Howdy! 😀 Are you looking for a fun weekend plan on a budget? Well, if you haven’t been to Lemon Valley yet, then I come bearing 7 fun & affordable reasons why you simply must visit!
I recently made a return visit to Lemon Valley Farm, and I felt that sweet, distinct feeling of “coming home” finely engulf me. 🙂
I noted that the journey to Lemon Valley is now as easy as ever… The rough road from the Soysambu Conservancy stop to Lemon Valley Farm was recently leveled. This makes it more accessible in this rainy season.
>>Tip: Check out my first Lemon Valley Post for more details on how to get there.
7 Fun Things To Do At Lemon Valley Farm
Relax and Simply Be…
When I arrived at Lemon Valley Farm, I was promptly reminded of why I fell in love with it in the first place… You get such a relaxing farm feel that melts away any city pressures into oblivion!
My senses gave in to the sound of the gentle chimes dancing in tune with the wind… And my spirit blended in harmoniously into the surrounding. 🙂
That’s the beauty of being at Lemon Valley. You can relax and put aside your phone and to-do-lists…
They don’t have TVs in the rooms and Wi-Fi is only available at their Frog and Toad Canteen… In that setting, you get to unplug from the world and rejuvenate your heart and mind. 🙂
Try something new… Ride A Donkey!
There’s a first time for everything, so why not try going for a donkey ride, ay? 😀
I’d never ridden a donkey before, so I was a little nervous at first… Plus you know that Swahili saying: ‘Asante ya punda ni mateke.’ (A donkey’s way of saying thank you is with kicks.)
But I was pleasantly surprised! The donkey was calm, barely making any sudden movements, which put me quite at ease.
My only worry was falling off the donkey, as there’s nothing to grip on. Thankfully, that did not happen…
>> I will update you on the cost of donkey riding.
Go On A Tour Of The Farm
If you live in the city and hardly get to visit the village, this might be a plan for you. The farm tour is nice if you’d like an outdoors experience, without committing to a full hike.
You’ll get to learn more about their farm activities and the animals they keep: rabbits, chicken, pigs, tortoise and geese. And for the kids, it’s an opportune chance to feed and pet the animals.
>>The farm tour costs Kes. 200 per person.
Work It Out… Go Hiking!
Life at Lemon Valley is like going on regular hikes, thanks to the terrain. However, if you’re craving something more involving, a hike up the hills would be perfect…
And the best part about hiking at Lemon Valley is that you get to enjoy sweeping views of Lake Elmentaita. You can choose how far you want to go, as well as the hiking trail to take.
>>The guided hike costs Kes.500 per person.
Indulge Yourself: A Dining Adventure…
One cannot think well, love well, and sleep well, if one has not dined well ~ Virginia Woolf
Top on the things I really look forward to while going to Lemon Valley Farm is the food! All the produce is grown organically in their garden, making for fresh, tasty meals!
I love their salads, which says a lot, because I don’t ordinarily like eating salads.
This time I noticed that their salad portions have reduced, but it’s still worth it! I think that makes it easier to savor every little detail. Every meal at Lemon Valley is surely an adventure! 🙂
Go Horse Riding!
Horse riding at Lemon Valley is simply a must…. It’s the perfect way to take in the scenic views and marvel in the quietness of the nature.
And I must say that this was my best horse riding experience yet! My horse for the day- Charlotte is 5 years old, and Penelope her daughter is 2. Both horses were friendly and mild. I felt very secure riding on Charlotte!
>> Horse riding within the farm costs Kes. 1,500. You can also choose to do it outside the farm at Soysambu Conservancy, which costs Kes.4,200 per person.
Treat Yourself To A Spa Day!
After the involving activities at the Farm, your body will be craving some TLC.
They’ve set up a make-shift Spa by the swimming pool, which offers quite the unique experience.
There’s a charm about getting a massage in the semi-open air. And in place of the usual calming spa music, you are instead lulled by nature. The gentle caresses of the wind on your skin, and rustling of leaves nearby is beautiful. 🙂
Plus, the pool overlooking Lake Elmentaita makes for a panoramic view on a sunny day.
I also got a facial, and I think it was the first time my face ever felt that pampered!
While it’s not your traditional spa setting, it’s such a relaxing experience and I’d definitely do it again. 🙂
>>A half-body massage costs Kes. 1,500, while a full-body treatment costs Kes. 3,000. The facial costs Kes. 1,000.
- Save your spa date for the last day of your trip. You need to book at least 4hrs in advance.
- Request the activities in advance, to allow your hosts to plan ahead.
- Plan to go hiking early in the morning before the sun gets really hot.
- There are more activities outside the farm like Guided Tours, Quad Biking, Sun-downers by the lake…
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