Rachel, Jamie and I (Shannon) had the opportunity to visit Nairobi, Kenya this past weekend. We enjoyed seeing the city, which although only an hour’s flight from Entebbe, is like a whole other world. The city is quite established and a lot busier than Kampala, yet very organized and clean!!
Our highlight was definitely a day trip we took to the Kiambethu Tea Farm. A British couple, Fiona and Marcus Vernon, operate the tea farm that has been in Fiona’s family since 1910. Beautiful gardens, acres of tea and an indigenous forest surround their home.
We thoroughly enjoyed hearing Fiona talk about the history of the farm -- her mother, herself and her own children were all raised here, as well the process of making tea, which was amazing!! After touring the estate we finished our afternoon with a delicious meal.
Colobus monkey's, the little kids on the tour had fun feeding them bananas!
Fiona, describing the process of making tea inside their beautiful home.