Kericho is a small Town was brought to life by the Kenyan Tea Industry. The lush green carpet of tea bushes that cover these high cool hills are quite literally fields of gold. This region produces one of the world’s finest quality teas. Agri-tourism is becoming increasingly popular, and the small hill town of Kericho is the perfect base to visit the local plantations, producing both tea and fresh cut flowers. Tea plantations also play an important role in local ecology, and are used as a buffer zone to protect tracts of Indigenous Forest.
Kenya’s Western Highlands are the home to some of the world’s finest sportsmen. The secret of this success lies in these highlands. The average altitude in this area is well over 2000m, and these rarified conditions are ideal training conditions for runners. Two local schools, St. Patrick’s at Iten and Sing’ore Girls near Eldoret have produced most of Kenya’s Olympic Superstars. Altitude training can assist with development of both endurance levels and technique.
Five separate highly specialized training camps for athletes have been established in the Iten and Kabarnet area, for both local and International athletes. These are ideal for athletes looking to gain a high altitude advantage.