Gibb's Farm

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Previously voted the Best Safari Hotel in Africa, Gibb's Farm is a working farm located on the forested slopes of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The farm lies half way between Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater making it an ideal base from which to enjoy either park. Built in 1929, the farmhouse has hardly changed, retaining the charm of a well looked-after private house and providing a welcome respite for an active safari.

Gibbs Farm offers 17 en suite farm cottages each with a unique theme and beautifully appointed with hand-crafted furniture, 2 queen-size beds, indoor and outdoor showers, a fireplace and private veranda.

The main farmhouse, reminiscent of an old English country home, contains a charming living room, 2 dining rooms, outside verandahs, a gazebo and gift boutique. Outside there is spacious patio surrounded by lush, soothing gardens and sweeping views of the valley. A unique feature is the traditional Massai style spa using traditional healing methods.

How to get to Gibb's Farm

Approximately 2 hour's drive from Arusha, 25 min drive from the Manyara airstrip, 1 hour drive to Crater floor, 30 min drive to Lake Manyara and approximately 3 hours to the Naabi gate of the Serengeti.

Activities at Gibb's Farm

Farm walks, garden tours, Ngorongoro Forest walks, hikes to the waterfall and Elephant Caves, birding, coffee roasting, school visits, Karatuu town tours, indigenous medicine walks, mountain biking, canoeing and night drives at Lake Manyara.

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Gibbs Farm Reviews

Read what our previous clients thought of Gibb's Farm

Client Score: 5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews 5 View more reviews
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Vivin Hegde & Kanishka Koshal

5

Gibb's farm is a wonderful place. They have got all aspects of the stay taken care off - the setting is amazing, the food and hospitality is pretty awesome too. We just wish we had stayed here longer

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Stephanie Uren

5

This is a really lovely lodge - the outstanding food was definitely a highlight! The whole place was very English, with beautiful gardens and quaint (but huge!) cottages. Our cottage overlooked the farm, which was great. We attended a couple of the nightly fireside talks, and they were really interesting. We especially liked sitting by the fire with Herman, discussing Tanzanian history and politics - he is incredibly knowledgeable and so interesting to talk to! All of the staff were fantastic, and they made our honeymoon really special - we were given presents, champagne and private tables with lovely views at dinner time (rather than eating in the main restaurant). The staff (including the kitchen staff) even came to our table and sang Jambo Bwana, and gave us a 'happy wedding' cake - so amazing! It was definitely a beautiful area and really different to our other experiences in Africa.

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Elspeth & Peter Eggleton

5

Gibb's Farm was totalling amazing - what a wonderful recommendation from Claire at Mahlatini! The Farm is located up on the hill-side overlooking the coffee plantations and their organic market garden. We had a wonderful cottage which was huge and superbly appointed - it was difficult to remember that we were in rural East Africa! The attention to detail was incredible, from the tea, coffee and hot chocolate on all our wake-up calls to the beautiful meals every detail was perfect. Emily got to milk the cows, roast coffee, talk to the local artist and make bread - what a treat. We also got to visit the local Tloma Primary School and the wood-carvers on the road up to the Farm. Meals were superb and definitely up to European standards and both the managers were great hosts.

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Selected Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries that visit Gibb's Farm

All Tanzania Itineraries
serengeti landscape

Northern Tanzania Safari Dry Season Highlights

Days
10
Cost Per Person
From $6,810 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Tanzania
Locations
Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves
Bush breakfast - Photo by Asilia Africa

Tanzania Migration and Mozambique Holiday

Days
16
Cost Per Person
From $11,280 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Mozambique
Tanzania
Locations
Quirimbas Archipelago, Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha, Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves
Matemwe Bandas beach

Indulgent Tanzania Safari and Pemba Honeymoon

Days
17
Cost Per Person
From $12,390 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Tanzania
Locations
Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves, Pemba Island
Mara Giraffe at sunset

Kenya and Tanzania Adventurous Retreat Holiday

Days
16
Cost Per Person
From $15,270 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Kenya
Tanzania
Locations
Masai Mara, Ngorongoro Crater, Zanzibar Island , Lake Victoria