Glimpse into the ‘living history’ of Kenya’s tea industry when you visit Kiambethu Tea Farm. Begin the tour with tea inside a colonial mansion where you can learn about the process of making tea. Next, follow a local historian through an indigenous forest while he explains the important role of plants in traditional Kikuyu culture. To conclude this charming visit, enjoy a three-course meal on a beautiful lawn overlooking the Ngong Hills.
Gatamaiyu Forest is situated about an hour away from Brackenhurst. It is one of the last ancient indigenous forests in Central Kenya. Elephants, leopards, and other rare wildlife still roam the area, and there are several breathtaking waterfalls hidden in the depths of the forest. The hike is about three hours long and is moderately difficult during the rainy season.
Lake Naivasha and Crescent Island
The scenic drive between Brackenhurst and Lake Naivasha follows the Great Rift Valley Escarpment with stunning views of the landscape. Stop at a beautiful Catholic church built by Italian prisoners of war during World War II. Upon arrival at Lake Naivasha, tour the lake by boat on the way to Crescent Island, a filming location for the famous movie Out of Africa. Hike around the island on foot and encounter giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, and gazelles.
Tour an extensive farm and private art gallery that exhibits the work of Kenyan artists. Harvest your own vegetables and enjoy a fresh, homemade lunch that is suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Mlango Farm usually has an artist in residence and offers workshops in addition to the farm tour. This is a very child-friendly attraction!
Visits by appointment only.
Brown’s Cheese has won international awards for its array of specialty dairy products. Savour an exclusive cheese tasting or participate in a tour of the company’s sustainable farm. Walk through a biodynamic vegetable garden, milk a cow, and make mozzarella under the supervision of cheese-making experts. Feast on a three-course meal made from homegrown ingredients, including delicious ice cream. Brown’s Cheese also offers wine and cheese pairings and spa treatments using plant-based ingredients sourced from the farm.
There are several farms in the area that offer horse rides through Tigoni’s renowned tea fields. Brackenhurst can help arrange horse riding sessions for small groups. Experience the beautiful scenery from the back of a horse!
Brackenhurst hosts seasonal festivals each year. Vendors sell artisan products ranging from jewelry to gourmet food. There are fun activities for children and adults alike, such as aerial yoga in the forest or hayrides on tractors. Local musicians create an atmosphere of celebration as people from diverse communities come together to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors.
Limuru Country Club Golf Course
Play a relaxing game of golf on an eighteen-hole course located just one kilometre from Brackenhurst. Afterwards, sit by a rustic fireplace or on a gorgeous veranda and have a drink of your choice.
Music on the Lawn
Local musicians perform on the lawn outside of Muna Tree Café on selected Sunday afternoons during the months of January, February, and March. Come enjoy live music and good food. We select music that contributes to our peaceful atmosphere.
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