Gibbs farm is a magical place. The surrounding rolling hills offer fantastic views, and the areas rich soil has turned the gardens into a tropical paradise. It really is unique in the respect that it is so rich in flora and fauna, and holds the wonders of the Ngorongoro Crater a mere 30 minutes away.
Gibbs Farm - The Facts
Gibbs farm is not just a stop off point for the Ngorongoro Crater and other nearby safari
delights. It’s a hotel that offers peace, tranquillity and a return to a different way of life! The guests are actively encouraged to become at one with their surroundings and emerge themselves into the ‘rhythm of the farm’. It’s something that’s taken quite seriously at Gibbs. You can wake up early to go and milk the cattle, then make your way to the kitchen to make bread with the local chefs. It’s an altogether rewarding experience.
It’s located in the Karatu area of northern Tanzania, up in the Ngorongoro highlands with easy access to safari
and the conservation area. As well as being about an hours drive to Lake Manyara’s airstrip.
The farm was built as a coffee plantation by German settlers before it passed into British hands after the war, and it has been welcoming guests ever since. It can be slightly overbearing for some people and is a bit too popular with American package holidays. The farmhouse holds 20 luxurious en-suite cottages nestled amongst the tropical gardens for which it’s famous. There is a 30 acre coffee plantation to explore on foot or bike. Gibbs also boasts a 10 acre vegetable garden, a dairy and a pig farm. As you can imagine from this organic repertoire, the food is amazing. The cottages are very homely places with private gardens and verandas from which you can enjoy the view in your own space and tranquillity.
Gibbs Farm offers a fantastic break from safari
, and a great chance to see a completely different and very rural African way of life.