The Kiambethu tea farm is about an hours drive away from the hustle and bustle from Nairobi and as such makes a welcome day trip from the capital for adults and children!
Situated twenty miles from Nairobi, Kiambethu has been the family home of one of the earliest tea growers in Kenya. The farm dates back to 1910 and the present house, set amidst colorful gardens, has been home to four generations. You will arrive at 11:00 a.m. and over a cup of tea or coffee the process of making tea is informally explained, followed by an opportunity to see tea in the field. You will take a walk in indigenous forest with the resident Kenyan guide who will identify the plants and explain how they are traditionally used. You will see the Colobus monkeys close up and wander in the gardens, which are home to a wide variety of birds. When you return to the house, you will enjoy a pre-lunch drink on the veranda with sweeping views across the tea fields to the Ngong Hills. Lunch is prepared with vegetables from the garden and desserts are topped with cream from the herd of Channel Island cows on the farm.
KIAMBETHU TEA FARM (Half day) to Kiambethu Tea Farm Nairobi; Kiambethu Tea Farm Nairobi is about an hours drive away from the hustle and bustle from Nairobi and as such makes a welcome day or overnight tour. Kiambethu Tea Farm Cottages are situated at 7200 feet in a truly magnificent garden with views of the spectacular Mount Kilimanjaro and the Ngong hills. Kiambethu is a farmhouse to four generations of the first family to plant and make tea in Kenya.
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 possible to arrange a ‘tea luncheon’ with them. You can go, get a fabulous tour of the farm and learn the history of tea making in Kenya as well as of their farm and then get a home cooked meal with tea to follow!
(Tour departs Nairobi at 10.00am).Daily
Tours start off at 11:00 am from the main house. Marcus and Fiona welcome you with some home made biscuits (yum!) and of course tea, before regaling tales of the farm and the tea making process
The gardens around the home are lovely and well worth a stroll, especially to catch glimpses of the resident colobus monkeys! Also included in the tour is a walk through the indigenous forest that is still preserved (most was cleared for the tea farms). The guide is highly entertaining and comical!
The tour ends with a relaxed lunch. Again most of the produce is locally sourced and when making reservations inform them of any dietary requirements! The veggie options they had made was fantastic. Lunch is a 3 course affair with complementary beverages – wine, beers, sherry, soft drinks and of course teas and coffee!
(one of the most recommeded and a great must to tour to Visit while in Nairobi- A great day trip from Nairobi)