Fishing and Tea

Wonderful couple of days with Robert and Melanie at the Kenya Fly Fishers Northern Camp which is near the Aberdare National Park. Beautiful sunny days walking in the tea plantations which line the trout streams and then roaring log fires in the evening we had trout for dinner twice and even had a bridge lesson!

From there on to Kericho which is the center of the tea growing area, we popped into the famous Tea Hotel which has more stuffed animals on its walls than you can imagine but is like so many of these colonial era landmarks “way past its prime” We stayed at Antoinette and Hugos lovely fishing banda at the Finlay Tea plantation which was beautifully tranquil during the day

but the noise of the frogs at night made it impossible to sit outside !

Finlays is part of the Swire group and a beacon of sustainability being self sufficient in timber (heating the furnaces to dry the tea) and power.

Lucy having a look around

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