Experience the best of the cash crops that the East African countries have to offer. Visit the major coffee & tea growing areas of Uganda. There are two types of Arabica and Robusta coffee (March-June and September-November). The main production season for Robusta ranges May-August for Masaka and Western regions and November to February for Central, Eastern regions. In the case of Arabica, the main seasons are April-June for Western Region and October-February for Eastern and West Nile Regions as indicated in the table.
The tea growing areas include the following: Lake Victoria Crescent in the districts of Mukono, Mubende, Mityana, Masaka and Wakiso. The Lower Slopes of Rwenzori Mountains in Kabarole District. The Western Rift Valley in the districts of Bushenyi, Kyenjojo, Kibaale, Hoima and Kanungu."
Head to Rwanda and see wonders of the 1000 hills. Rwanda’s coffee has been grown for a very long time as far back as in the 1930s when Rwandan farmers were forced to plant an abundance of coffee trees by the Belgian colonial empire. This caused the growth of poor quality coffee as the farmers lacked proper infrastructure needed to wash and process the coffee as well as motivation. Coffee prices from Rwanda plummeted in the 1980s as well as in 1994 during the genocide. This just facilitated the phasing out of the already damaged industry and by 2000 the future of Rwandan coffee was really dim.
INCLUDED IN THIS TOUR
From $6,456 PX