Kiambethu Farm
Kiambethu Farm
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11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
About
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.3,800 per person all inclusive, children under 12 are half price.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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Nicky L
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Fascinating insight into the tea industry in Kenya in a beautiful setting, Fiona is a wonderful host with charm and sincerity. After a tour of the farm we enjoyed a 3 course meal, all home made and mainly grown on site. The history of the farm goes back to 1910 when her grandfather arrived in Kenya. I now know so much more about tea!
Written 25 January 2024
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Darryl C
Nairobi, Kenya2 contributions
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Jan 2024 • Couples
An absolutely fantastic place to visit. Fiona talked us through the history of the farm as well as the tea process. Julius took us through the indigenous forest and explained the medicinal properties of the various trees and plants. This was followed by a delicious lunch.
Written 7 January 2024
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BigAdventurerUK
Derby, UK119 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
I had a wonderful experience at Kiambethu Farm. I arrived just on time due to a protest blocking roads in Nairobi. I was shown to my seat near to the main house where we had a little introduction. We then walked a short way to the tea farm with an explanation around the history and current production. We were shown the different grades of tea whilst drinking tea with homemade biscuits. Later we had a nature walk around the forest parts of the family's property (unfortunately I didn't get to see any monkeys), returning to a fantastic three course meal (homemade ice cream and lemon mousse to die for) suitable for anyone. I felt very at home there. So peaceful and picturesque. Expensive to get to if you don't have your own car but it was well worth it. The drive through all the other tea farms was just magical.
Written 18 March 2023
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Elizabeth B
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
A well planned tour of tea farm and indigenous forest followed by a delicious lunch. From 1100 am to 0200 pm.

Beautiful farm and garden. Very relaxing tour by knowledgeable owner and her guide. Started off with short walk to tea plantation for demonstration of plucking followed by short seminar, tea and biscuits (allergy friendly variety such as gluten free available).

After tea is short walk in indigenous forest followed by buffet lunch with vegan options and delicious desserts. The buffet is inside a charming historical home with original decor. Seating in the garden.

We really enjoyed the visit and recommend it to those interested in history or tea.
Written 6 January 2023
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David_K_Seattle
Seattle, Washington, United States81 contributions
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Aug 2022
We had a wonderful visit to Kiambethu Tea Farm!

We booked directly through Kiambethu Tea Farm's website and arranged for our own transportation to get there, which worked well for us.

We were warmly greeted by the owner, shown the beautiful tea fields, learned about the farm and tea trade, had a lovely afternoon tea and lunch, and explored the beautiful grounds.

Tip: The tea farm is at a fairly high elevation, so if you are sensitive to altitude, consider taking some medication along.
Written 1 October 2022
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Saratu
Panjim, India31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Solo
The tea farm such a spectacular view! It's breathtaking. The host tea and full buffets amazing! Worth the visit if you find yourself in Nairobi.
Plus you can get tea from the factory at the farm or stopped by the fresh tea factory and pick some pure Kenyan Tea. Thank me later.
Written 31 March 2022
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Janis C
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Our visit to Fiona and her team at Kiambethu Farm was a wonderful once in a lifetime experience. Fiona's knowledge of the history of tea in this part of Kenya and the role her family has played is extraordinary. This is not just a tea tasting, it's a great walk in the indigenous forest with Julius who explained the medical and other properties available in so many local trees, walking through their sustainable veggie garden and dairy was very special. Followed by a delicious four course lunch on the lawn.
This day out transported you back a few decades to how life in Kenya was at the start of the tea trade and heyday.
Thank you to Fiona and all of her staff for a great day
Written 24 July 2021
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V K
Austin, TX6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
Our day trip to this farm was deligtful! We enjoyed the beautiful drive up here from Nairobi, the scenic landscape with the tea plantation and the lovely flower garden. We saw so many birds and our 7 year old got to feed the monkeys which was so fun.
The tea and the lunch they serve is delicious, simple but so good!
If you have the time, then I recommend a trip to this farm.
Written 1 July 2021
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Kate H
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Couples
I can’t say enough good things about Kiambethu Tea Farm. Fiona and the other staff went above and beyond to make our visit great. We stopped by on a long layover in Nairobi. My husband loves tea so I thought it would be a great way to spend the day. It outshined my expectations! The farm looks like the set of the great British Bake Off. There are stunning flowers and colorful birds everywhere. Everything is green. Fiona helped recommend a driver, stored our luggage, and served us coffee as we arrived a bit early. Favorite part of the meal was ratatouille. Staff rushed to make sure we got our meal in time before having to go back to the airport. We spotted the colobus monkeys and a mongoose on the tour. Lovely way to spend a day outside of the hustle and bustle of Nairobi.
Written 14 March 2021
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Rihane
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Solo
Such a beautiful time-travel experience through the history of this farm and its owners! The place itself and its surroundings are gorgeous, staff is incredibly kind and caring, the tour itself was interesting, and the food was absolutely amazing!

Could actually come back just to enjoy the beauty and serenity of that place and get another of these lunches!

Being able to see Columbus monkeys from such close distance is also a huge bonus (some attractions featuring them in nearby country carry a hefty price tag)
Written 8 January 2021
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