Today was a long travel day from Kabubbu to Queen Elizabeth National Park, so we set off at 6.30am to avoid rush hour around Kampala. We made good time and mostly everyone was asleep for the first leg until we reached our stop at the Equator.
We posed for photos, standing in both the northern and southern hemispheres, and then had a demonstration of the Coriolis effect in water at 0 degrees latitude and then each side to see it drain in opposite directions. Sarah is a Geography teacher back home, but after so many hours travelling, she thought better of trying to explain to me how this works! Conveniently there was a craft market for souvenir shopping - we even managed to find a couple of Ugandan flag patches for our camp blankets!
There were more hours driving on the bus for sleeping, listening to music, interesting toilet stops... and then lunch in Mbarara. We arrived at our lodge in the evening after a whole day on the road, on some bumpy and dusty tracks and with some of the highway still being built as we drove through. We were happy to arrive at sunset to see the amazing views from the resort across the Rift Valley before the light faded at 7.30pm.