Hello - can anyone help me with information on Githima - Rgd's Gary (London)
We are coffee roasters in England and we have just obtained a coffee from Githima. I trying to get information in this place and it's coffee plantations: what is Githima like? what are the plantations like who farms them who own them does anyone have any pictures thay can send me I thinking of making a trip within the next few months to visit Githima, Gethumbwini and YirgaCheff. Rgd's Gary
Area: Nairobi Area
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thanks and welcome to kenya
Githima is located in Nyeri district in Kenya, there are a lot of coffee plantations in the area and several people owns the farms. the word Githima is derived from the name dam (Githima which is the name of a dam in mother tongue) meaning that the place had many dams .
Leave the madness of the concrete jungle - Nairobi city- and drive to the largest picnic site in Kenya 54 Acres). This is the home of the 2.5 million years old stone age caves, trees thought to be hundred of years old while the river reeds have stories to tell. We have nature trails, which lead to silver cutwater fall (about 82 different species have been recorded) Tour of the 600 acres of coffee, horse riding, riding the ship of the desert camel. Also fishing for black bass and tilapia land also boat riding.
Package Includes :-
-Transport inclusive of fuel.
-Service of an English speaking driver guide.
-Park Fees/ Permits where applicable.
-Accommodation based on full board.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for any additional information or assistance that you may require. Individual and discounted group rates also available on request. i would request you to have a travel in the place and see how things go there and the plantations of coffee
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I come from near Githima so I can say that the first two answers are very correct and informing.From the area I come from we also do coffee farming so I will be glad to take you round our coffee plantation and Githima as well so that you can compare.A day is enough to travel to and from these coffee plantations including visiting the near by coffee factories.I have coffee plantation photos which I would like to attach for you.Please get back to me through my private email so that I can give you more details .
It lies along the forest reserve zone and is rich in Coffee, tea, horticulture and dairy farming. It’s residents are small holder farmers. Its temperature is cold and wet through out the year and is classified as upper highlands of Kenya.
Google Kenya National Farmers Producers (KENFAP) for more info.