Tour cost: US$115 per person
Daily departs: Morning and afternoon tours
Tour Duration: Half day
Kiambethu Tea Farm Day Tour
Kiambethu Tea Farm Tour ( From Nairobi ) Limuru, Tigoni – Kenya
Kiambethu tea farm day tours depart daily from Nairobi
A visit to the farm makes a memorable half day excursion, including a superb lunchtime buffet, visit insight into the growing and making of tea.
Kiambethu tea farm is just 40 Minutes from the heart of Nairobi and in limuru and provides a tranquil insight in the life of a settler farm. A visit or a stay at Kiambethu tea farm makes a memorable time and it includes delicious meals, a visit to the indigenous forest, insights to the making and growing of tea provided by the hosts.
Kiambethu Tea Farm, the family home of one of the earliest tea growers in Kenya, is situated 30 Km away from Nairobi. The farm dates back to 1910 and the present house set amidst colorful gardens, has been home to four generations.
At Kiambethu the guests are given an insight into the tea making process followed by an opportunity to see tea in the field.
On your arrival at the Kiambethu Tea Estate, you will be guests for lunch and afternoon tea. The Kiambethu Estate is located at an altitude of 7000 feet above sea level, in a truly magnificent garden with views of the spectacular Mount Kilimanjaro and the Ngong hills and has lush acres of tea plantations that seem to vanish in the horizon.Two English families, Mitchell & McDonnell in the early 1900’s, built the Estate. These families are said to be the first to have ventured into the tea business. You will also have a lecture on the area and about the production of tea. In the afternoon, a walk through the tea plantations and forests will display the conditions needed for the growth of tea.
The lecture on growth of tea is a good learning experience. For instance, you will see tea pickers on the farm plucking the top two leaves and bud from each plantation. Tea needs good rainfall, which is plenty in the region so tea is picked all year round.
After the tea is picked, they are sent to the factories to be processed and sold to local and export markets. Kenya is the third largest producer of tea after Sri Lanka and India.