The Fort is located at Old Kampala Hill directly overlooking the City Center, Fort Lugard is of national importance and signifies the country’s colonial era under the rule of Captain Lugard as first Governor of the Protectorate. Frederick Lugard was a British soldier who arrived in Uganda in the 1890s and built his fort on top of the Kampala hill.

The original fort was relocated to a different site on the hill in 2003, to accommodate the largest mosque in Uganda, with a seating capacity of 15,000 people, built with monetary assistance from Libya. The completed mosque was opened officially in June 2007