Gibbs Farm

Located in the forested slopes of the Ngorongoro Crater, Gibb’s Farm overlooks the centuries-old Great Rift Valley.

Recently named Best Safari Lodge and #5 of The Top 100 Hotels in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2017 readers’ survey, Gibb’s Farm captures the essence of Tanzania’s rich history deeply rooted in East African culture and the community.

Established in the 1920’s and since refurbished, 21 uniquely decorated cottages overlook magnificent gardens. Explore nearby Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara or immerse yourself in a sanctuary for the senses, where the farm’s gentle rhythms impart peace and well-being in unparalleled surroundings. The gentle and soothing ways of Gibb’s Farm offer a welcome retreat from the rigors of daily life or the adventures of safari to Tanzania.

There is a cadence to the rhythm of this working farm—never fast, always nurturing. Organic Arabica coffee is grown and roasted on the farm. A 10-acre organic fruit, vegetable and herb garden, on-site dairy and bakery provide the wonderful ingredients for the farm-to-table cuisine.

Gibb’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. 19 guest cottages (21 bedrooms) —each feature a unique theme, authentic artwork and richly appointed with eucalyptus floors and hand-crafted furniture. Each cottage has lovely views of the coffee plantation or the expansive vegetable garden and two cottages are interconnecting.

Experience a sense of place as you recline on your verandah, walk in the Ngorongoro Forest, explore elephant caves or bicycle the back roads of Karatu. To calm and restore, immerse your senses in a true path of wellness through a Gibb’s Farm traditional African Massage, featuring indigenous Maasai healing treatments. Gibb’s Farm is dedicated to creating unique activity programs that enrich the community as well as the guest’s experience. A “farm life” encourages cultural awareness, historical interest, a connection to wellness, nature and a desire for adventure.

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