Kericho is the centre of Africa's most important tea gardens and the countryside surrounding the town is one of interlocking tea estates mixed with patches of forest. You might expect tea-plantation tours to be touted left, right and centre, but they are surprisingly few and far between. If you just want to take a stroll in the fields, the easiest plantations to get to are those behind the Tea Hotel.
If you want something more organised, ask at the Tea Hotel or contact Harman Kirui who organises fun and informative tea-estate and factory tours. Most tours involve walking around the fields and watching the picking (note that the pickers don’t work on Sunday). If you want to actually see the process through to the end by visiting a factory, you should book at least four days in advance through the Tea Hotel or by emailing Harman directly.