Lemon Valley Farm: Your Holiday Escape On A Budget!

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Happy Holidays my friends! :D I am delighted to share this beautiful gem that is Lemon Valley Farm with you!

Are you hoping for a heavenly retreat, but you are on a tight budget? Well, Lemon Valley Farm is the perfect place for you this holiday season!


About a month ago, I was deeply craving a getaway from the hustle and bustle of Nairobi life, to rejuvenate and recharge…

And right on time, I got an invite to visit Lemon Valley Farm that felt heaven-sent! I packed my bags, and got on my merry way! :)


How to Get to Lemon Valley Farm

Lemon Valley Farm is located in Elementaita, about 2 hours, 30 minutes from Nairobi.

If going by public means, take a Molo Line/Prestige Shuttle to Nakuru, at the Odeon Stage in the CBD. Alert the driver in advance that you’ll alight at Soysambu.

If you are driving, get on the Nairobi- Nakuru Highway and drive past Naivasha to Soysambu. Look out for a sign labelled ‘Serena Elementaita’ on your right.  From that point call the folks at Lemon Valley for further directions.

>> Normally, it costs between Kes. 400 to Kes. 600, though the fares may vary due to the escalating holiday season.


Of Heavenly Retreats: Enter Lemon Valley Farm

Tucked away on a Hill overlooking Lake Elementaita, Lemon Valley Farm is a budget travelers dream!

As its name suggests, Lemon Valley Farm has been adopted into a blissful retreat where visitors revel in the glorious offerings of nature and farm life. :)

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The ride to Lemon Valley Farm, from the highway, is pleasantly reminiscent of going home to the village… With only pure vegetation for company, there’s a sure promise of the serenity to come…

I felt the cares of the world I’d left behind, gently melt into oblivion.



On The Farm, Every Pun Is Intended!

When we got to the farm, the sweeping views of the lake took my breath away. I noticed little puns everywhere, that are sure to put a smile on your face. :)





They’ve done little as possible to disturb nature, giving you that distinct feeling of being outdoors… The décor is quaint, with a rich touch of African culture.

You can tell that the owners put in great thought into every single detail, to make Lemon Valley Farm a charming escape for their visitors. I felt immediately at home. :)



Since there was no set schedule, I was at liberty to stay or go wherever my heart desired. And I couldn’t have asked for a better gift! :)


On All Matters Dining: Best Salads Experience!

I’d heard from friends that the Salads at Lemon Valley Farm are memorable! So, as you can probably guess, that automatically became my unspoken test

I usually struggle with eating salads, and I was keen to see if they’d live up to their reputation.

My first meal was a Steak sandwich, served with fries. Needless to say, the salad was a luscious surprise!

You can taste the freshness of the ingredients thrown together, making it a great accompaniment for the sandwich!




They grow most of their produce in their organic garden. And at the farm, each meal is served with a healthy portion of salads!

So from that point on, each dining experience was an opportunity to sample the salads… even breakfast!


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Honestly, I’ve never eaten that many salads willingly and liked it! They surely passed the test!

>> The meals cost between Kes. 600 and Kes. 1,000 and they serve such huge portions that can easily be shared between two people.


Cozy, Modest Accommodations with African Décor

I finally made it to my room in the dark of night, accompanied by one of the employees.

The cabins are quite a distance from the dining area, which makes for a good workout, if you want to keep fit while on holiday. By the time we got to the cabin, I was panting! (Read unfit.)




Tip>> Since it’s quite dark with nothing but the moon and stars to illuminate your path, be sure to carry a torch. Or you can use your phone’s inbuilt torch feature.


The next morning, I was gently accosted by widespread views of the Lake in the distance…



And with the generous light of day, I could now better-appreciate the beauty of the African décor in my room, afforded by the brightly colored bed spread and curtains. Just wow! :D


Lemon Valley Farm

Lemon Valley Farm

Image Source: Lemon Valley Collection


>> They have 4 Cabins, 1 cottage and 2 hostels all with a maximum capacity of 30 people.

>> A stay here costs between Kes, 2,000 and 4,000 on Bed and Breakfast.






Rain: The Key to a Relaxing Day!

Much as I often crave a relaxing getaway, I am the kind of person who doesn’t know how to simply relax. Can you relate? :D

I was tempted to spend my time going around trying to get the ‘best pictures’, but the rain had other ideas… Because of its proximity to the lake, Lemon Valley Farm experiences a couple of passing showers.

I remember sitting at the dining area watching and listening to the rain, beating down hard on the iron sheets. It was the most soothing sound!

And though you may not be able to count on the rains to slow you down, you can be certain that the tranquil atmosphere at Lemon Valley Farm will.

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More Fun Things to Do at Lemon Valley Farm.

If you’re planning for a longer visit, then these activities will come in handy…

>> Go swimming or lounge by their massive swimming pool while sipping on their freshly pressed juices.

>> They can organize horse riding around the farm at Kes. 1,500, or partake the more engaging Horseback Safari at Kes. 3,500

>> The area is excellent for hiking, and this is completely free!

