If you are looking for a fresh farm produce dining experience, there are several farms in Kenya where tourists can enjoy beautiful scenery and delicious food made from fresh farm produce. Here are some of them:
- Browns Cheese Farm
As the name suggests, Browns is a place to enjoy fresh homemade cheese straight from the farm. There aren’t too many cheese farms in Kenya. Learn how the cheese is made, tour the grounds, sit down to lunch and of course sample the cheeses on the farm. They are at brownscheese.com.
- Kiambethu Tea Farm
At Kiambethu, visitors enjoy the crisp fresh air and the endless green rows of tea. Fresh tea and coffee brewed at the farm is served and guests are taken through the entire process of producing tea leaves. It is a refreshing experience. The lawns and gardens are great and best of all – you get to enjoy high grade tea. Most of the high grade tea is exported to other countries, so if you want to enjoy it while in Kenya this is your chance. Of course there is an indigenous forest within and a three course lunch to go with the tea. Kiambethu Tea Farm is in Limuru, near Nairobi.
- Kipepeo Butterfly Project
This unique farm produces butterflies for export. The farm does not just make money – it makes a great contribution towards preserving the local flora and fauna. The products available include local honey, locally made silk and of course butterfly and moth pupae. If you are into that kind of thing, that is. Kipepeo farm is located at the Coast near the famous Watamu beach. Still in Watamu, there is the Mida butterfly farm which follows the same concept.
- The Crocodile Farm and Snake Park, Malindi
The crocodile farm offers visitors a unique opportunity to observe crocodiles at close range. Feed the crocodiles – and watch them feed. There are of course, plenty of other reptiles at the Crocodile farm: snakes, turtles, and other slithering creatures.
- Ostrich Farm
The Maasai Ostrich farm in Kitengela just close to Nairobi offers a unique opportunity to actually ride an ostrich. Besides enjoying the speed of an ostrich, you can enjoy the taste of an ostrich by taking lunch at the Ostrich farm.
- Ole Pejeta Conservancy
The Ole Pejeta Conservancy is a wildlife conservancy that offers the usual game drives in the wide open savannas of Kenya. But Ole Pejeta is more than that. Ole Pejeta produces high grade, grass fed boran beef from the pastures available at the large ranch. More than 2,000 boran breeding cows graze on the expansive ranch. The conservancy contains a breeding centre.
- Morendat Farm, Naivasha
Morendat hosts a beef farm and a vineyard. Besides the beef and wine, the farm offers table grapes for eating by guests. At Morendat, guests can tour the farm and also enjoy the meals and accommodation.
- Kericho Tea Hotels
Endless lush green teascapes extend to the horizons as you approach Kericho, the main tea growing area in Kenya. Visit Kericho to drive through the beautiful tea plantations and dine at the Tea Hotel.
- Voo Tortoise Farm
The tortoise farm is a rare sanctuary for the Pancake tortoise – a rare and endangered species of tortoise. The area was identified by the Kenya Wildlife Service as favorable for the tortoise. Farmer Peter Maundu offers sanctuary to tortoises on his 5 acre farm.