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.
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.
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
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.
Kiambethu the guests are given an insight
into the tea making process followed
by an opportunity to see tea in the field.
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.
Tea Farm in Limuru (Tour Duration: Half Day)
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
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.
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
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
to the city arriving at around 5.30pm.
Farm Day Tour Price includes:
*Price per person.
*All entry fees,
service charge and taxes.
*Lunch and afternoon tea at Kiambethu Estate.
from your hotel in Nairobi and drop-off to your hotel or residence
Kiambethu Estate for a local history lecture and a walk in the forest and tea
*Professional English speaking guides. All are experts in African
wildlife, culture and tour guiding.
Farm Day Tour does not include:
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