Kiambethu Tea Farm: Full-day Kiambethu Tea Farm Tour from NairobiDay trips and Excursions

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Kiambethu Tea Farm: Full-day Kiambethu Tea Farm Tour from Nairobi

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About this experience

✔ Health & safety measures apply
✔ No booking fees

DURATION:4 hours
STARTING TIME: 9.45 am
LANGUAGE: English
MEETING POINT: At your hotel in Central Nairobi
OPENING SEASON: All year round
WHO CAN COME: Kiambethu Tea Farm tour is suitable for anyone above 16 looking for a day excursion near Nairobi
  • Languages English
  • Meeting pointPick up from your hotel at Nairobi City Center/Westland's. Airport/and hotels that aren’t in the city centre/Westland’s at an extra cost(USD 30).

Overview

Just a short drive from the heart of Nairobi, Kiambethu Tea Farm at Limuru provides a tranquil insight into life on a settler farm. Situated at 7,200 ft., Kiambethu was bought and farmed by AB McDonell in 1910. He was the first person to grow, make and sell tea commercially in Kenya – now one of Kenya’s biggest exports. Five generations have lived on the farm and it is currently run by his granddaughter Fiona Vernon. The farmhouse is set within beautiful gardens surrounded by acres of tea and indigenous forest – home to the Colobus monkey and plenty of other wildlife.

◾ Visit historic Kiambethu Tea Farm with views of the Ngong Hills o
◾ Learn about the process of making tea and taste locally-grown and processed tea
◾ Admire the local wildlife and nature at Limuru

About this experience

✔ Health & safety measures apply

✔ No booking fees



DURATION:4 hours

STARTING TIME: 9.45 am

LANGUAGE: English

MEETING POINT: At your hotel in Central Nairobi

OPENING SEASON: All year round

WHO CAN COME: Kiambethu Tea Farm tour is suitable for anyone above 16 looking for a day excursion near Nairobi

Description - What to expect

Start your Kiambethu Tea Farm tour with a convenient pick-up from your hotel in Nairobi and a drive to Limuru. Upon arrival enjoy a delicious cup of tea or coffee and hear from your host about the history of the farm and the process of making tea explained in an informal way, followed by an opportunity to see the plantation.



Then, take a walk in the indigenous forest with your local guide who will identify the plants and explain how they are traditionally used. Look out for the Colobus monkeys close up and wander in the gardens which are home to a wide variety of birds and flowers.



Return to the house to enjoy a pre-lunch drink on the verandah with sweeping views across the tea fields to the Ngong Hills. Enjoy your three-course buffet lunch from a set menu prepared with vegetables from the garden and desserts topped with cream from your host's herd of Channel Island cows.

What's included, what's not

✔ Hotel pickup and drop-off
✔ Return transportation to the Kiambethu Tea Farm
✔ Entrance fees
✔ Lunch
✔ Drinks at the farm
✔ Bottled water

Bring with you

For this Kiambethu Tea Farm tour please bring your hat, extra bottle of water, sunscreen, comfortable shoes, and clothes

Where we will meet

Pick up from your hotel at Nairobi City Center/Westland's.
Airport/and hotels that aren’t in the city centre/Westland’s at an extra cost(USD 30).

Language/s

  • English

About the area

Just a short drive from the heart of Nairobi, Kiambethu Farm at Limuru provides a tranquil insight into life on a settler farm. Situated at 7,200 ft., Kiambethu was bought and farmed by AB McDonell in 1910. He was the first person to grow, make and sell tea commercially in Kenya – now one of Kenya’s biggest exports. Five generations have lived on the farm and it is currently run by his granddaughter Fiona Vernon. The farm house is set within beautiful gardens surrounded by acres of tea and indigenous forest – home to the Colobus monkey and plenty of other wildlife.

Prepare for the experience

Come and enjoy a lunch time tour of the farm with Fiona... Arrive at 11am and over a cup of tea or coffee the history of the farm and process of making tea is informally explained, followed by an opportunity to see tea in the field. Then take a walk in the indigenous forest with our resident Kenyan guide who will identify the plants and explain how they are traditionally used. Look out for the Colobus monkeys close up and wander in the gardens which are home to a wide variety of birds and flowers. Return to the house to enjoy a pre-lunch drink on the verandah with sweeping views across the tea fields to the Ngong Hills. Enjoy your three course buffet lunch from our set menu prepared with vegetables from the garden and desserts are topped with cream from our herd of Channel Island cows.

Health and safety

✔ Provider complies with local legislation and applicable health recommendations with regard to Covid-19 prevention measures

Description - What to expect

Start your Kiambethu Tea Farm tour with a convenient pick-up from your hotel in Nairobi and a drive to Limuru. Upon arrival enjoy a delicious cup of tea or coffee and hear from your host about the history of the farm and the process of making tea explained in an informal way, followed by an opportunity to see the plantation.

Then, take a walk in the indigenous forest with your local guide who will identify the plants and explain how they are traditionally used. Look out for the Colobus monkeys close up and wander in the gardens which are home to a wide variety of birds and flowers.

Return to the house to enjoy a pre-lunch drink on the verandah with sweeping views across the tea fields to the Ngong Hills. Enjoy your three-course buffet lunch from a set menu prepared with vegetables from the garden and desserts topped with cream from your host's herd of Channel Island cows.

Latest reviews

  • ELEFTHERIOS
  • Nov 4, 2022
  • We had a great time! Both Gofreedly and the local supplier did their best to accommodate our needs and be super supportive. Highly recommended experience.