I’ve written about Kapsimotwa gardens before a secluded site located in the picturesque Nandi Hills, a highland area of lush green rolling hills at the edge of the Great Rift Valley. So there really isn’t much that I’ll add this time. Enjoy the pictures.
The lake forms a focal point for the gardens, it is the first thing that captures your attention
The gardens are very large, I walked around for almost an hour and I still wasn’t able to cover all the areas in the garden.
The garden is well manicured and the dedicated staff tend to it daily.
We visited in the morning and it was freezing, I’d worn canvas shoes and I had to hang them out to dry once I was done walking, since they were wet from the dew.
This beautiful flower is actually a member the poisonous species, Zantedeschia.
Once I was done touring the garden I decided to take a walk to the farm house. On my way I came across the expansive tea estates. The economy of Nandi Hills relies mainly on surrounding tea estates. Many people work on tea farms as pluckers, managers, field maintenance, factory service works, official duties and business.
I was met by the house keeper who after a brief exchanging, let me walk about the house taking pictures.
The master bedroom
The Kitchen. The house is old and well maintained but looks like it needs some upgrading.
The rooms are available for rent, it costs around Kshs 3,000 ($30) per night per room. I was not able to get much more info, the house keeper didn’t give me much information and there was nobody else I could speak to.
The backyard from where you can view the picturesque Nandi Hills.
If you are ever in Nandi Hills, Kapsimotwa Gardens is definitely worth a visit.
How to get to Kapsimotwa gardens.
Head to Nandi Hills town which is approximately 60 km from Eldoret. Once in Nandi Hills head to the tea plantations up on the dirt road. Kapsimotwa farm is located at the very top of the hill.
Charges to get into the garden are ksh 500 ($5) per vehicle
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