The old Kampala Mosque is a tourist attraction you shouldn’t miss on your Kampala City trip or tour.
The mosque is located on one of Kampala’s hills named after it called old Kampala. The construction of the mosque started in 1972 during Idi Amin’s rule.
The work of its completion went on a standstill until the visit of the Libyan President. President Colonel Muammar Gadaffi provided the Muslim community with a substantial donation to complete the mosque in 2007.
The mosque officially opened up in 2007 and was named the Old Kampala Gadaffi Mosque. The names of this place come from the hill is located on and its funder President Gadaffi.
The Gaddafi National Mosque Uganda in old Kampala hill was the first area where the Kampala City council administration block was constructed.
After some years when Kampala city started expanding all administrative buildings are in the central business area.
This area stands out because of the architecture used during its construction. The old Kampala Mosque building is made of unique Indian style architecture.
It is the largest mosque in Uganda followed by Kibuli Mosque. The Mosque seats 15,000 people/ worshipers at once per session.
Built on old Kampala Hill and one of the major 7 hills that comprise Kampala city the capital city of Uganda. At the mosque, you will get to see the aerial view of Kampala city best views.
At the Gaddafi National Mosque Uganda in old Kampala, tourists are allowed and it was designated as one of the tourist attractions in Kampala. Before you are allowed inside the mosque you will have to pay $3 per person.
You will then be welcomed by the site guide who will take you around. You will be provided with lots of information ranging from its history to the best views of Kampala.
All women shall cover their hair mimicking the Muslim religion and you can carry yours or get it from the office. This is a requirement before entering the mosque