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Kiambethu Farm

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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...more
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Girls School Rd | Tigoni, Limuru 00217, Kenya
+254 729 290894
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After a couple of weeks of intensive visiting, it was a delight to spend time with Fiona Vernon at her beautiful home and tea plantation to learn about my favourite 'cuppa'. The simple joys of a beautiful garden, a lush patchwork of green tea fields,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Alsacienne
Reviewed 6 days ago

What an unforgettable green and peaceful day at Kiambethu! I had the opportunity to learn about the tea-making process and so many interesting facts about it! Fiona is simply adorable, sweet and kind - in fact the whole team who works there is phenomenal! Not...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RebecaHeringer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful visit with my wife. The tour is incredibly informational and Fiona is a delight as a tour guide. The food was very good as well. I would consider returning with people who had never taken the tour before.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Superevangelist
Reviewed December 9, 2018

Great place to be and learn much about farming I cant get enough of this place. Everything is perfect and good customer service.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MbiiM
Reviewed November 24, 2018

Fiona Vernon, granddaughter of the plantation's founder, gave us an interesting history of tea picking and processing. They pick the new leaves year-round, so you have a good chance of seeing the pickers in action. The farm is much reduced from its original size, but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank culturevulture94
Reviewed November 1, 2018

Kiambethu Farm is a stunning tea plantation with the most beautiful gardens and view of the Ngong Hills, upon arrival there were about 12 tables set outside ready for lunch and welcomed by staff who served you tea or coffee. The owner of the house...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mitc234
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Something like this may not be everyone's cup of tea (ahem), but the whole set up makes this a very worthy trip. Being only just outside Nairobi, it's a relatively short drive into the hills to get to Kiambethu Farm. Fiona is a fantastic host,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ross I
Reviewed October 27, 2018

The tour of the tea farm was led by the lady who owns the place, and it was very interesting. After the tour, we were led on a tour of the natural forest on the property by one of her staff. That tour was also...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank xantippy
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely few hours there today. Learned some interesting facts about tea and tea in Kenya. Fiona was lovely. The house and gardens beautiful. The food for lunch was all very tasty and we really enjoyed it - forgot to ask for the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CatNick262
Reviewed October 20, 2018

I loved my visit to the farm. The tea tour and talk were very interesting and the tea itself was delightful. I enjoyed walking around the grounds and taking in the sights. The lunch was fabulous! Make sure you eat the ice cream from their...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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September 3, 2017|
Response from fmalingu2010 | Reviewed this property |
The cost is Ksh 3,300/- all inclusive of food.
April 5, 2017|
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Response from jordanal518 | Reviewed this property |
You need to either hire a driver or take a taxi. It's about an hour drive from Nairobi. Definitely worth it!
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3 Days in Nairobi what to do with my 87 year old mother (11 Replies)
I just booked a trip to Kenya for my mother and I in April 2017. We have 3 days in Nairobi before we join our tour. Our tour includes Soysambu Conservancy, Masai Mara, Karen Blixen Museum, and a giraffe centre. I have been looking on the internet and thought the Kiambethu Farm, and the Karuri Bead Factory look good. If you can think of some other things that my 87 year old mother would enjoy, and you would like to share, that would be great. Thanks
September 05, 2016|
Response fromroadwarriorafrica|
Where will you be staying in Nairobi? And I hope you are not driving to the Mara, as the roads are atrocious, and your mum may be extremely uncomfortable. In Nairobi, why don't you also at the Elephant Orphanage, Kazuri Beads, Matt Bronze Gallery, The National Museum of Kenya, Kitengela Glass Factory, and a few nice lunches.