1-Day Trip to the Uganda Equator

1-Day Trip to the Uganda Equator

The 1-Day Trip to the Uganda Equator to adventure the intersection of the world. An Equator is an imaginary line that goes around the planet in the middle and other outer space bodies. It subdivides the planet into two, the Northern and Southern Hemisphere. That is how the North pole and the South pole come about with the 0 degrees latitude.

Day 1: Drive from Kampala to Equator Point in Kayabwe and Back

You will depart from Kampala and head for the equator along the Mpigi Masaka highway. Since it is a 1- day trip to the Uganda Equator, you will take your time and could set off by 7:30am. You will start off your journey/ safari traveling through the districts of Mpigi as your final destination will at Kayabwe on of the places the equator crosses Uganda. It’s two hours drive, when you arrive there, you will be welcomed warmly by one of the tour guides who will at any time of the day elaborate how and why the equator is truly crossing through there.
He will point out where the 0 degrees latitude crosses, point out the southern hemisphere and also the northern hemisphere. With the help of the magnetic fields and the water used, he will show you that in the Northern pole, the water will sink out through the hole in the clockwise angle. However, in the southern pole, the water will sink down the hole in a counter-clockwise as caused by the magnetic fields. Go for lunch and drive back to Kampala.

  • Main Destination: Equator Point Uganda (Highlight)
  • Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour)
  • Meals & Drinks: Lunch (Breakfast & dinner not included), Non-alcoholic drinks

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Trip to the Uganda Equator

Trip to the Uganda Equator

Uganda Equator Crossing in Kayabwe

The Uganda Equator Crossing in Kayabwe is a unique geographical landmark that attracts visitors from around the world. Situated along the equator line, the crossing offers the opportunity for travelers to straddle both the northern and southern hemispheres simultaneously, providing a fun photo opportunity and a chance to experience the phenomenon firsthand. At the equator monument, visitors can learn about the science behind the equator and its significance, as well as explore nearby souvenir shops and craft markets offering a variety of locally made goods.

Beyond the equator crossing itself, Kayabwe offers a range of activities and attractions for visitors to enjoy. Surrounding the equator monument, visitors can find restaurants and cafes serving delicious Ugandan cuisine, providing a perfect opportunity to sample local delicacies and refuel after a day of exploration. Additionally, nearby attractions such as Mpambire Drum Makers and the Royal Drum Makers offer insights into Uganda’s rich cultural heritage, making Kayabwe an ideal stop for travelers looking to experience both natural wonders and cultural treasures. The best time to visit the Uganda Equator Crossing in Kayabwe is during the dry seasons from December to February and June to September when weather conditions are favorable for outdoor activities and exploration.

1-Day Trip to the Uganda Equator Inclusions and Exclusions

Included

  • Activity Costs
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)

Excluded

  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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