Kericho, home to the large tea plantations of the Kenyan highlands

Sentinel-1 CSAR IW acquired on 11 April 2022 at 15:56:43 UTC
Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 16 May 2022 at 07:46:21 UTC
Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 19 August 2022 at 07:46:19 UTC
Author(s): Sentinel Vision team, VisioTerra, France -
Keyword(s): Land, plateau, highlands, rain-fed agriculture, Kenya, African Rift Valley
Fig. 1 - S2 (06.04.2022) - Kericho County is located in the highlands west of the Kenyan Rift Valley, on the edge of the Mau Forest.
Fig. 2 - S2 (19.08.2022) - Kericho has a temperature range between 10-29°C and yearly rainfall of 2125 mm.
The county has rainy seasons April to June and October to December. The rainfalls are being highest in central part of county where they plant tea. A good number of rivers emanate from the county.
Fig. 3 - COP-DEM - Kericho County slopes gently from 2500 m to ~1800 m above the sea level.
Fig. 4 - S2 (16.05.2022) - Kericho is considered to be home to the best of Kenyan tea. It has contiguous tea plantations up to ~240km².