THE EQUATOR :
Uganda is one of the few countries in the world where the Equator 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.At the Uganda Equator you discover this line drawn in the middle of the lane, with a monument on both sides that state “Uganda Equator”.Take memorial photos as you stand on both sides of the Equator and marvel at the rare opportunity to see an experiment of how water drains straight down at the Equator. The water will drain clockwise on the northern hemisphere and counter clockwise on the southern hemisphere. This is something very exciting to see. Discover more secrets of the Equator!
Did You Know? We bet you didn’t know that at the Equator :
It is 3800ft above sea level,You are revolving at 2,409 miles around the globe at speed of 1,040mph at the globe axis,It is 9640km[6,025 miles] from 0 0latitude 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 shadowless at noon.
LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK :
Lake Mburo is only 370square km and is the smallest of Uganda’s savannah national Parks located in Kiruhura district in Western Uganda. Its mosaic habitat, dry hillside, bushes, thickets, open and wooded savannahs, forests lakes and swamps are home to numerous of wildlife. It offers a splendid opportunity for bird watching as there are over 315 species of birds recorded in Rubanga forest, 5 of which are forest specialists. The common species are the Hawk; Green pigeon, Narinastrogn and Double Toothed Barbet .It also has about 68 species of mammals like Zebra, Buffaloes, Topi, Elands and the Leopard.At the center of the Park is Lake Mburo , which together with 14 other lakes in the area form part of a wetland system. This system is linked by a swamp 50 km long, fed by the Ruizi river on the western side. Five lakes, of which the largest is Lake Mburo , occur within the Park’s boundary. Almost a fifth of the Park’s area consists of wetlands – both seasonally flooded and permanent swamps. The various types of swamps are home to a wide variety of wetland birds, and the shy, rare sitatunga antelope. Lake Mburo’s surface and its fringing vegetation are always changing, and it is delightful to take a boat out and experience the lake’s moods.
Located 250km South West of Kampala (3.5 hour drive), Lake Mburo National Park offers you an opportunity to Excellent Game Drive & Lots of Fun at the Equator in a 1 day safari. With a varying landscape of open plains, acacia grasslands and swamps the park offers you a chance to see large hers of see lots of Zebras, Impala, Topis, Eland, water bucks and buffaloes and a large number of different bird species including Uganda’s national emblem, the crested crane.
Lake Mburo National Park Tour Highlights :
Equator Water Experiment: Marvel at seeing the water turn in different directions in the southern and northern Hemispheres.
Enjoy Game Drive to see lots of Zebras, Impala, Topis, Eland, water bucks and buffaloes,A Chance to see Ankole Long horned cows grazing on Savannah.
Beautiful scenery of gentle hills and over 7 crater lake at Kazuma look out,An exciting Boat Cruise on lake Mburo in the middle of the National Park to see birds and animals at a close range.
From USD US$128.00
Duration: 1 Days (approx.)
Itinerary- Time estimates :
06:30AM: Depart Kampala or Entebbe.
08:00AM: Stop Over at Equator for water Experiment & photo opportunities.
11:00AM: Arrive Park UWA Office and proceed to enjoy Game Drive –Kazuma Look out.
13:00PM: Enjoy pre-ordered Lunch at Lake side Restaurant.
14:00PM: Enjoy Boat ride on Lake Mburo to see a variety of birds, Hippos and buffaloes.
15:30PM: Depart for Kampala arriving late evening at your Hotel/Home.
Tour Cost Includes :
Meet & greet at Hotel in Kampala.
4WD Safari Van with Pop up Roof with Fuel.
English Speaking Driver Guide.
Equator Water Experiment.
Park entry fees to Lake Mburo National Park for 1 Days.
1 Game Drive as per the Itinerary Lake Mburo.
1 Lunch a Lake Mburo Lakeside Restaurant.
Boat Cruise on Lake Mburo.
Tour Cost Excludes :
Personal Travel Insurance.
Alcohol and spirits.
Tips & Personal Presents.