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Tanzania

Gibbs Farm

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Overlooking the ancient Great Rift Valley and Ngorongoro Forest, Gibb’s Farm is the oldest guest house in northern Tanzania.

Built in the 1920’s as a coffee farm and given a new life as a warm, rustic, and luxurious inn, Gibb’s Farm is a charming step back in time. The main farmhouse includes original wooden beams, colorful African artwork, and views of the farm’s organic vegetable and terraced flower gardens. Seventeen guest cottages are the ultimate in elegance, with eucalyptus floors, hand-crafted furniture, two queen-sized beds, indoor and outdoor showers, fireplace, and private veranda with panoramic views. For groups traveling together, a larger cottage with a common living area flanked by two en-suite bathrooms is an ideal choice.

The working farm is located on the forest slopes of Ngorongoro Crater. Nature-lovers will relish the diversity and beauty in the surrounding Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest, inactive, and completely intact caldera. Apart from the main caldera, Ngorongoro contains two other volcanic craters: Olmoti and Empakai, the first is famous for its spectacular waterfalls, and the latter houses a deep lake and verdant, green walls. Dense forests fed by the fertile volcanic earth provide a home for over 25,000 resident mammals from predators to prey. Here guests can spy large herds of wildebeest, buffalo, zebras, and Thomson’s gazelles as well as their predators the cheetahs, jackals, lions, and hyenas. The forest, marshes, and highland meadows are also a favorite of the elephants.

A Gibb’s Farm naturalist leads six to seven-hour informative wilderness walks from the farm through untouched forests and all the way to the crater rim and back. A two-hour hike explores the forest including a stunning waterfall and incredible “elephant caves” created by elephants digging up the earth to ingest the vitamin-rich soil. There are also village walks and school and village tours to learn about the local culture. Other activities include mountain biking, a Lake Manyara night drive, and a sunset drive to watch the hippos. There are also plenty of walks around the farm grounds and gardens.

A true farm-to-table experience awaits guests of Gibbs Farm. Regionally raised animals provide organic meat, and garden-fresh produce combines with English and Tanzanian influences under Chef de Cuisine Lisa Campbell’s sure hand. From the farm’s on-site coffee plants, amazing brews and teas are offered at a daily afternoon tea alongside fresh milk, cream, and scones from the farm’s deli and bakery. Guests can even take part in the everyday rituals of bread making, vegetable harvesting, and coffee roasting. The farm also has a boutique and spa treatments available.

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Tanzania

Gibbs Farm

PLAN MY TRIP

Overlooking the ancient Great Rift Valley and Ngorongoro Forest, Gibb’s Farm is the oldest guest house in northern Tanzania.

Built in the 1920’s as a coffee farm and given a new life as a warm, rustic, and luxurious inn, Gibb’s Farm is a charming step back in time. The main farmhouse includes original wooden beams, colorful African artwork, and views of the farm’s organic vegetable and terraced flower gardens. Seventeen guest cottages are the ultimate in elegance, with eucalyptus floors, hand-crafted furniture, two queen-sized beds, indoor and outdoor showers, fireplace, and private veranda with panoramic views. For groups traveling together, a larger cottage with a common living area flanked by two en-suite bathrooms is an ideal choice.

The working farm is located on the forest slopes of Ngorongoro Crater. Nature-lovers will relish the diversity and beauty in the surrounding Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest, inactive, and completely intact caldera. Apart from the main caldera, Ngorongoro contains two other volcanic craters: Olmoti and Empakai, the first is famous for its spectacular waterfalls, and the latter houses a deep lake and verdant, green walls. Dense forests fed by the fertile volcanic earth provide a home for over 25,000 resident mammals from predators to prey. Here guests can spy large herds of wildebeest, buffalo, zebras, and Thomson’s gazelles as well as their predators the cheetahs, jackals, lions, and hyenas. The forest, marshes, and highland meadows are also a favorite of the elephants.

A Gibb’s Farm naturalist leads six to seven-hour informative wilderness walks from the farm through untouched forests and all the way to the crater rim and back. A two-hour hike explores the forest including a stunning waterfall and incredible “elephant caves” created by elephants digging up the earth to ingest the vitamin-rich soil. There are also village walks and school and village tours to learn about the local culture. Other activities include mountain biking, a Lake Manyara night drive, and a sunset drive to watch the hippos. There are also plenty of walks around the farm grounds and gardens.

A true farm-to-table experience awaits guests of Gibbs Farm. Regionally raised animals provide organic meat, and garden-fresh produce combines with English and Tanzanian influences under Chef de Cuisine Lisa Campbell’s sure hand. From the farm’s on-site coffee plants, amazing brews and teas are offered at a daily afternoon tea alongside fresh milk, cream, and scones from the farm’s deli and bakery. Guests can even take part in the everyday rituals of bread making, vegetable harvesting, and coffee roasting. The farm also has a boutique and spa treatments available.

Coming soon!

Safari Camps
Points of Interest
Hotels & Resorts
Journeys

Coming soon!