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Full Day Kawamwaki Farm + Kiambethu Tea Farm

  • Rolling tea plantations

    Rolling tea plantations

  • Waterfall at Kawamwaki

    Waterfall at Kawamwaki

  • Syce leading the ride

    Syce leading the ride

Overview

Kawamwaki Farm is located in the tea country of Limuru, a pleasant 70 minute drive from the city. The Farm has an equestrian centre, and you will be welcomed by the chief syke. Enjoy a steaming cup of coffee, or a refreshing glass of juice, and then it is time to match up with the horses. You will be required to sign an indemnity form and will be fitted with hard hats, before you meet the horses. The Centre has a range of horses, ranging from quiet well schooled horses for the riding novice, to the more adventurous horses for the riding experts.

Your walk will take you through picturesque tea & coffee plantations and over lovely open countryside, for about an hour. Return to the farmhouse where you will bid farewell to the horses and drive a short distance to the Kiambethu Tea Farm

Here, your host,  the soft spoken Fiona, will take you into her lovely home and over some tea and coffee, tell you about the history of the tea farming and also some fascinating details on 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.

full day excursion

Facts

Per Adult: USD($)212
Per Child(2-12 years): USD($)106
Maximum number of travellers 7
Excursion time 09:00
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
  • Coffee or fresh juice on arrival at Kawamwaki Farm
  • One hour horse ride/walk at Kawamwaki Farm
  • Tea/coffee session at Kiambethu Tea Farm and a short walk around the estate
  • Pre - lunch drinks at Kiambethu
  • 3 course lunch at Kiambethu Farm
  • One 330 ml bottle of still water
Duration of tour Approximately 7 hours
Recommended to carry
  • Camera
  • money for tips and to buy tea if required
  • walking shoes
  • hat
  • comfortable clothes for riding
Perfect for
  • People who enjoy horse riding
  • People looking for a great day out in the country
  • History buffs
  • Anyone with a full day to spare
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