1 day equator tour
The Uganda equator is one of the most and well known landmarks in Uganda.” The intersection of the earth’s surface with the plane perpendicular to the earth’s axis of rotation and containing the earth’s center of mass” is what Wikipedia sometimes refers to the equator as, but it is still 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 Equator is located in Kayabwe, Mpigi District, about 72 kilometers from Kampala city, the capital of Uganda. You will find the poster for the Uganda Equator on Kampala-Masaka road 420 kilometers from Kampala. South west of Kampala; you will be able to locate markers of the equator in Kasese District within the Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will experience warm temperatures while at the Equator as you stand in the middle of the world. Please remember to have a sunscreen for your skin.
Did You Know?
Yes you will find out that you are 3% lighter while at the equator line. Here is how it comes about; weight is a force of which gravity acts on mass. Along the equator, anyone’s weight will be less by 0.5% thus gravity is 0.5 % less at the Equator. This is inclined to the earth not being a perfect sphere. Gravity is therefore only slightly less at the equator because it falls off with distance.
A Gift From The Equator
It is quite an exceptional experience at the equator; remember to carry a souvenir for your family and friends on your way back. A number of structures have been set up around the area of the equator with so many amazing crafts and art pieces from the craft shops. You will get yourself a number of products from the gallery antique and the Aid child gallery. You will find T shirts with expressions like ‘I have crossed the equator’ get one for yourself and friends. It is also possible for one to get a certificate for the equator. You will also be able to enjoy a tasty meal and coffee at one of the restaurants there.