Uganda Equator and Crossing Points : while on a Uganda safari there are something’s that you may want to involve yourself in and have the best season of your visit to Uganda, Uganda has the best spots to have the best season of tourism and this will honestly boast your experience of the Uganda safari with all that you are involve in.

Uganda has got lots of different features that you will love to sight and have the best time of your life and in this article see one of the most famously visited area in Uganda the Uganda equator get to see its crossing points in Uganda.

There 3 different Uganda equator crossing points you can meet from different places; further fascination is the lines are situated in spots where you can come across them along your Uganda safaris.

Uganda among the few countries in the world where you can have the chance to cross the equator line. At Uganda equator crossing points, one has that idiosyncratic break to partake both legs upended at two hemispheres at once.

Uganda Equator and Crossing Points
Uganda Equator and Crossing Points

Uganda has three different Equator crossing points which can be encountered from different regions. Interesting is, no tedium reaching to these points, a lot of undertakings explaining why they’re called the equator crossing points.

The reality of Uganda being the pearl of Africa still stands, the equator lines and other many encounters in the country discloses all that what marks Uganda the Pearl of Africa.

Briefly about the equator

The equator is 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. In more simple language, it is an imaginary line on the Earth’s surface that is everywhere equidistant from the North Pole and South Pole. It is from this point that latitude is calculated, in other words, it is the 0° latitude line. This geographic, or terrestrial, Equator divides the Earth into a Northern Hemisphere and a Southern Hemisphere. The equators of other planets and astronomical bodies are defined analogously.

Temperatures near the equator are high year round with the exception for periods during the wet season and at higher altitudes. In many tropical regions people identify two seasons: Wet and dry. However, most places close to the equator are wet throughout the year, and seasons can vary depending on a variety of factors including elevation and proximity to an ocean. The rainy and humid conditions mean that the equatorial climate is not the hottest in the world.

Equator crossing point in Uganda

Kayabwe Equator Crossing Point

The Uganda’s most popular equator line, it’s strategically situated on the most popular route of adventures to a number of parks in western Uganda. The Kayabwe equator is located in Mpigi district nearly 72 km from Kampala city along Masaka – Kampala road. The Kayabye equator line has become the top stopover en-route to western Uganda in particular for photo shoots.

There are geographical experiments which witness the equator line and these include; the water experiment which explains how water flows to the either sides of hemispheres, balancing an egg on the nail at the point. The spot can be visited on your trip to either gorilla trek to both Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks, and wildlife safaris to Queen Elizabeth, Lake Mburo National Park and Mt. Rwenzori National Parks.

Kayabwe Equator line is also another known stopover for meal en-route a long your treasured safari. Also, you can buy yourself an African crafted souvenir. Some shops at the Equator were set up by the NGO’s with intentions to raise income through sales for the support of the children that are under the NGO, therefore your participation in buying these items such as art and craft, is a way of extending your service to the needy.

Queen Elizabeth National Park Equator Crossing Point

This equator line is situated at Kikorongo village in the northern sector of the park at Kasenyi marked with a structural circular monument. Predictably the spot is popular to travelers who pass by for a snap capture alongside wildlife encounter at Kasenyi sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Ssese Islands Equator Crossing Point

Is one spot you wouldn’t like to miss on your relaxing beach holiday on Ssese island beaches Found in the middle of Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest fresh water lake. The beaches here are exceptionally amazing place for relaxation and sunset views as the sun sinks in the waters of the lake. Take advantage of the beach holiday after your strenuous gorilla trekking adventure in Uganda or Rwanda

Some side activities added to the Uganda equator tour

Go mountain gorilla trekking.

Visit endangered rhinos.

Canoe on Lake Bunyonyi.

Go on safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Take a boat safari on Kazinga Channel.

Visit the salt pans of Lake Katwe.

Explore the town of Entebbe.

Have fun on Lake Victoria.

Horse riding

Visiting Entebbe Botanic Gardens

Shopping at the craft markets

Mountain biking

Visiting Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary (which protects orphaned chimps)

Uganda Equator and Crossing Points
Uganda Equator and Crossing Points

Exploring the impressive Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre

And lot more other fun activities in the country because in Uganda you can never run out of fun activities to do due to the fact that Uganda is a free country full of welcoming people and loving,

Here are some of the packing items u may need while on your safari to the three major points of the equator crossing.

Packing listing to the crossing points of the Uganda equator

Khaki, green, beige and neutral colors (dark blue and black clothing should be avoided, as it attracts Tsetse flies)

Shirts with long sleeves (even in summer, as protection from the sun, mosquitoes and Tsetse flies)



Jeans or safari trousers for evenings and cooler days

A jacket and sweater are recommended for early morning and evening game drives

Lightweight water-proof jacket

Sturdy trousers

Rain hat

Swim and beachwear while at camp

Comfortable walking shoes

Strong waterproof walking boots

Pants should be tucked into socks and boots while trekking.

Sun block, sunglasses, hat, moisturizer and lip-salve are all essentials

Strong insect repellent

Binoculars and camera equipment

Small backpack to carry water and a packed lunch

don’t miss out on the fun that Uganda gives in all aspects of Uganda safaris tours just join for the fun by making a booking with the Uganda safari companies and have an everlasting thrill of fun.

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