The name Tkibuli was first mentioned in historical documents from the 13th century. There are signs of human habitation from ancient times (for example in the Magara Caves).
Tkibuli is situated in Imereti, Western Georgia, between Kutaisi and the Racha Mountains. It consists of 45 villages, 9 villages communities and the town of Tkibuli.
Tkibuli’s regional communities are: Gurna, Kursebi, Mukhura, Orpiri, Satsire, Sochkheti, Tsutskhvati, Khresili, and Jvarisa.
The territory of the Tkibuli region is similar to the historical Okriba area.
The territory of Tkibuli Region consists of Jurassic and cretaceous massifs, of which the oldest are bios porphyries and sandstones. This area is covered by bathyal clay shales, which are replaced in higher places by continental sandstones.
The highest mountain is Tskhrajhvari (1570m) from which you have a panoramic view of Tkibuli and two surrounding lakes (Tkibuli Water and Shaori Water basins).
The region is especially interesting in the speleological aspect. The Tsutskhvati 13-floor cave, the Tskhrajvari caves, as well as the Chakhati, Sakazhia, and Mukhura caves are all located in this region.
The forests consist of beech, hornbeam, chestnut, maple, oak, ash-tree, and the conifers: fir and abies.