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Kiambethu Farm

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Girls School Rd, Limuru 00217, Kenya
+254 729 290894
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$112.50*
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Kiambethu Tea Farm: Day Tour From Nairobi
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$155.00*
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Kiambethu Tea Farm Day Tour from Nairobi
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$69.00*
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Private Day Trip to Kiambethu Tea Farm in Limuru from Nairobi
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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 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.
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Girls School Rd, Limuru 00217, Kenya
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Reviewed July 21, 2017

Owner and hostess, Fiona, offers the most gracious welcome. She loves sharing her home and the beauty of the tea plantation. We have been more than once and always enjoy it. The lunch is delicious; my personal favorite is the pumpkin casserole.

Thank Julie P
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Reviewed July 17, 2017 via mobile

Our hosts in Nairobi had planned the visit to Kiambethu Farm as the last activity of our trip. The farm is a 45 mins drive from Nairobi and is nothing but a treat to visit. Lush green setting in an old colonial farm, run by...More

Thank aliwahab79
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Reviewed May 15, 2017

If you are looking for something that isn't obvious yet worthwhile, this is the place to be, with a preplanned itinerary to cater for the most of your experience. The location is well within reach and weather normally a bit cool.

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Reviewed April 26, 2017

The TripAdvisor "excellent" rating of this farm speaks for itself. Its a short trip out of Nairobi, rising quickly from Nairobi's 5500 feet above sea level to 7200 feet at Limuru. It gets wetter and cooler, and early settlers found that tea would grow well...More

1  Thank craigallan-za
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Reviewed April 19, 2017

Located in Limuru, just a short drive from Nairobi, Kiambethu Farm provides a tranquil insight into life on a settler farm. Offer farm and tea factory tour plus lunch Kiambethu was bought and farmed by AB McDonell in 1910. He was the first person to...More

Thank hikwam
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Reviewed April 6, 2017 via mobile

We arrived to the farm thanks to a friend's recommendation. The farm is managed by Fiona, her owner, who welcome you and explain the farm history and show you the tea plantation and how it is harvested and managed. After the explanation in the outside...More

Thank Laura G
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Reviewed March 18, 2017

The Kiambethu Farm tour was amazing and worth every bit of the 3300KSH. It's located about an hr out of Nairobi and makes for an awesome afternoon day trip. The owner, Fiona, is extremely welcoming and did a great job customizing our tour to keep...More

1  Thank KabeteLane
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Reviewed March 15, 2017

I visited twice with my friends and relatives. We all enjoy beautiful enviroment of the farm, garden, house, and forest, with monkeys, birds, dogs and other animals surrounding. Fiona is lovrly lady and hostess to introduce about history of her family and tea prodtion. The...More

Thank justme0028
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Reviewed March 14, 2017

Took visiting family from overseas to Kiambethu Farm early in March. Always a lovely experience and fun for first time visitors. Fiona our gracious hostess opens her home and does a very good talk on tea combining it with the history of her family. Watch...More

Thank smaulfish
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Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

What a gem. Beautiful scenery with excellent food and very informative talks from Fiona on tea making and Julius on medicinal herbs and animals during the nature walk. We were lucky and spotted several monkeys and interesting lizards. It is worth the half-day trip. There...More

Thank Kathryn W
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cece519
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Response from fmalingu2010 | Reviewed this property |
The cost is Ksh 3,300/- all inclusive of food.
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onehong1204
April 5, 2017|
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Response from Jordana L | 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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