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The Highlands are a major birding area which attracts many specialist Birding safaris. Species of interest recorded here include the mighty Lammergeir and Crowned Eagle, the Red Chested Owlet and Thick billed Honeyguide.


Nestled among the highlands is the small town of Kericho. This high hill town receives almost daily rainfall, making this one of the most fertile areas in Kenya. As a result, the slopes around Kericho have long been Kenya's riches tea growing area.Kenya is the world's third largest tea producer and second largest tea exporter.

Several large tea corporations established plantations here in the 1950's. The early tea settlers claimed that Kericho rain showers were so regular that you could set your watch by the weather each afternoon. These ideal conditions continue to produce excellent quality tea.

The plantations here create beautiful vistas of rolling green hills of tea, each one interlaced with lines of tea pickers winding through the bushes. At the centre, the small town of Kericho is a charming colonial town reminiscent of the British Hill Stations of India.

Some farms are now also producing cut flowers.

The town overlooks lush green forested valleys, and is a relaxing place to spend some time.

Tours or visits to plantations can be organized locally.
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