Traditionally Kenya has been an agricultural country with tea and coffee plantations forming its major cash crops. These plantations are not only a symbol of Kenya’s colonial past but are also a landmark of its vibrant economy. With Kenya Plantation Tours, travel through one of the most remarkable turning points in the history of Kenya. From the coffee plantations in Kiambu and Murang’a districts of Central Province in Kenya, to the tea plantations in the Kericho district of Rift Valley Province in Kenya; Kenya Plantation Tours takes you through the most scenic locales and breathtaking settings in the heart of a land primarily known for its safari tours.
The romance and the beauty history of these tea and coffee plantations with the huge mansions turned into heritage hotels can be best enjoyed with Kenya Plantations Tours, offered by Tour to Kenya National Parks. Available under Tour to Kenya Plantation packages, the tour itineraries are flexible and can be customized according to your interests. If adventure and game viewing gets you on a high and great mood, we can arrange for you a 3 or 4 days safari to Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru or the great lakes of the rift valley of Kenya. And if you rather thrive amidst urban beats or beach holiday, Nairobi, Mombasa, Diani beach, Malindi or Lamu make for ideal getaways too.Book Now Ask a Question
You will be met by our tour guide from your Nairobi hotel/ residence where you will depart for your coffee tour. You will tour the farm and see how coffee is planted from the seed bed. You will discuss with the management what it takes to grow coffee, See the fumigation process in action, both manual and mechanical and later witness the picking (depends on the season) process of coffee from the farms and also see the cleaning, grading and packing processes.
Program for the Coffee Day Tour:
You will be Picked up from your hotel or residence in Nairobi at 0900 Hours and depart for the coffee tour by road. The farm is approximately50 kilometers from Nairobi, and it is a 1000-Acre Piece of Private Land. The farm is well managed.
On arrival at the farm, you will be meet by the farm manager who will give you a brief introduction about the farm. After the introduction the coffee farm manager will take you for a walk to the farm giving you information on the coffee farming and you will have a chance to see the coffee berries (depends on the season) from the farm and how they are picked when their ready for the factory.
You will see how the coffee berries are soughted out, dried and then packed for processing.
After this, you will leave the farm and our driver will take you to one of the nearest coffee shops and get a taste of African coffee accompanied by some snacks. You can choose to carry some home. Later on you will be transferred back to your residence or hotel of choice.
The Kiambethu tea farm is about an hours drive away from the hustle and bustle from Nairobi and as such makes a welcome day trip from the capital for adults and children!
Situated twenty miles from Nairobi, Kiambethu has been the family home of one of the earliest tea growers in Kenya. The farm dates back to 1910 and the present house, set amidst colourful gardens, has been home to four generations. Tea Farm Cottages are situated at 7200 feet in a truly magnificent garden with views of the spectacular Mount Kilimanjaro and the Ngong hills. Kiambethu is a farmhouse to four generations of the first family to plant and make tea in Kenya.
Program for the Tea Tour:
(Tour departs Nairobi at 10.00am).Tours start off at 11:00 am from the main house. Marcus and Fiona welcome you with some home made biscuits (yum!) and of course tea, before regaling tales of the farm and the tea making process
The gardens around the home are lovely and well worth a stroll, especially to catch glimpses of the resident colobus monkeys! Also included in the tour is a walk through the indigenous forest that is still preserved (most was cleared for the tea farms) with the resident Kenyan guide.
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! The veggie options they had made was fantastic. Lunch is a 3 course affair with complementary beverages – wine, beers, sherry, soft drinks and of course teas and coffee!
Most recommended tour and sightseeing Kiambethu Tea Farm Tour of Nairobi Kenya where you walk,see birds,see tea farming and tea process making,have lunch freshly cooked and a great get away from Nairobi for only 30mins – book this Limuru and Kiambethu Tour