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Kenya : Rift Valley

7.6 km (4.7 miles) WSW of Nanyuki, Laikipia, Rift Valley, Kenya
Approx. altitude: 1856 m (6089 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 0° 143°W

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Southeast #3: South #4: West #5: Looking north. #6: Standing on the Equator! #7: Alan, Francis and the two gracious farmers (R-L).

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  0° 37°E (visit #2)  

#1: Looking east towards Mt. Kenya.

(visited by Alan Torrigino)

13-Jun-2002 -- A bit of off-track driving and some negotiation with the resident farmers allows us to document the fact that we truly did stand on the equator!

Francis, our wonderful guide from Discover Kenya managed to get the Land Cruiser within one kilometer of the site. He then facilitated the discussion with the two land owners who’s barb wire fences we needed to cross. This successful negotiation then allowed us to traverse two "pastures" and reach the location. In this dry farming region off the slopes of Mt. Kenya, the farmers were protective of their property and suspicious of our endeavors.

After much repeated explanation, many reassuring smiles and some hands-on experience with the GPS, the farmers were willing to join in on the discovery of 0-37E and, in the end, even joined in on the picture!


 All pictures
#1: Looking east towards Mt. Kenya.
#2: Southeast
#3: South
#4: West
#5: Looking north.
#6: Standing on the Equator!
#7: Alan, Francis and the two gracious farmers (R-L).
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Notes
This is the second highest Confluence on the Equator.