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Near Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, is Kiambethu Tea Farm at Limuru. 

Situated at 7,200 feet above sea level, A.B. McDonell bought and farmed Kiambethu in 1910. He was a pioneer in the tea industry, being one of the first to make and sell tea commercially in Kenya. Tea is now one of Kenya’s largest exports. 

Five generations have lived on the farm and it is currently run by his granddaughter Fiona Vernon. The farm house is set within beautiful gardens surrounded by acres of tea plants and an indigenous forest – where the native Colobus monkey lives.












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