REGION 2: ABERDARE RANGES
Githambo, Kanyenyaini, Kiru, Gatunguru, Chinga, Iriaini, Gitugi, Gathuthi, Ragati
The Aberdare forest is home to a wide variety of indigenous trees. They infuse their natural fragrance across the tea farms and blanket the tea bushes with their distinct scent. Grown in the dark and rich volcanic soils-that are well drained and which varying in depth from shallow to very deep-and the elements of weather to give a superior tea taste. A fusion of medium body, noble flavor and delicate tang, possessing a smooth round cup with golden-yellow to golden-reddish tinge. You cannot go wrong with a brew made with some of the finest two leaves and a bud this side of the equator.
Again, it was at this fabled, at the picturesque Tree Tops Lodge in Nyeri that Queen Elizabeth of England went up the tree lodge a princess and came down a Queen.
The majestic African Buffalo wanders in its natural splendor in the Aberdare forest.