The Kiambethu tea farm is about an hour’s drive away from the hustle and bustle from Nairobi and as such makes a welcome day trip from the capital for adults and children! Situated twenty miles from Nairobi, Kiambethu has been the family home of one of the earliest tea growers in Kenya.
The farm dates back to 1910 and the present house, set amidst colorful gardens, has been home to four generations. You will be picked from your place within Nairobi at 10 am, depart and reach about 11:00 a.m. and the hosts will offer a cup of tea or coffee, the process of making tea is informally explained, followed by an opportunity to see tea in the field. You will take a walk in indigenous forest with the resident Kenyan guide who will identify the plants and explain how they are traditionally used. You will see the Colobus monkeys close up and wander in the gardens, which are home to a wide variety of birds. When you return to the house, you will enjoy a pre-lunch drink on the veranda with sweeping views across the tea fields to the Ngong Hills. Lunch is prepared with vegetables from the garden and desserts are topped with cream from the herd of Channel Island cows on the farm.