Ever wondered how it feels see 2 halves of the world? Wouldn't it be an adventure to stand with one foot in the northern hemisphere and one foot on the southern hemisphere of the world?
You can get this feeling by visiting the Uganda Equator. While Traveling with The Great Trekkers Safaris, Our Driver/ Tour Guide makes sure that you make a memorable Stop over at such Points to take photos for a life time experience.
The Uganda equator is one of the most and well known landmarks in
Uganda.” Equator is defined as the imaginary line that divides the world into two
halves. The Equator is an imaginary line that is seen on maps marking
the equidistant from the North and South Pole. Along the imaginary line
of the equator, a magnetic needle has no dip and stabilizes in perfect
horizontal position. You are able to stand with one of your feet in the
northern hemisphere and the other in the southern hemisphere at this
point; it is such an amazing experience to stand at both sides of the
world. The sun rises and falls rather so fast at the equator, with equal
days and nights’ length. The people around the equator experience only
warm temperatures and tropical climate throughout the year and therefore
quite hard to tell the difference between seasons.
The Equator line passes through Uganda and the line has been marked at
72km along the Kampala-Masaka Road and other equator mark is located in
Kasese District within the Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Kampala-Masaka Road Equator Line.
There are shops including craft shops, art galleries, restaurants and
others at the Equator Line. While at the Equator, the visitor has an
opportunity to see an experiment of how water drains straight down at
the Equator. But the water will drain clockwise on the northern
hemisphere and anti-clockwise on the southern hemisphere.