Mboi Farmhouse Homestay

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Mboi Farmhouse Homestay Nyeri

Mboi Farmhouse Homestay is located high up in the Aberdare ranges in Central Kenya only a few minutes’ drive to the world famous Aberdares National Park.

The Farmhouse Homestay is located 10 km from Nyeri town, in Central Kenya. From Nairobi, one drives for two and a half hours to Nyeri town and then takes the Tetu road. 

You can enjoy refreshing experiences such as river fishing, game drives into the Aberdare National Park, tea and coffee picking, farming using local implements, village tours to community projects, local dish cooking lessons, playing football with village kids, and many more experiences.

Mboi Farmhouse Homestay is a spacious three bed-roomed farm house elegantly designed with a wooden waxed floor, a large kitchen, a laundry area and a veranda where guests can relax and take in the cool mountain ambiance. The farm house can handle a maximum of nine guests and provides high standard services, amenities, and comfort.

The house takes a capacity of 9 Guests at any one time. The farm house is set in a beautiful valley with a stream next to it and a fall where guests can enjoy their meals.

Mboi Farmhouse Homestay also organizes volunteer work, village tours, mountain climbing, treking, camping, and birding tours on request. You will sample attractions that make Kenya a premier travel destination at a more involving level and also enjoy some of the hidden treasures that mainstream tourists don’t come across.

Mboi Farmhouse Homestay allows you to enjoy a truly “authentic” travel experience off the beaten trails, allowing you to mingle with locals on an equal footing, to share their stories and sample their cuisine, make friends and take home beautiful memories.

Mboi Farmhouse Homestay Accommodation Prices

2021 Residents and Non-Residents Accommodation Rates Per Night Include:

3 Meals (Kikuyu Traditional Options) + Traditional Honey Brewed Wine + Afternoon Kenyan Tea/ Coffee & one 500 ml mineral water bottle per person

Activities Available at Mboi
Farmhouse Homestay

Non-Residents
Rates

Residents
Rates

Citizens
Rates

Standard Single Room (1 Guest)

70 US Dollars

5,000  Kenya Shillings

2,500 Kenya Shillings
Standard Double Room  85 US Dollars  6,000 Kenya Shillings

3,500  Kenya Shillings

En-suite Single Room

 90 US Dollars 6,000 Kenya Shillings

 3,500 Kenya Shillings

En-suite Double Room

100 US Dollars  7,000 Kenya Shillings

 4,500 Kenya Shillings

Exclusive use of house
(Including kitchen)

 280 US Dollars  20,000 Kenya Shillings

15,000 Kenya Shillings

Camping

 10 US Dollars

700 Kenya Shillings

 600 Kenya Shillings

Notes
* Children 5 years and below are free of charged
Room rates include; Breakfast, morning & afternoon tea or coffee, two 500ml mineral water bottles pp
Note : Mboi farm has three rooms, one ensuite and two standard rooms. All 3 rooms are doubles. The kitchen is fully equipped with a fridge and cooker and can be used on self catering basis

Activities Available at Mboi Farmhouse Homestay

Activities Available at Mboi Farmhouse Homestay

Non-Residents Rates

Residents Rates

Tour to Community fish farms – Primary school

50 US Dollars

3,000 Kenya Shillings

Tour to Community fish farms – Zaina falls

40 US Dollars

3,000 Kenya Shillings

Tea/coffee factory Visit(Arranged with minimum 2-day notice)

50 US Dollars

3,500 Kenya Shillings

Visit villagers to understand human wildlife conflict – Tour on human/wildlife conflict

40 US Dollars

3,000 Kenya Shillings

Local cuisine cooking lessons

20 US Dollars

1,000 Kenya Shillings

Hair braiding in African styles for ladies

20 US Dollars

1,000 Kenya Shillings

Coffee and tea picking, milking

40 US Dollars

3,000 Kenya Shillings

Notes
Excludes – Transport, extra drinks, souvenirs
* Lunch 15 US Dollars for Non-Residents & 700 Kenya Shillings for Residents
* Breakfast 10 US Dollars for Non-Residents & 500 Kenya Shillings for Residents
* Dinner 20 US Dollars for Non-Residents & 1,000 Kenya Shillings for Residents
Includes – Morning/afternoon tea or coffee with traditional snacks, lunch (local dish), tea and coffee picking, milking and other farm activities, tree planting

Mboi Farmhouse Homestay Rooms, food and facilities
* The elegant farm house has one en-suite room with a bathtub and shower
* There are also two other standard rooms which both share a bathroom and toilet
* The home has a large kitchen which is open for guests’ use, a large living room and dining facilities
* Guests can enjoy meals next to a water fall located on the farm while watching the region’s exotic bird life


Mboi Farmhouse Homestay Activities
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Coffee and tea picking
* Local dish cooking lessons
* Park and conservancy visits
* Visit to community fish farms
* Visit to Zaina falls and river fishing
* Hair braiding in African styles for ladies
* Visit to local school and football with village kids
* Visit villagers to understand human wildlife conflicts
* Volunteering in community forest conservation activities
* Visit to local tea/ coffee factory (With a two day notice)


Mboi Farmhouse Homestay Itinerary
Guests arrive at the farm in the morning and are welcomed with traditional snacks and tea by the host Kagondu and his wife Rosemary. After the snack guests move to the coffee farm where Kagondu will take them through how it is grown, picked, and graded. Later on they will see how some of it is roasted and ground for use in the farm.

From the coffee farm we take a village path and visit some of Kagondu’s neighbors where we learn more about village life. Then we end up in the tea farm where we put on the ‘Kigara’ (picking basket) and start picking tea.

If we make it in time for milking, guests can try their hand at milking one of Mboi farm’s dairy cows. After this we head to the traditional homestead where guests see and experience various aspects of Kikuyu culture. From here the ladies can head to the kitchen where Rosemary will teach them how to make some local delicacies such as Mukimo, Chapati and Ugali while preparing lunch together.

The men sit on three legged stools with village elders under the Sausage tree (Muratina tree) which is used to prepare traditional honey brewed wine. They get to sample the brew which was only taken by old men in Kikuyu culture as the elders tell them more about culture and history of the Kikuyu.

After a lunch spiced with traditional niceties, we then drive to the community owned fish farms, and later to the local primary school where we can stretch some muscles and break a sweat with an exciting football or volleyball game with the kids. Guests can then end the tour by planting a tree, leaving a positive footprint in the village.

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