>> Both adults and kids can enjoy Quad biking at Kes. 3,000

>> If you are going for a romantic experience, try the Lake Sun-downer at Kes. 1,500.

>> And for couples looking for a wedding venue that’s out of town with scenic lake views, Lemon Valley is a great option.


Lemon Valley Farm


>> If you would like to visit Lemon Valley Farm, call: +254 778 915880/ 254 720 879139  or Email: reservations@lemonvalley.co.ke

>> Check out this post on: 7 Fun & Affordable Things To Do At Lemon Valley Farm



When my visit came to an end, I was hesitant to leave… I’m certainly looking forward to a return-visit, and this time with my Yoga gear in place, for a Yoga retreat. :)

Many thanks to the kind folks at Lemon Valley Farm for their most generous hospitality!



I hope you enjoyed this post, and that you’re inspired to book yourself a visit to Lemon Valley on a budget!

Would you like to see more budget travel posts? Leave a comment down below with your questions/feedback! I’ll be sure to respond!

Happy Holidays! :)



<<Love and Light. Stay Inspired Always>>



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    Njeri macharia
    December 17, 2022 at 4:15 pm

    Was there last week and a loved everything.
    Looking forward for the next visit there

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      February 22, 2023 at 2:31 pm

      Aw I am very glad to hear that you loved it! Thank you Njeri for reading, and for leaving a comment! :D

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    September 17, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    This place, amazing!!!! You are right,the food portions can easily be enough for two! The ambience is so relaxing, even through your words.

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    February 27, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    Wow,didnt know a place like this existed.Will give it a try

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    Vivian wanimo
    February 11, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    Whao and Whao! That’s my kind of place. You brought it home.

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    Samuel Wanduri
    January 9, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Superb review… Call me when you are going to these places…. The more the merrier..
    On my to do list for this year….

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      January 10, 2019 at 12:23 pm

      Haha it is well noted, and yes the more the merrier!:D We need an S.E trip this year God willing, sort of like the one we did in Sagana ;) Thanks for reading, it’s super appreciated!Cheers!

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    January 7, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    Lovely Marion, just LOVELY. I have enjoyed wishing on it :-)

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      January 10, 2019 at 12:24 pm

      Yay! Really glad you like it Wayodi! And hey, wishing is a great place to start! I hope you get to visit this year! Thank you for reading Happy 2019! :D

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    January 3, 2019 at 7:03 am

    Lovely Getaway!!

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    Nesh ule Msee Wa B4
    December 24, 2018 at 7:10 pm


    What an amazing place worth checking out. What are their camping charges? do they offer camping equipment

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      January 10, 2019 at 12:27 pm

      Hi Nesh! I am glad you like it! Yes, they do have camping grounds! Kindly contact this number +254 778 915880/ 254 720 879139 or Email: reservations@lemonvalley.co.ke for details on Camping rates/equipment… (I will update the post with the same soon )Thanks for reading!

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    Nesh ule Msee Wa B4
    December 24, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    This is small heaven here on earth!!! This is just epic in its very simple way. The folks have done a great deal at the place and makes it worth every penny invested there. Weh. Must visit soon

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      January 10, 2019 at 12:28 pm

      I agree! It is quite heavenly at Lemon Valley! Be sure to visit this year ;) :D

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    December 22, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    Marion I always enjoy reading your blogs. Thanks and would love to hear of more budget friendly places to visit.

    • Reply
      Scrapbook Journeys
      January 10, 2019 at 12:28 pm

      Oh wow, thank you Nancy! I am pleased to hear you enjoy the posts! And thanks for your feedback! Will factor that in, in our posts this year! Happy 2019! :D

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    December 20, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    Lovely. A must visit. I am hungry

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      January 10, 2019 at 12:29 pm

      Hahaha Get yourself to Lemon Valley dear! It will be well worth the trip, and the food! Yum :D

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    December 18, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    Wow!!! Just wow!!! Definitely, definitely a must-visit!!

    Happy holidays to you too!!

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      January 10, 2019 at 12:30 pm

      Yaay that’s the spirit Reno!! Your enthusiasm is everything! Glad you like it, Happy 2019! :D

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    December 18, 2018 at 8:40 pm

    Chica, this is awesome…this is my next scrapbook destination :-)

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      January 10, 2019 at 12:31 pm

      Yes and Yes! I like how you always make sure to visit this places, you are a star mami! Happy 2019! :D

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    December 18, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    Mmmh sounds like my kinda place… I’d love to visit.

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    December 18, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    The views are breathtaking
    Let’s not even talk about the food oh my.

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      January 10, 2019 at 12:32 pm

      And now I want to go back- Lol! This time you’ll take my advice and come with, yes? ;) Thanks for reading dear. :)

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    December 18, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    Marion…why now?…you to call me for such stress free places…I just need to visit the place…thanks again for an awesome article

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      January 10, 2019 at 12:33 pm

      Hahaha Enock, the time to go is now! Lol, it’s my pleasure to share aki. Thank you for reading!:D

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