Eye-catching Kericho Tea Hotel
By winsley masese
Travelling by road between Mau Summit and Kericho is an eye feast. The topography created as a result of physical folding and faulting offers a rare panoramic view.
Blended with the rolling tea fields stretching thousands of kilometres away and watching life grow as cattle graze on the green pasture is splendid.
The Kericho Tea Hotel is a place you cannot afford to miss out on. At the reception, the wall murals are inviting and attract one’s attention.
At the back of the hotel are architectural designs that fixate the eye. Birds fly from one tree to the other, singing melodiously. The indigenous trees offer a shade for picnicking.
I was here for lunch and within no time a plate of ugali and nyama choma was at my table. For those who enjoy the traditional mursik, it is readily available here.
The cost for a meal ranges between Sh150 to Sh650. The gentle breeze here begs for a cup of tea to warm up the body — after all, we are in Kericho.
The hotel has the most delicious goat meat given the animals here only eat clean vegetation unlike those in cities.
One of the attractions at the hotel is the Kenya suite where Kenya’s founding President, the late Jomo Kenyatta, slept whenever he was in the town.
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