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Private Day Trip to Kiambethu Tea Farm in Limuru from Nairobi provided by Perfect Wilderness Tours and Safaris

Private Day Trip to Kiambethu Tea Farm in Limuru from Nairobi

Private Day Trip to Kiambethu Tea Farm in Limuru from Nairobi
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Just a short drive from the heart of Nairobi, this 6 hour private tour takes you to Kiambethu Farm at Limuru, which 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, which now you will have a chance to taste. Five generations have lived on the farm and it is currently run by his granddaughter Fiona Vernon.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Begin your tour with pickup from your central Nairobi hotel in time for a morning departure. Traveling in the comfort of a private vehicle, set out on the drive to Limuru, situated at 7,200 feet (2,195 meters) above sea level. On arrival at the Kiambethu Tea Farm, follow your guide on a walking tour of the plantation. Hear the history of the farm, which was set up by AB McDonell in 1910 and is still run by the same family, then learn more about the growing, picking, and processing of the tea leaves. As you explore the farm, keep a look out for exotic birds and Colobus monkeys. Back at the farmhouse, take a seat on the verandah, looking out over the tea fields and the distant Ngong Hills, and sample the freshly brewed tea for yourself. Finally, tuck into a delicious 3-course buffet lunch, all made with produce fresh from the farm. On return to Nairobi, your tour ends with afternoon drop-off at your hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Begin your tour with pickup from your central Nairobi hotel in time for a morning departure. Traveling in the comfort of a private vehicle, set out on the drive to Limuru, situated at 7,200 feet (2,195 meters) above sea level. On arrival at the Kiambethu Tea Farm, follow your guide on a walking tour of the plantation. Hear the history of the farm, which was set up by AB McDonell in 1910 and is still run by the same family, then learn more about the growing, picking, and processing of the tea leaves. As you explore the farm, keep a look out for exotic birds and Colobus monkeys. Back at the farmhouse, take a seat on the verandah, looking out over the tea fields and the distant Ngong Hills, and sample the freshly brewed tea for yourself. Finally, tuck into a delicious 3-course buffet lunch, all made with produce fresh from the farm. On return to Nairobi, your tour ends with afternoon drop-off at your hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 15254P28
Call +27 21 426 8204
Important information
Inclusions
  • Pickup and drop off to your hotel or residence within Nairobi CBD.
  • Lunch
  • Drinks at the farm
  • Bottled water
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Entry/Admission - Kiambethu Farm
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from outside city center or airport(additional fee 20 USD)
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Any hotel and Residents within Nairobi Apartments Villas Note: airport pick up will be charged an extra USD 20 (pay on arrival)
  • Airports:
  • Wilson Airport, Nairobi Kenya
  • Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport, Nairobi Kenya
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Pickup and drop off to your hotel or residence within Nairobi CBD.
  • Lunch
  • Drinks at the farm
  • Bottled water
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Entry/Admission - Kiambethu Farm
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from outside city center or airport(additional fee 20 USD)
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Any hotel and Residents within Nairobi Apartments Villas Note: airport pick up will be charged an extra USD 20 (pay on arrival)
  • Airports:
  • Wilson Airport, Nairobi Kenya
  • Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport, Nairobi Kenya
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Kiambethu Farm
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    Pickup at your hotel or residence within Nairobi CBD at 9:45am and start the drive to Limuru arriving 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 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. 
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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yogimba
Johns Creek, GA63 contributions
Exceedingly great tour
My family and I booked the tour on our last day in Kenya, the owner was very knowledgeable. The tea was so good we had to buy some to bring home. The tea and cookies were so good and all homemade. Then came a 3 course lunch that was so amazing, everything was homemade and absolutely delicious. I highly recommend this tour. We purchased our tickets directly from the farm’s website and used our private driver.
