Explore and experience one of the premium private tea farms in Nairobi
Situated at 7, 200 ft. , Kiambethu farm was bought and farmed by AB McDonell in 1910. He was a pioneer in the tea industry being one of the first to make and sell tea commercially in Kenya – now one of Kenya’s largest exports. Five generations have lived on the farm and it is currently run by his granddaughter. The farm house is set within beautiful gardens surrounded by acres of tea and indigenous forest – home to the Colobus monkey. The farm set in one of the coolest highland areas of Nairobi also keeps dairy cattle as well as other domestic animals.
This experience is made even better by the nature trail with in the same property where we can take a walk to refresh and unwind from city hussles.
0830hrs Pick up from your destination.
• Arrive at 11am and over a cup of tea or coffee the history of the farm and process of making tea is informally explained, followed by an opportunity to see tea in the field.
•Then take a walk in the indigenous forest with our resident Kenyan guide who will identify the plants and explain how they are traditionally used. Look out for the Colobus monkeys close up and wander in the gardens which are home to a wide variety of birds and flowers.
•Return to the house to enjoy a pre-lunch drink on the verandah with sweeping views across the tea fields to the Ngong Hills.
•Lunch is served about 1pm and is a three course buffet lunch from our set menu prepared with vegetables from the garden and desserts are topped with cream from our herd of Channel Island cows.
• We will depart back to Nairobi at 1430hrs for drop off back to your preferred destination.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 6 hours
Weather, traffic and seasonality
We will use a modern, clean, Toyota salon car, fully airconditioned that can carry maximum 3 passengers. Options of clean and bigger safari vehicles is available on request.
No restrictions as concerning guiding work within Kenya. I may however from time to time get a driver to assist in case of long distances to drive.