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3/4 Day Kiambethu Tea Farm

  • The tea bushes at Kiambethu

    The tea bushes at Kiambethu

  • Tea for tasting

    Tea for tasting

Overview

The Kiambethu Tea Farm is located in Limuru, which is a pleasant 70 minute drive from the outskirts of the city. You will pass through various small towns, giving you a glimpse of Kenyan rural life, and when you enter the highlands area, you will begin to see the tea plantations.

You are welcomed by your host, the soft spoken Fiona, who takes you into her lovely home and over some tea and coffee, tells you about the history of the tea farming and also some fascinating details about early colonial life. Fiona is 3rd generation Kenyan and her family is one of the pioneers in tea farming, as well as the founder of the Limuru Girls School, across from the tea farm.

After a fascinating and interactive session on tea, you are taken to have a look at the tea bush by Steven, one of the workers on the farm. He introduces you to the cattle on the farm and will also take you into the forest to show you some trees used for traditional remedies. Fiona’s dog, Chuma, enthusiastically escorts all groups on this tour.

After the short tour (which takes about 30 minutes), drinks are served on the terrace…beers, soft drinks, wine and some iced tea is on offer, after which you will repair to the dining room for a sumptuous home cooked lunch. The dark and heavy paneling in the dining room is reminiscent of the colonial era, and one is transported back to this era over lunch.

Coffee and tea is served after lunch and then you can purchase some tea if you want, before you take your leave of Fiona and her wonderfully peaceful house.

3/4 day excursion

Facts

Per Adult: USD($)183
Per Child(2-12 years): USD($)91.50
Maximum number of travellers 7
Excursion time 09:30
Departure point Crowne Plaza Hotel, Upper Hill, Nairobi
Drop off point Crowne Plaza Hotel, Upper Hill, Nairobi
Included
  • Ground transportation by minivan with an English speaking driver/guide
  • Tea/coffee session at the Farm, and a short walk around the estate
  • Pre-lunch drinks
  • 3 course lunch at the Farm
  • One 330 ml bottle of still water
Duration of tour Approximately 6 hours
Recommended to carry
  • Camera
  • money for tips, and to buy tea if required
  • walking shoes
  • hat
Perfect for
  • History buffs
  • Tea lovers
  • Anyone with a full day free and wanting to get out of the city
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