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 farm house is set within beautiful gardens surrounded by acres of tea and indigenous forest – home to the Colobus monkey and plenty of other wildlife. Come and enjoy a lunch time tour of the farm
Depart Nairobi at 10:00 am and arrive at 11:00 am
Have a briefing, over a cup of tea or coffee (the history of the farm and process of making tea is explained. You will have an opportunity to see tea in the field)
Take a walk in the indigenous forest with the 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 the three course buffet lunch from the set menu prepared with vegetables from the garden and desserts topped with cream from the herd of Channel Island cows.
Depart for Nairobi at 4:30pm drop off Nairobi approx. 5:30pm
Included in the Expedition
A Farm guide
Driver guide and vehicle for the duration of the Expedition
Lunch as indicated
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