Just 24 miles (40 kilometers) northwest of Nairobi, the farming town of Limuru is situated on the edge of the Great Rift Valley and is recognized for the many tea plantations in the area. With an elevation of 7,000 feet, the region enjoys the perfect climate and rainfall levels that are needed for year-round tea cultivation, a factor that greatly contributes to Kenya’s position as the third largest tea producer in the world. For this Nairobi trip with SafariBook Evolution to Limuru Tea Plantation, you visit one of the finest brew plantations – Kiambethu Tea Estate that was built in the early 1900s by two English families. A lovely lunch and afternoon tea are included with a tour of the grounds and surrounding forest, during which you are treated to the vast views of seemingly endless tea fields while your guide enlightens you about the area’s tea production. As you pass the workers, you may notice some of the delicate techniques that are used in the practice of proper tea cultivation, such as the removal of the top two leaves and bud.
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