Written 1 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Perfect Wildern... T
Thank you for taking time to write us this wonderful review. We are delighted to read that you had an amazing tour to Kiambethu Tea Farm. This is one of the exceptional gate away plans from the busy city. After a walk in the plantations as you enjoy spectacular views of seemingly endless tea fields. Fiona who is normally the guide at the tea farm, is very knowledgeable and hospitable. It can't be complete without the 3 course lunch and the home made cookies this is a must taste for every guest. We welcome you to travel with us again in future as we explore other destinations.
Written 3 March 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Hoshi1
London Ontario Canada140 contributions
Interesting and knowledgeable tour of the tea farm
Mar 2020
We booked a tour of the Limuru Kiambethu Tea Farm through Perfect Wilderness Safaris & Day Tours. It was a great day. Fiona, the owner explained the history of the farm that has been in her family for 5 generations. She showed us the old tea bush that was originally grown to make tea. She explained the total process by taking us out to the field to show us how the tea leaves are picked, and the bushes are maintained. She expained the supply chain from the field planting to the finished product at the auction house. Went back to the house and with our cup of tea, gathered in her living room where she showed us samples of tea at the various proceses. She answered all our questions about the tea thoroughly. The tour included a delicious home made buffet lunceon on the grounds under individual umbrella tables. We highly recommend this tour 4 hour tea adventure.

We were picked up on time by our driver George from Wildeness Tours. He was excellent. George was informative and told us many intersting facts on the areas that we passed through. He was very friendly, personable and safe driver. In fact he was the same interesting driver that picked us up at the airport a couple of days earlier. We felt very comfortable with him, and hope to experience more tours with him as the driver.
Written 8 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Hoshi1, Thank you for taking time to write us this wonderful review. We are delighted to read that you had an amazing tour to Kiambethu Tea Farm. This is one of the exceptional gate away plans from the busy city. The tea farm is one of the finest brew plantations. After a walk in the plantations is lunch and afternoon tea as you enjoy spectacular views of seemingly endless tea fields. Fiona who is normally the guide at the tea farm, is very knowledgeable and hospitable. We are happy to read that George, your driver guide was an excellent guide, knowledgeable and works hard to make a tour interesting for our clients. We welcome you to travel with us again in future as we explore other destinations.
Written 9 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jdentonschneider
2 contributions
Great way to learn about tea in Kenya - and eat great food!
Jan 2020
I really enjoyed this tour of the Kiambethu Tea Farm. The owner led the tour of the grounds and she was a guide. We also got to tour the surrounding forest and learn about the indigenous plants. My favorite part was definitely the tea and food, though! Both come from the farm and they are delicious. Also, the driver who picked me up from the hotel (Albert) was really nice and it was fun talking with him during the hour-long trip each way. He was also very knowledgeable about the city.
Written 27 January 2020
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Perfect Wildern... T
Hello, Thank you for taking time to write us a review. We are delighted to read that you had an amazing tour with us and Fiona your guide, Albert your driver did an excellent job. This tour leads you to a place of tranquility and is a perfect place to get away from the busy city. We would like to have you again in future as we explore other destinations.
Written 28 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Aj F
1 contribution
Great location and guide, excellent driver!
Dec 2019 • Solo
I had a great time visiting the farm and leaning about the history and tea products. The lunch was amazing as well. I had a great time with Santa the driver, who also was helpful when I asked general questions about Nairobi. Would definitely recommend this experience to others.
Written 12 December 2019
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Perfect Wildern... T
Hello, Thank you for your sentiments. We are delighted to read that you had a great experience at Kiambethu Tea Farm and you recommend this to our tripadvisor readers. This forms one of the unmissable tours as it lends you the opportunity to spend your day away from the busy city in a place of tranquility. We welcome you to travel with us again in future as we explore other destinations.
Written 16 December 2019
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lillyofthevalley2015
Toulouse, France8 contributions
wonderful 6 hour trip to escape from cloudy Nairobi
Nov 2019
My driver Fred was very kind and helpful, we had a nice talk during the one hour drive to get there. The place is very quiet and charming, and the locally grown food is quite fresh and tasty. Beautiful lanscape, interesting inputs about tea farming and natural medecines one can find in the forest nearby.
