1 Day Birding Mabamba Lake Victoria Shoebill & Equator Tour

1 Day Birding Mabamba Lake Victoria Shoebill & Equator Tour2019-02-07T08:35:08+00:00

Tour Highlights

•    An exciting canoeing experience on Lake Victoria with local guide 
•    Suitable for families both Adults and children – a guided canoe trip on the swamps of Lake Victoria
•    A chance to see other beautiful birds on the Rhino Sanctuary walking tour 
•    An exciting water experiment with the Local guide 

Detailed Itenerary

Overview

The Mabamba Swamps west of Entebbe town.After a few minutes in a small canoe the papyrus reeds opens up into a flat grassy wetlands where a number of Shoebill can regularly be seen. Uganda is one of the few countries in the world where the imaginary line divides the earth into two half passes. The Equator crosses into Uganda at a point situated 72km south of Kampala along the Kampala – Masaka road.The water will drain clockwise on the northern hemisphere and counter clockwise on the southern hemisphere. This is something very exciting to see

Itinerary- Time estimates

Day 1. Shoebill at Mabamba – Equator water experiment

6:30AM     Meet & Greet with BIC Tours Guide at Home/Hotel

Transfer to Mabamba swamp on the shores of Lake Victoria (about 1 hour)

08:00AM    Enjoy a canoe ride at Mabamba swamp in search for Shoebill Stock on  Lake Victoria shoreline

10:30AM    
Transfer to the Equator point on Masaka – Mbarara Road

12:30PM   
 Enjoy an exciting Water Experiment at the Equator 

01:00PM    Lunch at a selected restaurant en-route ( Included)

02:00PM    Transfer Back to Kampala

05:00PM    Drop off at Home/Hotel

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Destination Info - Uganda Equator

The Equator

Uganda is one of the few countries in the world where the imaginary line divides the earth into two half passes. The Equator crosses into Uganda at a point situated 72km south of Kampala along the Kampala – Masaka road. “The equator”, simply said it is the imaginary line that divides the earth in half, with the north on one side and the south on another. At the Uganda Equator you observe this by a line drawn in the middle of the lane, with a monument on both sides that state “Uganda Equator” other than the fact that you can stand on both sides of the Equator there is also the 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 counter clockwise on the southern hemisphere. This is something very exciting to see.

Wouldn’t it be an exploration to stand with one foot in the southern hemisphere and one foot on the northern hemisphere of the world?

 

Did You Know? We bet we did not know that at the Equator:

  • It is 3800ft above sea level
  • You are revolving at 2409 miles around the globe at
    speed of 1040mph at the globe axis
  • It is 9640km[6025 miles] from 00latitude to the North pole and the same distance to the south Pole
  • It is 0,000 latitude
  • Your body weight is less by 3%
  • You dine and sleep at both hemisphere at the same time
  • The days and nights are each 12hours
  • Water drains clockwise north of 00Line, water drains anti-clockwise South of 00 line, water drains straight at 00 line.
  • Water boils at less than 100c
  • On 21st March and 23rd September you are shadow less at noon

TOUR COSTS

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What is included

Tour Cost Includes:
•    Meet & greet at Hotel/residence /Airport
•    4WD Safari Vehicle with Pop up Roof with Fuel
•    Shoe bill Stock Canoe Ride
•    Equator Eater Experiment
•    English Speaking Driver Guide
•    Lunch at a selected restaurant

What is not included

  • Tour Cost Excludes:
    •    Accommodations
    •    Personal Travel Insurance
    •    Visas
    •    Soft Drinks, Alcohol and spirits
    •    Tips & Personal Presents
    •    Souvenirs