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Kiambethu Tea Farm Tour

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Daily departure from Nairobi - Full Day Tour (09:00 hrs - 17:30 hrs) A visit to the farm makes a memorable half-day excursion, including a superb lunchtime buffet, visit insight into the growing and making of . .
Country: Kenya
City: Nairobi
Duration: 8 Hour(s) - 0 Minute(s)
Tour Category: Full Day Tours
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Daily departure from Nairobi - Full Day Tour (09:00 hrs - 17:30 hrs)

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 into 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 colourful 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 the 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.
Departure & Return Point -Your city hotel In Nairobi
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour.

Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local driver guide who will pick you up for the tour.
Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up.
Departure Time: Morning - 09:00 hrs
The tour starts by picking you from your Nairobi Hotel/Accommodation. Arrive Kiambethu Tea Estate 11.00 am, the main house. Marcus and Fiona welcome you with some homemade biscuits and tea, before you get the history of the farm and how tea is processed. The gardens around the home are lovely and well worth a stroll, especially to catch glimpses of the resident Columbus 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 5:30 pm.

Note: Times are subject to change due to local traffic and weather conditions.

Rate Includes
* Price is based on per person and minimum 2 people required
* All entry fees, service charge and taxes
* Pickup from your hotel in Nairobi and drop-off to your hotel
* Visit Kiambethu Tea Farm for a local history lecture on tea plantations.
* Discover how tea evolved into one of Kenya's largest export crops
* Lunch and afternoon tea at Kiambethu Estate
* Walk through an old forest known for its wildlife, especially its population of Columbus monkeys
* Learn about settler history and culture in Kenya
* Professional English speaking guides.
* All vehicle expenses and driver's allowance.

Rates do Not Include
* Tips or gratuity to your driver guide
* Minimum of two persons required
* International airfares and airport taxes
* Visas, meals and drinks, any other sightseeing not included in the package
* Travelers insurance; laundry & communication charges
* Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport), optional activities

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