The Equator Crossing line Uganda
Uganda is one of the 13 countries in the world where the line of equator runs through a long side Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Congo Brazzaville, Kenya, Somalia, Maldives, Indonesia, Kiribati, Sao tome and Principe, Ecuador, Colombia, and Brazil while in Uganda, and do not miss this exciting experience visiting the Equator in Uganda.
The Equator is an imaginary line drawn on the earth’s surface and divides the earth into two regions is the Northern and the southern hemispheres? The Equator is also the line of 0 degrees.
During your visit to the Equator you can balance with one foot on the southern hemisphere and the other foot on the Northern hemisphere, or stand with both legs on side of the earth, the person standing with legs of different sides will feel lighter but it does not mean you have lost weight reason being that At the equator the gravitational force of the earth is significantly less than at the poles. When you leave, your weight returns to normal but it will reduce by 3 percent.
Things to do at the Equator crossing in Uganda
While on your way to southwestern Uganda via Masaka-Mbarara road the Equator is the perfect coffee stopover en-route to Bwindi impenetrable forest, Mgahinga gorilla national park Lake Mutanda lake Bunyonyi and Queen Elizabeth national park.
At the equator, the sun is overhead at noon and experiences equal hours of the day and night due to the refraction of the sunlight. The water at the equator runs down counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere due to the effect caused by the earth’s rotation on moving objects.
The Equator is located in Kayabwe, Mpigi District approximately 72 kilometers from Kampala city.
Best Local coffee
There are several local restaurants set up at the equator providing perfect coffee stops while on your safari to Southwest.
There is a giant sign where you can take pictures and also witness the water experience which is all about the movement of water depending on if you’re in the south pole or North pole.
There are a couple of best restaurants where you can grab bites like the Flamingos joint which is locally owned and it’s worth a stop.
While on Uganda safari there are limited places to stop for clean washrooms and the equator is one of the best places to stop for clean washrooms.
Visit the crocodile farm
While at the equator you can visit a crocodile farm located at the shores of Lake Victoria, the farm is set to breed Nile crocodiles and it’s worth an experience and they do sell the meat to a carnivore restaurant in Kampala.
There are several locally owned shops selling a lot of African art craft and it’s a perfect place for shopping for souvenirs as the prices are pretty competitive compared to Kampala or Entebbe.
Activities to do in park
|Climbing mount Meru from Arusha national park|
|Game drives in Arusha national park|
|Primate walks in Arusha national park|
|Walking safaris in Arusha national park|
|water fall hikes in Arusha national park|
|Canoeing on Lake Momella|
How to get there
|How to get to Arusha national park|
Popular tours and safaris
|3 Days Arusha national park safari|
|4 days Arusha national park safari|
|5 days hike Mount Meru|
Best time to visit the park
|Best time to visit Arusha national park|
Where to stay in the park
|Lake Duluti Lodge|
|Mount Meru game Lodge|
|Rivertrees country inn|
|Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge|