A visit to the farm makes a memorable half day excursion, including a superb lunchtime buffet, visit insight into the growing and making of tea.
Kiambethu tea farm is just 40 Minutes from the heart of Nairobi and in limuru and provides a tranquil insight in the life of a settler farm. A visit or a stay at Kiambethu tea farm makes a memorable time and it includes delicious meals, a visit to the indigenous forest, insights to the making and growing of tea provided by the hosts.
Kiambethu Tea Farm: Kiambethu tea farm is located at an altitude of 7000 feet above sea level and has lush acres of tea plantations that seem to vanish in the horizon. Two English families, Mitchell & McDonnell in the early 1900’s, built the Estate. These families are said to be the first to have ventured into the tea business. You will also have a lecture on the area and about the production of tea. In the afternoon, a walk through the tea plantations and forests will display the conditions needed for the growth of tea.
Kiambethu Tea Farm is one of Kenya’s oldest tea farms. It’s a family run business run by Marcus and Fiona Mitchell and it is here where you get to enjoy a ‘tea luncheon’ with them.
Kiambethu Tea Farm, the family home of one of the earliest tea growers in Kenya, is situated 30 Km away from Nairobi. The farm dates back to 1910 and the present house set amidst colorful gardens, has been home to four generations.
At Kiambethu the guests are given an insight into the tea making process Picking of tea leaves in Kiambethu tea farm, Limuru Kenya.followed by an opportunity to see tea in the field.
Accompanied by the resident Kenyan guide, guests can also take a short walk into the small indigenous forest and learn about the plants and how they were used traditionally, watch the Colobus monkeys and birds who are resident in the gardens or just enjoy the sweeping views across the tea fields to the Ngong Hills.
Kiambethu Tea Farm in Limuru (Tour Duration: Half Day)
On your arrival at the Kiambethu Tea Estate, you will be guests for lunch and afternoon tea. The Kiambethu Estate is locatedat an altitude of 7000 feet above sea level, in a truly magnificent garden with views of the spectacular Mount Kilimanjaro and the Ngong hills and has lush acres of tea plantations that seem to vanish in the horizon.Two English families, Mitchell & McDonnell in the early 1900’s, built the Estate. These families are said to be the first to have ventured into the tea business. You will also have a lecture on the area and about the production of tea. In the afternoon, a walk through the tea plantations and forests will display the conditions needed for the growth of tea.
Marcus of Kiambethu tea farmThe lecture on growth of tea is a good learning experience. For instance, you will see tea pickers on the farm plucking the top two leaves and bud from each plantation. Tea needs good rainfall, which is plenty in the region so tea is picked all year round.
After the tea is picked, they are sent to the factories to beprocessed and sold to local and export markets. Kenya is the third largest producer of tea after Sri Lanka and India.
Return to the city arriving at around 5.30pm.
Kiambethu Farm Day Tour Price includes:
*Price per person.
*All entry fees, service charge and taxes.
*Lunch and afternoon tea at Kiambethu Estate.
*Pickup from your hotel in Nairobi and drop-off to your hotel or residence
*Visit to Kiambethu Estate for a local history lecture and a walk in the forest and tea plantations.
*Professional English speaking guides. All are experts in African wildlife, culture and tour guiding.
Kiambethu Farm Day Tour does not include:
*Personal expenses such as, drinks, telephone calls etc.
*Visas, international airfares and airport taxes; meals, sightseeing not included in the package.
* Tips or gratuity for your driver guide, drinks; travelers insurance; laundry, communication charges.