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“A Hidden Gem” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kiambethu Farm

Kiambethu Farm
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US$112.50*
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Kiambethu Tea Farm: Day Tour From Nairobi
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Limuru
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Come and enjoy a lunch time tour of the farm with Fiona... 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. Enjoy your 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. Advance booking is essential, cost is Kshs.3,300 per person all inclusive, children under 12 are half price.
Nairobi, Kenya
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“A Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2013

Living in Nairobi with my husband and friends, we're always on the look-out for little trips not too far away. I was always interested in the colonial history of Kenya, and when I found out about Kiambethu Farm, I immediately booked a lunch. It was one of the best days I have spent in Kenya. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking, and Mrs Vernon is a perfectly lovely hostess. We had an excellent lunch in good company, and an information talk and visit about the farm, and the industry of tea in general. Mrs Vernon's love for the place shines through everything at the farm. It was a breath of fresh air from the dirty, noise air of Nairobi, and it is definitely somewhere I will go back too before leaving Kenya.

Visited December 2013
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“Great day trip from Nairobi”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2013 via mobile

After being stuck in traffic jam in Nairobi for quite a while it was really nice to be on the farm; amazing garden, fresh air and a nice walk. The guided walk around the tea farm and forest. Although we didn't get so much info as we were walking in the back (was carrying a small baby) and by the time we managed to catch up with the group the guide had already moved on. The food that was prepared by Fiona and her team was amazing; everything fresh from the farm that make vegetarians and meat eaters happy.

Visited July 2013
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“Breath of fresh air”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013

The day started overcast and rainy, but soon cleared up. Our hostess, Fiona was gracious and welcoming. We were received with a cup of tea and biscuits and invited to enjoy the garden overlooking the tea plantations. After an informative explanation of tea from plant to cup we were given a guided tour of the tea plantation and forest. Lunch on the lawn was excellent.
This is a little insight to the colonial history of Kenya and the hard work that has gone into making it a success. The scenery is just stunning. I would recommend this to everyone visiting Kenya to get a different view of "wild Afirca".

Visited October 2013
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“Exceptional”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

Are you looking for something really different to do in Nairobi? Spend the day at Kiambehu.....start off with a super warm welcome from Fiona with a lovely cup of Kenyan Chai and Home Made Cookies....followed by a very informative talk on growing and processing of tea in Kenya...then a beautiful walk in an indeginious forest learning about native medicinal plants....all accompanied by beautiful views of rolling hill with the vibrat green of tea bushes......ice cold drinks after that and a little time to take in some fresh Limuru air and brilliant Equatorial Sunshine in the flower filled garden.....a scrumptious lunch and then an afternoon of leisure in the lawn

Visited July 2013
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“Our fourth time - and not our last!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2013

As we plan our trip to Africa every few years, the very first thing we book is lunch with Fiona at Kiambethu Tea Farm. This is truly one of the highlights of our time in Nairobi and we wouldn't miss it for the world. Fiona, a very lovely lady, puts on a lunch spread that has no rival in my books - the fresh vegetables, the delicious beef dish, the potatoes, and the home-made ice cream and hand-churned butter just doesn't get any better! We have been to East Africa four times now, and have had the honour of having lunch at the farm four times as well.
We ended up spending all afternoon there this year chatting with Fiona, it was a perfect leisurely afternoon, and one we will fondly remember until the next time we visit.
I highly recommend it - the drive out to the country is very nice too, and for those that haven't been in a few year - the roads are 100% better than they used to be 4 years ago!

Visited May 2013
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