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PFUNDA TEA FACTORY - DAY TOUR


From USD 335 * | from £ 244.55*

Rwanda produces some of the world’s best teas, like those from Pfunda Tea Estate and factory. The tea estate lies below the Virunga volcano and the rich volcanic soil helps to contribute to a higher tea quality. Situated 9km from the Gisenyi city centre, the tea plantation can be accessed via a 30-minute drive on the road towards Musanze. The expansive plantation stretches into hundreds of hectares and farmers can be seen planting, tending or harvesting tea depending on the period of visitation. Adventurous tourists can go into the plantation to approach the farmers for a chat and ask to be shown how harvesting is done. The farmers are always friendly and happy to welcome visitors. It is however important to note that many of the farmers do not speak or understand English, so having a guide at hand to translate or interpret will surely make the communication seamless and the experience enjoyable.

All days except Sundays

PICK UP time from Hotel lobby : 05:30 am

During the rainy season, at the height of production, the Pfunda Tea Factory processes up to 90 tonnes of tea from the surrounding plantations daily. Guided tours follow the tea production from arrival of the green leaf through to the withering, cutting, drying and sorting stages, before it is packaged for shipment.
The tour will also include the Tea tasting experience for visitors who can enjoy a cup of this unique and high quality tea from Rwanda

Includes:

  • Transport
  • Tea Factory entrance and guide fees
  • Hot lunch

Excludes:

  • Tips to the driver
*terms and conditions apply