Visit Gaddafi National Mosque Old Kampala – Uganda National Mosque
Visit Gaddafi National Mosque The Uganda National Mosque is a mosque located at Kampala Hill in the Old Kampala area of Kampala, Uganda. Completed in 2006, it seats up to 15,000 worshipers and can hold another 1,100 in the gallery, while the terrace will cater for another 3,500. Location. Gadhafi’s national mosque is located in the city in area called old Kampala which is literally walk -able from the main city centre.
3 km, by road from Kampala city centre along Kampala – Rubaga road. It is accessible by public transport.
What to do when you visit gaddafi National Mosque?
Here you will experience history of Islam in Uganda and with 270 steps no place in Kampala has the best view as the mosque tower.
When to visit
For tourists it’s open all year round but for believers. Friday is the best day as its juma prayers.
Other Things to do around Kampala Uganda
Parliament of Uganda
The parliament of Uganda is open to the public. One can either tour this impressive building or watch the parliamentarians in action from Tuesday to Thursday from 2 – 4 pm. make sure you are decently dressed, carry a valid identification card and go to the public relations department for permission to arrange and visit the Parliament building of Uganda.
Buganda Royal Tombs Kasubi
Kasubi Royal Tombs is the burial site for the Kings and royal family members of the Buganda Kingdom. UNESCO listed Kasubi Tombs for their significance to the Kingdom. A visit to the Kasubi Tombs gives visitors an impression of a rural village with its impressive grass thatched hut originally built for Kabaka Mutesa I as a palace in 1882, which was turned into a burial site after his death two years later.
African Traditional Markets in Kampala-Uganda
Kampala City is dotted with colorful crafts markets which are also called craft villages. These Markets sell vibrant crafts ranging from prints, baskets, paintings, pottery, jewelry and much more. While some are in permanent locations such as the Craft Village behind the National Theatre and Craft Centre on Buganda Road, some are weekly and monthly including one in Makindye a Kampala suburb and one in front of the Railway Station in the city center. Get a chance to interact with the artists and even ask them to make something especially for your request.
Restaurants for Local Foods
Kampala has got a variety of restaurants which are a premium eatery offering a completely unique and fine dining experience centered on Ugandan local food. Using fresh, natural flavors, top quality produce and expert technique, it creates intense food that is unpretentious but delicious and beautiful to behold. If a step away from the norm is something you’re looking for, dine at one of these restaurant for that authentic Ugandan food experience.
Wandegeya Market is located in the school district in Kampala. Filled with a youthful vibe, this market has boutiques, salons, fresh produce and offices. It’s also home to the legendary Rolex and TV Chicken a Kampala’s popular street foods featuring an omelet, raw tomatoes and grilled chicken mixed together with fries and an assortment of vegetables like cabbages, tomatoes, carrots and green pepper respectively. If you are ever in Wandegeya for anything, it should be for either the Rolex or the TV Chicken or both.
Parliament of Buganda Kingdom Bulange Mengo
Bulange is the Buganda Kingdom’s administration and parliament. In the past, sessions used to be held under trees before they moved to the grass-thatched building. Construction for Bulange began in 1955 when Ssekabaka Mutesa returned from exile in Scotland with a drawing of how he wanted it to look. It was completed in 1958. It’s a good place to learn about the history and culture about Buganda. Ladies shouldn’t wear trousers when visiting this place as far as the culture of the Buganda people. Contact Great Adventure Safaris about your things to do around Kampala Uganda. Great Adventure Safaris organize kamapala day visit to Gaddafi National Mosque.