A RUGGED FATHERS DAY

Kweisos House, Homa Lime, Koru

We live in such a beautifully diverse country that offers such a vast range of destinations, all completely different but intimately connected through the proud heritage that has made Kenya a world famous tourist destination. Kweisos House is a hidden gem, and if you have never heard of it or come across it, you wouldn’t know such a place exists. A friend of a friend was kind enough to unearth this gem and all it has to offer.

The main tree-nursery at Homa Lime
The main tree-nursery at Homa Lime

Kweisos House part of the impressive operation that is Homa Lime, a diverse farm in Koru, about an hour away from Kisumu. The drive to Koru is pleasant with the newly carpeted roads for your entire drive from Nairobi. The name Homa Lime gives the impression of an industrial factory operation, but the old, large farm is so much more than that. There is a limestone operation on the farm, where limestone is mined from various parts of the farm and sold commercially, but the diverse operation also maintains; large herds of dairy and beef cows, horses, sheep, droves of pigs, sugar cane and maize plantations, a Jaggery, huge forestry projects both on the farm and through their out-grower programs, farm tours and conservation areas around the farm (protected forests in some of the valleys around the farm).

If you love the being in nature and the outdoors, Homa Lime has a variety of activities to suit all desires. If you need to escape Nairobi simply to relax, Kweisos House is a perfect retreat. An old house that has been well maintained and overlooks the livestock farming of the Ranch and views that extends south as far as the eye can see. Kweisos house is the ideal place to relax in complete peace and quiet or engage in all of the various activities and tours around the farm. The house is self-catering, so you will need to being your own food and drinks, however there is a team of well trained staff who have worked at the house for many years, on hand to assist with all of the chores and any or all of your cooking.

Experimental acacia forest on Homa Lime
Experimental acacia forest on Homa Lime

Explore the farm either on your vehicle, on foot, on horseback or take bi-cycles to keep active during your visit. A horseback tour of the farm allows you to get to all parts of the farm with relative ease and makes the conservation areas a lot more accessible. Though there is no “big” game in the conservation areas, there is an abundance of bird life, a variety of protected monkey species and if you are extremely lucky, a glimpse of a leopard.

Homa Lime processing plant makes for an impressive sight in amongst nature
Homa Lime processing plant makes for an impressive sight in amongst nature

When you think of a father’s day getaway, Kweisos House may not be the first place that springs to mind, but it’s a great escape from your day-to-day and a property so unique and unlike no other. Getting up close with the operations of a working farm along with conservation is a unique opportunity that will leave you wanting to go back over and over again. If you find the farm is getting a bit monotonous, the Western Kenya Tourism circuit is at your doorstep, with Kericho 1.5hours drive from Koru, Lake Victoria an hour away, Kakamega forest about 2 hours away and so much more to discover.

Sundowners looking out over Homa Lime, towards Kisumu and Lake Victoria
Sundowners looking out over Homa Lime, towards Kisumu and Lake Victoria

At the end of your day exploring the Homa Lime, you can set yourself up, atop one of the many rolling hills to watch the sun set over Lake Victoria and this truly stunning part of Western Kenya, with the sounds of nature as your only distraction.

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Map of Homa Lime
Map of Homa Lime

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