Sunday, 5 June 2016


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.

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