Written 30 November 2019
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Perfect Wildern... T
Hello, Thank you for taking time to write us a review and the bubble rating. We are delighted to read that you had an amazing tour with us. Kimabethu Teas Farm is truly breathtaking- a place of tranquility, good climate and stunning picturesque landscape of the green valleys. This forms one best getaways to places tranquility. We would like to have you in future to explore other destinations!
Written 2 December 2019
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coastgirl2015
Pismo Beach, CA5 contributions
Beautiful area
Nov 2019
Our driver was Albert. Good conversation on the way to the farm. The tea farm is breathtaking. Enjoyed all parts of the day. I love tea but they even accommodate non tea drinkers. Fiona, the owner, is a very welcoming host. Julius gave an awesome tour of the forest. The Buffett lunch was wonderful with great staff to meet your needs.
Written 20 November 2019
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Perfect Wildern... T
Hello, Thank you for taking time to write us this wonderful review. We are glad to read that you had an amazing tour with us. This tour takes you to a place of tranquility, in a farm house that is set within beautiful gardens surrounded by tea and indigenous forest. This is a perfect getaway from the busy city. We welcome you to travel with us again in future! Asante
Written 22 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lisa Y
Lynnwood, WA7 contributions
Tea farm extraordinaire
As a single female traveling in Nairobi I look for fun, safe and educational experiences. This tour met those requirements and more. Paul my guide picked me up at my hotel and provided engaging conversation on the way to the tea farm. He made me feel comfortable and safe and if you can request, ask for him. Fiona, the tea farm owner takes over upon arrival, and makes everyone feel welcome. We toured the farm, forest and learned about plants and their uses. The lunch was delicious and plentiful. Paul drove me back to my hotel and I had an awesome day!
Written 12 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Perfect Wildern... T
Hello, Thank you for taking time to write us this wonderful review. We are glad to read that you had an amazing tour with us. This tour takes you to a place of tranquility, in a farm house that is set within beautiful gardens surrounded by tea and indigenous forest. This is a perfect getaway from the busy city. We welcome you to travel with us again in future! Asante
Written 14 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Roving1068
22 contributions
Great day trip out of Nairobi with Southern Cross
Jul 2019
We enjoyed our Private Day Trip to Kiambethu Tea Farm in Limuru. The tour and information were very interesting and it was great to be able to taste and see the differences in teas. Lunch was fabulous, a 4 course meal including beverages. The drive to Limuru from Nairobi is also interesting. We had an enjoyable day and would recommend it.
Written 4 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello, Thank you for taking time to write us this wonderful review. We are glad to read that you had an amazing tour with us. This tour takes you to a place of tranquility, in a farm house that is set within beautiful gardens surrounded by tea and indigenous forest. This is a perfect getaway from the busy city. We welcome you to travel with us again in future!
Written 5 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Flyaway1987AAM
Houston, TX19 contributions
Wonderful Tour
Apr 2019 • Couples
We had such a great time on our trip to the Kiambethu Tea Farm. Visiting the farm and having lunch there was such a peaceful experience. Dennis was our driver and he was so full of knowledge about Nairobi and Kenya. We enjoyed our conversations on the drive to and from the farm and it made the trip seem to go by so fast. He was really great and help make our trip so enjoyable.
Written 8 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello, Great to hear that you enjoyed your tour to Kiambethu Tea Farm.Indeed this tour is a delightful escape to the very unique, very tranquil world of the outskirts of Nairobi, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. We are happy that you found our driver guide Dennis to be exemplary and he played an excellent role in creating a memorable experience. We look forward to welcoming you on a another tour in future.
Written 12 April 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

DAC Tours &Travel LTD
Nairobi, Kenya103 contributions
Amazing
Jan 2019
The area is beautiful and rewarding to visit. The high altitude and views are breathtaking. Plus it close to Nairobi.
Written 14 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Thank you so much for the kind words and feedback, We take great pride in only selecting qualified sites where our visitor can have a wonderful experience.
Written 24 April 2019
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