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About Us

Welcome to Gisovu Tea Estate in Rwanda.

Gisovu is situated in the Karongi District of the western province in Rwanda about 4 hours drive from the capital city Kigali. Gisovu is situated at an altitude of 7,500 feet above sea level and close to the furtherest source of the River Nile in the nearby Nyungwe Forest.

Gisovu has ideal growing conditions for producing some of the finest teas in the world which have an international following and are highly sought after for their briskness, flavour and exceptional quality.

We are a part of the Mcleod Russel Group, the largest tea producer in the world. For more information, please visit



Spending time in Gisovu provides a wonderful respite from a hectic world. Enjoy the serene environment with friends or just relax with a good book and a drink.

Activities include a trek to the furtherest source of the the river Nile, hiking and bird watching in the Nyungwe Forest, mountain biking along the tea trails, enjoying a game of football or volleyball with the residents and learning how tea is made at the famous Gisovu tea factory.

Please note park entrance fees are payable to visit the Nyungwe Park, the payment of which can be pre-arranged by us.

For more information on the Nyungwe Forest, please copy and paste the link below on your web browser.

Accommodation is available on a full board basis at USD125 per night for an individual or USD150 for a couple. Children below the age of 12 sharing a room with an adult are charged USD25 per night.All guests get a complimentary tour of the factory.

We currently have three en-suite double bedrooms that are available.
This will provide accommodation for three couples.There is also a living room with a fireplace and a dining area.  Satellite TV and wifi are available. Laundry facilities are also available on request for a charge.

Tea Tours

We also conduct tea tours for walk in visitors who wish to visit the tea factory only. Such visits are charged at USD15 per head for a group of a maximum of ten people. The guided tour lasts about 45 minutes.

We would request visitors to please email us in advance as the factory is not operating at all times or might not be accessible for visitors due to maintenance work being carried out.

Please contact the Manager Gisovu Tea Estate for availability, booking and further information.


The Manager
Gisovu Tea Company Limited
P.O. BOX 60
Karongi District
Western Province
Telephone: +250784575503

Mr. Dilsher Sen
Director & Company Secretary
Borelli Tea Holdings Limited
Woodlands, 79 High Street
Kent DA9 9RD
United Kingdom
Telephone(+44) 1322 374878

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