Gibb’s Farm is a working farm located on the forested slopes of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area overlooking the Great Rift Valley and Ngorongoro Forest. This warm traditional farmhouse is surrounded by beautiful gardens with views over the hilly countryside in every direction. It comprises a warm and friendly community where the rhythm of farm life has calmed and restored the weary safari visitor for over 40 years. Gibb’s Farm offers something a little different to the full-on safari experience you will no doubt have incorporated into your trip. It is a welcome retreat from the rigours and adventures of a safari in Tanzania. Plus its location means that you can use it as a base to visit not only the Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara but also enjoy visits to the bushmen community of Lake Eyasi or simply enjoy learning about farm life.
A taste of farm life
A diverse variety of experiences is possible during a visit to Gibb’s Farm. “A Farm Life” activity program encourages cultural awareness, an historical interest, a connection to nature and a desire for adventure. The program still leaves ample time for relaxing and enjoying the gentle rhythm of Farm Life. Organic Arabica coffee is grown and roasted on the farm. Gibb’s Farm is proud to have its own 10-acre organic fruit, vegetable and herb garden, on-site dairy and bakery which provide the wonderful ingredients for the farm-to-table cuisine. The freshness of the farm-to-table cuisine is sure to bring delight to dining at Gibb’s Farm.
Set among formal English gardens, the farmhouse has a warm ”colonial” ambience. But the 19 en suite cottages have been distinctly upgraded recently to offer some of the most stylish accommodation in Tanzania. Each spacious room is subtly styled around a particular theme and enjoy glorious rural and garden views. Eucalyptus floors and hand-crafted furniture complete the look. The bathrooms have a fireplace (shared with the bedroom) with bath, indoor shower as well as a courtyard with outdoor shower.
There are also two houses – Bustani House and Deutsche House – each with two bedrooms and a living area. These are ideal for larger families, couples or friends travelling together.
Gibb’s Farm Activities
Activities are diverse. Relax in the lush surroundings on your veranda, walk in the Ngorongoro Forest, explore elephant caves or cycle through the back roads of Karatu. To calm and restore, treat yourself to a traditional African Massage, featuring indigenous Maasai healing treatments. Gibb’s Farm is dedicated to creating unique activity programs that enrich the community and the guest’s experience. A “farm life” encourages cultural awareness, historical interest, a connection to wellness, nature and a desire for adventure.
Cottages - Price per person from: $ 365Gibb’s Farm’s rustic charm and gracious accommodations provide an ideal sanctuary for a few day’s respite while on safari or for an extended vacation or honeymoon getaway.
Offering 17 one bedroom guest cottages - each features a unique theme and is richly appointed with eucalyptus floors, hand-crafted furniture, two queen-size beds, indoor and outdoor showers, bathtub, hairdryer, in-room safe, fireplace and private veranda.
It provides an elegant home away from home, with all of the cozy comforts.
There is also 2 two-bedroomed cottages with a common living area and two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. These are ideal for families or couples traveling together.