist hangouts, but a taxi/boda boca will get you there.

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Reviewed 20 August 2014

Totally different from the other mosques I have visited; modern and has a unique mix of modern and traditional, African, European and Arabic influences

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Reviewed 14 August 2014

It is quite a climb to get to the mosque & then up the 300+ stairs to the top of the minaret! but the views are worth the huffing & puffing to get there! We toured here as part of our Kampala Walk Tour with Zulaika. The mosque itself is beautiful.

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Reviewed 10 August 2014

I came to see the Mosque while on a work trip to Kampala. Be warned - if you are a "Western" women they will dress you in a long skirt and headscarf for the experience! We climbed the minaret for an amazing view of Kampala before walking around the mosque with a very knowledgeable guide who taught us about Islam in Uganda and the symbolism in the mosque. Fun and educational! Recommended!

Thank La Bastilla E
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

The drive to the mosque was not great, probably I chose a wrong day - Friday. Once you reach a top the monument, you can get a bird's eye view of the lovely city of Kampala.

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