Entebbe to Kampala road (Equator sign?)
Replies: 12 - Last Post: Apr 1, 2013 3:44 AM Last Post By: bigal1
Jan 30, 2013 6:07 PM
Entebbe to Kampala road (Equator sign?)Where is the equator sign? Is it on the road from the airport to Kampala?
Also, I will be in Entebbe on a 13 hour stopover from 12pm to 1am the next day. Would it be possible to hire a taxi for a few hours to take me to Kampala and back (just to see it) and also the equator line sign?
Also, I'm a US passport holder. From the state dept site, it says it's possible to get a visa upon arrival at Entebbe airport. Any Americans out there who recently got a visa upon arrival at Entebbe airport? Was it easy and straightforward?
Jan 30, 2013 10:17 PM
1the equator runs south of entebbe/kampala, their are two signs, one near masaka and one near the entrance to queen elizabeth national park. Masaka is accessible in your time limit, but it would be a long and frustrating drive out there through kampala to get there and back, maybe 2-5 hours each way depending on traffic in kampala which is nearly always awful.
you can get a visa on arrival for USD50.
If i were you i would just head to Entebbe and relax on Sports beach and watch the planes come and land over your head
you can easily get a taxi to kampala for about $30 one way, its between 45 minutes and 3 hours depending on traffic
Jan 30, 2013 11:00 PM
2If you are interested in seeing the Equator Sign, don't worry. There is an equator sign in Lake Victoria just 5 minutes boat ride off the main Land. You can get a canoe or a speed boat from Water front or Uganda Wildlife Education Center and it will take you to that Island which has the equator sign. You dont have to look for it along Mbarara-Masaka road if you will be coming to Entebbe.
Jan 30, 2013 11:03 PM
Jan 31, 2013 8:59 AM
Jan 31, 2013 10:26 AM
Jan 31, 2013 11:46 AM
6Thanks! I think I'll start with the Uganda Wildlife Education Center first and go from there. I go to Uganda in March and will let you know what happens.
Jan 31, 2013 11:11 PM
Equator sign is on Masaka Road
its possible to get/ hire taxi from Entebbe to the Equator line and back in Kampala for few hours and Thereatfer transfer back to Entebbe.
its true you can get visa upon arrival at Entebbe international Airport
Feb 1, 2013 4:28 AM
8there are frequents buses and mini vans from kampala to the equator (heading to Masaka (or further) and if you are going from Entebbe you can take mini van Natete and catch bus or van from there and avoid having to go all the way into kampala
Feb 4, 2013 5:23 AM
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Mar 31, 2013 2:04 PM
11thanks everyone! Upon arrival in Entebbe, I was too tired and just wanted to sleep so I slept at Airport Guesthouse, as recommended by LP.
After my nap, I asked about the entebbe equator sign but the receptionist didn't know about it, so I ended up just hiring a car from the guesthouse to take me around Kampala.
Apr 1, 2013 3:44 AM
12Would have been about 2 hours by taxi each way and to be honest it is not the most exciting place in the world but I do understand why you might have wished to visit. Also if you had come back in the dark from the equator is is not the most pleasant of journeys as there are so many trucks roaring up and down the road
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