FARM TRIP TO KIAMBETHU - 1 Day

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Farm Trip to Kiambethu Over view.

Farm Trip to Kiambethu is all about Tea growing, how it is processed, Tea is one of the major economic activities and exports in Kenya. A visit to the Kiambethu tea farm in Limuru Kenya not far from Nairobi town will give you a chance to get an insight of tea growing. At the farm will have the chance to learn the history of the farm and how it has been passed from one germination to another successfully. During your tour in the farm, toy shall realize that there is a certain technique used to pluck the tea, two leaves and the bud. You shall also be taken through the tea processing steps. Farm Trip to Kiambethu is a tour you should never miss while in Nairobi.

The hospitable  family and owners of the farm will serve you with a cup of tea , Delicious cookies and a Sumptuous lunch. Thanks to Incredible you found all this in one package.

The farm has an indigenous forest   which is the home for the Columbus monkeys which you shall spot as they jump from one tree to another.

The Itinerary

The tour starts by pick you from your Nairobi Hotel/Accommodation. Arrive Kiambethu Tea Estate 11am, main house. Marcus and Fiona welcome you with some homemade biscuits (yum!) and of course tea, before regaling tales of the farm and the tea making process the gardens around the home are lovely and well worth a stroll, especially to catch glimpses of the resident colobus monkeys! Also included in the tour is a walk through the indigenous forest that is still preserved (most was cleared for the tea farms). The guide is highly entertaining and comical! The tour ends with a relaxed lunch. Again, most of the produce is locally sourced and when making reservations inform them of any dietary requirements! Lunch is a 3-course affair with complementary beverages, soft drinks and of course teas and coffee! Return to the city arriving at around 4:30pm.

What to expect

Today you will be picked and driven to Kiambethu Estate, 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. On arrival at the Estate at 11am enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, with the history of the farm and process of making tea is informally explained. Then take a walk in the indigenous forest with a 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 a set menu prepared with vegetables from the garden and desserts are topped with cream from the herd of Channel Island cows. In the afternoon, a walk through the tea plantations will display the conditions needed for the growth of tea. The lecture on growth of tea is a good learning experience-you will then 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. Return to your city hotel in the late afternoon.

What people are Saying

Farm Trip to Kiambethu is all about Tea growing, how it is processed, Tea is one of the major economic activities and exports in Kenya. A visit to the Kiambethu tea farm in Limuru Kenya not far from Nairobi town will give you a chance to get an insight of tea growing. At the farm will have the chance to learn the history of the farm and how it has been passed from one germination to another successfully. During your tour in the farm, toy shall realize that there is a certain technique used to pluck the tea, two leaves and the bud. You shall also be taken through the tea processing steps.

The hospitable  family and owners of the farm will serve you with a cup of tea , Delicious cookies and a Sumptuous lunch.

The farm has an indigenous forest   which is the home for the Columbus monkeys which you shall spot as they jump from one tree to another.

Day 1

The tour starts by pick you from your Nairobi Hotel/Accommodation. Arrive Kiambethu Tea Estate 11am, main house. Marcus and Fiona welcome you with some homemade biscuits (yum!) and of course tea, before regaling tales of the farm and the tea making process the gardens around the home are lovely and well worth a stroll, especially to catch glimpses of the resident colobus monkeys! Also included in the tour is a walk through the indigenous forest that is still preserved (most was cleared for the tea farms). The guide is highly entertaining and comical! The tour ends with a relaxed lunch. Again, most of the produce is locally sourced and when making reservations inform them of any dietary requirements! Lunch is a 3-course affair with complementary beverages, soft drinks and of course teas and coffee! Return to the city arriving at around 4:30pm.

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