Equator Marker

Equator Marker, Nanyuki Town: Hours, Address, Equator Marker Reviews: 3.5/5

Equator Marker
3.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Talampakan
Nairobi, Kenya396 contributions
Fun stop
Jul 2021
Probably a tourist trap, but fun to make a stop at anyway. You can get a certificate for USD6 and observe an experiment for a small fee. If you are heading to Ol Pejeta Conservancy, note that there is a less tacky sign at the Equator marker there. Given how badly hit the tourism sector has been, it does not hurt to stop at this marker and to lend the people trying to make a living out of the marker a bit of support.
Written 20 July 2021
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Jeremiah Nganda
8 contributions
Bringing geography to life
Dec 2020 • Family
There isnt really much to see at the equator point, but it provides a good photo opportunity and bringing to life lessons learned in geography. The Kenya Tourism Board has put in effort in making the area stand, there is space for parking for vehicles, shops selling souvenirs nearby and locals to demonstrate the equator experience.
Written 7 January 2021
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Attic Tours and Travel Ltd
Kenya41 contributions
Equator
Jul 2020
I've always seen people post pictures of themselves at the equator marker and it had been in my bucketlist for the longest time
I'm glad to check that of my bucket list it was an amaizing experience to be at the equator
Written 8 October 2020
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Muwanga Chard
Kampala, Uganda60 contributions
A Good place to know more about the Equator
Jan 2020 • Solo
You get to see where the equator goes through Kenya at this point. It’s a great place to take pictures and make memories of how far you have traversed Kenya since it is quite far from Nairobi.
Written 24 February 2020
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TIGGERALA
Alamosa, CO236 contributions
Easy 15 minute stop along the way to someplace else
Feb 2020
This is one of those places to get some photos, see some low-tech science experiment and enjoy the area. There are many equator markers throughout Kenya but this one is on the way to many Mt. Kenya stops, Ol-Pajeta, and the other conservancies in the area. It was fun, not too expensive, and a nice place for a photo. Don’t go out of your way to get there, there is only a sign and a photo op, you pay for the science experiment.
Written 17 February 2020
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C_Razzano
College Park, MD392 contributions
Low tech science at work!
Jan 2020
A great place to stop and see science at work! Someone will do a couple of experiments with you to show you the impact of the Coriolis Effect. It's really remarkable what a difference 10 feet make. It costs a few dollars "donation" and you can also buy a $5 certificate saying you were on the equator if you want a cheap memento to go with your photos. There is also a curio shop attached and yes, the proprietors are dedicated salesmen. I found some beautiful jewelry there. Just remember to pay about 1/3 of the price they actually quote you. We actually found better deals with no haggling at our lodge gift shops.
Written 5 February 2020
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Wachira44
Nairobi, Kenya226 contributions
The line
Jan 2020 • Business
Here you are in the middle of the globe according to geography.The guys here will show you the movement of water north and south of the Equator.The shops are strategically placed and a variety of items.
Written 27 January 2020
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SAROJA R
Hamilton, NJ154 contributions
Quick visit from Lake Naivasha to Nanyuri
Nov 2019
Due to the rain and the shut down of Hell's gate due to a lioness/cub sighting, we decided to visit the Equator marker. Was a little bit disappointed, since it was just a sign off the main road, so not sure if authentic. It was exciting to see the rotation demonstrated on a saucer with water on which a matchstick was dropped and seeing the clockwise and anticlockwise motion occur. The hawkers are determined to sell their ware but there are nice artifacts/souvenirs there. They try to sell you a certificate for your visit... ha ha.
Written 26 December 2019
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Andy P
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands397 contributions
A lof of fuss about nothing
Oct 2019
One of those must do things, i suppose. This pit stop (for the loo) is a common stopping place for travelers. Its still fun to have one foot either side of the equator, although i'm not sure of this is exactly the equator.
If you come here you must run the gauntlet of all the sovenier sellers. There are some great things to be had, but watch out that you don't spend too much.
Written 31 October 2019
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Hayers111
Newcastle, Australia43 contributions
Good spot for a loo stop
Oct 2019 • Family
On every long drive you need a place to stop for the loo. There are lots of these on the tourist safari routes. This one lies conveniently at Nanyuki and offers a nice diversion to stretch your legs after fending off the curio folk.
Written 23 October 2019
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