Discover our tea plantation

Explore our lush tea estate and brewing rituals

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Gisakura Tea Estate

Wander through the lush tea plantation that surrounds our jungle resort with a guided tea estate tour, our elegant African tea ceremony and a unique private dining experience.

True taste

Secrets of the perfect cup

Rich volcanic soil. Gently sloping grounds. The secret behind the perfect cup of tea starts right here in Gisakura Tea Estate. Hugging the rippling hills at the western fringes of Nyungwe National Park, our estate is among the most famous of Rwanda’s tea plantations and is certainly the most spectacular.

Tea plantation tour

Pick, dry and brew on a unique tour of our very own tea plantation. You'll start your experience in our Tea Lounge, and be led through the process of how Nyungwe tea is plucked and brewed.

Pluck

Tour the plantation

From our inviting Tea Lounge, guests are led to the surrounding estate to pick their own leaves during our tea plantation tour.

Tour the plantation

From our inviting Tea Lounge, guests are led to the surrounding estate to pick their own leaves during our tea plantation tour.

Dry

The finest leaves

You’ll learn how black tea is grown and dried, revealing that the tea-plucking technique is more precise than you may realise.

The finest leaves

You’ll learn how black tea is grown and dried, revealing that the tea-plucking technique is more precise than you may realise.

Brew

Brew the perfect cup

Finish your experience by discovering how to brew a pot of tea to match your preferences.

Brew the perfect cup

Finish your experience by discovering how to brew a pot of tea to match your preferences.

Savour each sip

Celebrate a special ritual

Join our daily tea ceremony in the Tea Lounge, with its boundless forest views. Sit back and enjoy the complexities of Nyungwe tea. Introduced in Rwanda in 1952, this rich, full-bodied black tea is now one of the country’s largest exports. Our tea expert will guide your through different flavour profiles and accompaniments during this fascinating experience.

Private Dining

Surrounded by every possible shade of green, our private dining team can create a one-of-a-kind gourmet experience in our tea plantation. Executive Chef Treasure Makwanise is known for honouring local ingredients to produce fresh, innovative dishes with rustic flair, and will create for you a perfectly personalised menu to match your private dining experience. We invite you to enjoy our now legendary Nyungwe Green Goddess Pasta, dressed in a tea pesto concocted from the very plants that surround you.

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