It is a small heaven for tea drinkers. A large white art decor-style house set in acres of lush garden that run down to the fields of Kiambethu Farm.
Just an hour’s drive from the heart of Nairobi city is a historic farm. Mc Donell bought the land in 1910 and it has been passed to 5 generations down. History states that Mc Donell was among the first people to grow tea in Kenya. He was the also first to market and sell the tea commercially. Now, one of the biggest Kenya tea exporters.
Fiona the host has the best welcoming treat put together for her guests . Enjoy a welcoming tea with your host accompanied by an informative talk about how the tea. She gives you an oral process of the tea from the farm to the cap. A narration of the interesting history of their family in the farm is also something you cannot afford to miss. After which, have a tour at the fields and the neighboring indigenous forest, spotting the resident troop of Colobas monkeys and the beautiful rare bird species attracted by the nectar of the numerous different flowers grown all over the garden.
Visitors have a 4 course farm style lunch outside on the lawn on a picnic table. Enjoy home made bread, food from the garden to the plate and their delicious homemade ice-cream
A day at Kiembethu will not just leave you informed but inspired and rejuvenated from the nature walks or the natural environment.