Just a short drive from the heart of Nairobi, Kiambethu Farm at Limuru provides a tranquil insight into life on a settler farm. Situated at 7,200 ft., Kiambethu was bought and farmed by AB McDonell in 1910. He was the first person to grow, make and sell tea commercially in Kenya – now one of Kenya’s biggest exports. Five generations have lived on the farm and it is currently run by his granddaughter Fiona Vernon. The farmhouse is set within beautiful gardens surrounded by acres of tea and indigenous forest – home to the Colobus monkey and plenty of other wildlife.
Pickup at your hotel at 9:45 am and start the drive to Limuru arriving at 11 am 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.
Price of the entire trip: 100 $ p.p. with 8 people on board.
Gather your friends or join with other travellers on this trip to bring the price down.
Terms & Conditions
- A better price for everyone! Get a refund* for every additional traveller joining your trip.
- The overall rate of this trip, with every additional passenger, gradually decreases
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Package is Inclusive of:
- All fees as per itinerary
- Hotel/Lodge pick-up & Drop-off
- All Transport
- Drinks at the farm
- Our assistance at any point
- Bottled water
Package is Exclusive of:
The following list is a general guideline of what to bring on the safari:
- Shorts and t-shirts or light trousers for the daytime.
- A wide-brimmed hat to shade you from the sun, this should have string/straps if standing in the van or jeep as it could be blown off.
- Plenty of sun protection, lotion or cream (High SPF).
- A good pair of binoculars (there’s usually just one pair in vehicles).
- Long trousers and long or short-sleeved shirts for the evening and protection from mosquitoes
- A fleece/jumper/sweater for the early morning (or a safari jacket) and evening game drives, as it tends to get very chilly, especially in the highlands and in the Masai Mara.
- Plenty of film or flash card memory for your camera and a battery charger for all electronic devices.
- A small first aid kit.
- Swimming costumes/bathing suits as most of the lodges and camps have swimming pools.
- A good pair of sunglasses as you are on the equator where the sun is very powerful. Prescription sun spectacles are not recommended as may scratch or fall off the vehicles.
- A pair of safari shoes or trekking boots.
- A pack of wet wipes.
- Mosquito repellent.
- Bottle’s or jugs of water to keep you hydrated. Spending a lot of time in the sun, even when wearing hats and sunglasses will dehydrate you in most cases.
- On a safari, be prepared for bumpy and dusty roads. These can be irritating to the contact lens wearers. Eye drops and an extra pair of glasses are sensible protection.
- Pack light. Laundry facilities are available throughout your safari at extra cost. Remember your weight limit on your return from East Africa.
- Our equatorial sun is strong. Too much can cause dehydration, nausea, dizziness and headaches. We recommend that you wear sunscreens and a hat, as well as a strong pair of dark glasses.
- DO NOT take photographs of the locals without permission. Never take photographs of the military, policemen in uniform, and the President or Government officials.
- Always keep your camera loaded and ready for action. You never know when it is going to start