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“Tradional tea plantation tour”
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.
Hesperia, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Tradional tea plantation tour”
Reviewed 12 August 2014

Had a wonderful time at this tea plantation, touring the tea fields and nearby forest stand where monkeys still roam freely. The old colonial house remains in excellent condition with many family photos/paintings of yesteryear adorning the walls. The large old English style flower garden was in full array of colors and varieties. The lunch was wonderfully served by house staff. There were several courses and large amounts of delicious food served with lunch. Our hostess (5th generation) was very gracious and gave us a quick primer on everything you would ever want to know about tea...and then some. Highly recommend as a leisurely outing. The panoramic views from the lawn and nearby driveways were spectacular.

Visited August 2014
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Kabul, Afghanistan
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“New appreciation for tea”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

We have just spent a lovely morning at Kiambethu Farm with the gracious Fiona on her family farm. The sprawling garden in front of a house full of love and history welcomes one to an informative, yet relaxing time learning about various teas, the processing thereof and the tea history of the area.
The talk, complete with excellent tea and home made biscuits was followed by a walk through the forest where Julius, who has been with the family for 24 years, gave our group informative and humorous information on the various medicinal plants.
Lunch back at the house, 3 courses, followed by either tea or coffee.
A good trip out of the city.

Visited July 2014
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Nairobi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Lovely day at Kiambethu Farm”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Fed up of Nairobi? Then go to Kiambethu Farm about 45-50 minutes drive from Westlands, Nairobi. Once there you will be welcomed warmly by the host Fiona. The farm tour is very informative. Fiona also explains about various tea grades and processes. The lunch is excellent as well in value for money. The home made ice cream is really good. The staff are very courteous.
If you get a chance to visit Kiambethu do not miss it.

Visited May 2014
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“Family Day Out in Lush Tea Farm”
Reviewed 14 April 2014

Wonderful day out in the tea farms of tigoni. Excellent vegetarian lunch and delicious homemade eggless icecream. The walk in the forest is lovely.

Visited June 2013
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Cape Town
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Lovely Environment”
Reviewed 12 April 2014

This is a perfect getaway outside of Nairobi. About 45-60 minutes from the Westlands area it is situated in the highlands were tea farming is common. It's a tea farm too. The proprietor invites you into their home, shares about the tea farming process, sends you on a farm tour and then welcomes you back with a fresh lunch made from ingredients locally farmed. The vegetable soup was amazing, as was the ice cream. We will likely take all of our visitors here for a visit.

Visited April 2014
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