Tuesday, March 27, 2012

How to find our house on a map

...or at least pretty close!

Africa, turned on its side, looks like a rhinocerous! The "horn" of Africa, on the east/right side of Africa (around Sudan) when it's right side up, is also the "horn" of the rhinocerous. The "eye" of the rhino is Lake Victoria, the second largest lake in the world--only Lake Superior is larger--and source of the Nile River.

...And we can see Lake Victoria from our backyard. So if you can zoom in on the lake on a map, you'll probably see the capital city of Kampala. So we are on the side of Kampala that sees the lake (click to see a closer map), right there above the equator.
Map of Africa from www.freeworldmaps.net

While you're looking at the map, if you'd like to find the seven countries eMi East Africa serves, they are Uganda (of course), Tanzania, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, Rwanda, Sudan, and Kenya.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

OK, so I found Kampala and the Lake, so you are on the south or southeast side of the city right???
Now, give me your address so I can watch you via satellite, :).