Due to the people who live and work in the area it is not possible to actually stash away anything. So this became the first virtual geocache.
Because Africa can be tricky and because the place is somewhat remote I will describe the access here in more detail than I would normally provide for a geocache. The idea is that, if somebody has flown thousands of kilometers to reach Kenya and then driven for a day to get close, it would be needlessly frustrating to miss the cache or even to get stuck with the car.
The place is on a large plantation that grows sisal or other crops. The N 0° E 36° spot is exactly on the eastern side of a canal that runs through the plantation in a roughly SE-NW direction. The canal is just a tad too wide to jump over (unless you are a well-trained jumper), so to reach the place from the main Nakuru-Baringo road you have to cross the canal, which is possible by car over a little bridge NNW of the cache.
At the small bridge over the canal there is a guard post, but when you are friendly or explain what you are up to, the guard will let you in.
Looking from the cache position southeast along the canal (2015)
Map of the the probably easiest approach | GPX waypoint and track | KML waypoint and track
Whoever sends me an email to hans-georg©michna.com (retype, don't copy!) with a well-recognizable photo of the place will get entered into the virtual logbook for that stash and published on my Web site http://michna.com/gps/#Virtual_Geocache_on_the_Equator and on anybody else's Web site who wants it.
Please send a few extra photos. The place can change rapidly and we want to know what it looks like now.
Warning: The geocache may become difficult to reach by car when it has rained a lot. You may have to walk the last, possibly muddy bit of the way in suitable boots. Consider skipping this cache during the height of the rainy season, usually around April (the long rains) and, to a lesser degree, around October (the short rains).
There are already quite a few log entries, but not all of the people have found the actual cache. Some only drove by on the main Nakuru-Baringo road. This is still nice, but does not count as a find. Finding the cache is a little more involved.
Reaching the cache by car (2015)
Looking across the canal (2015)
In a few years this could become the next marker tree, an acacia right across the canal (2015)