Kimunye Tea Factory Tour

Kimunye Tea Factory (From Nairobi) – Day tour from Nairobi

Kimunye Tea Factory is one of the 67 factories managed by Kenya Tea Development Agency Ltd. Its current designed capacity is 18 million kilos of green leaf. Its construction was done between the years 1975 to 1979 when it was commissioned. The factory occupies an area approximately 12 Ha of land.

It serves 8,500 growers in 44 collection centers all coded. The area under tea is 1508.35 Ha. Most growers own less than one acre of land under tea. Clones of tea grown in the catchments are 6/8, 31/8, 12/2, BB35 & 303/557.

Kimunye Tea factory falls within KTDA administrative Region 3 and is situated in Gichugu Division, Kirinyaga County in Central Province approximately 154 km from Nairobi city and 18 km from Kerugoya Town. Its location is 0º 25’31.9’’ South of the equator and 37 18’ 32.2” East of the Meridian at a height of 1820M above sea level.

The nearest and greatest natural features are the Mt. Kenya and Mt. Kenya forest. The factory is also served by two rivers namely Kiringa and Thiba rivers. The climate is cool with a maximum temperature of 28º C, minimum 15º C. Cumulative rainfall is over 2000mm per year. Soils are volcanic and slightly acidic with a pH of 5-6.

Pick up time: 9.00am

Pick up point: Arranged

Tour Start: 10.00am

Back at: 4.00pm

Itinerary

Day One

Tours start off at 11:00 am from the main factory. Marcus and Fiona welcome you with some home made biscuits (yum!) and of course tea, before regaling tales of the farm and the tea making process

The tour ends with a relaxed lunch. Again most of the produce is locally sourced and when making reservations inform them of any dietary requirements! The veggie options they had made was fantastic. Lunch is a 3 course affair with complementary beverages – wine, beers, sherry, soft drinks and of course teas and coffee!

Rate at $80 per person

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