Kericho

 

This is Kenyan tea country! Kenya is the world's third largest producer of tea after India and Sri Lanka and Kericho is in the heart of Kenya's tea plantations. There are rolling hills carpeted in neat, bright green tea bushes as far as you can see. The climate here is perfect for tea with rain falling almost every afternoon.

Kericho - named after Ole Kericho, a Maasai chief who was killed in battle by the Gusii in the 18th century - has a village green, war memorial and Holy Trinity Church. Make sure you pop into the charming Tea Hotel for a cuppa. Built in the 1950’s by Brooke Bond Tea Company it has an old world air. The hotel can also organise a tour of a tea plantation and trout fishing in a nearby river.