UGANDA EQUATOR EXCURSION
The Uganda equator is one of the most and commonly known landmarks on a Uganda Safari. The Equator is an imaginary line seen on maps marking the equidistant from the North and South Pole. On this imaginary line of the equator, you have a chance to stand with one of your feet in the northern hemisphere and the other in the southern hemisphere at this very point; it is such a remarkable experience to stand at both sides of the world.
The sun rises and falls quite so fast at the equator, with equal days and nights’ length. The people around the equator mostly experience warm temperatures and tropical climate throughout the year, making it quite hard to tell the difference between seasons.
The Equator point is located in Kayabwe, Mpigi District, just 72 kilometers from Kampala City, the capital of Uganda. You will find the poster for the Uganda Equator on Kampala Masaka highway 420km from Kampala. South west of Kampala; you will be able to locate another equator crossing point in Kasese District within the Queen Elizabeth National Park and experience warm temperatures while at the Equator as you stand right in the middle of the whole world. It also advisable to carry a sunscreen for your skin.
The Water experiment at the equator
How does water swirl in opposing directions at the different hemispheres at the Equator?
It is at the equator exact point where you will see water drain straight down. The movement and drainage of the water is different as seen from the Northern and the southern hemispheres at the Equator line. Though from a realistic perspective, you may not be able to see this as motion would not be seen with water in small amounts. At the equator creative demonstration often known as the “Equator Experiment” is used to showcase the effect. While in the southern hemisphere, the water will drain down the hole in anticlockwise direction yet take the clockwise direction as it drains from the northern hemisphere down the hole.
Souvenirs to carry from the Equator
It is quite a remarkable experience at the equator, and it good to carry a souvenir for your family and friends back home. A number of structures are set up around the equator area with so many astonishing crafts and art pieces from the craft shops. You will get yourself a number of unique products from the gallery antique and the Aid child gallery. You can get yourself a T-shirts with expressions like ‘I have crossed the equator’ or get one for friends. And you are able to enjoy a tasty meal and coffee at one of the restaurants there be proceeding on a Uganda Safari to the wildlife rich western part of the country.