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, the farm captures the essence of Tanzania’s rich history deeply rooted in East African culture and the community.

Established in the 1920s 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 rigours 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. 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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Gibb’s Farm Cottages

Each farm cottage holds its own story connected to Tanzanian culture and offers either twin queen or a king-size bed swathed in a soft mosquito net. Spacious interiors richly appointed with eucalyptus floors and hand-crafted furniture have recently been refurbished with modern touches to accentuate their classic charm. Perfect for smaller families, the cottages can comfortably accommodate a family of four in two queen beds (extra bed available for a third child). The large bathroom of each cottage offers indoor and outdoor showers, a fireplace in both the living area and bathroom, bathtub and a private veranda complete the sense of tranquil privacy. From the wooden deck, soak up the peaceful surroundings with a view over the gardens, plantation or Great Rift Valley. The Swahili word “Karibu,” is often spoken expressing the genuine, innate pleasure we take in welcoming you as our guest. This is the open-heart of our hospitality.• 19 guest cottages (21 bedrooms) — each featuring 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 gardens• Two cottages are interconnectingIN ROOM FACILITIES: • Wi-Fi access available in all rooms• Writing desk area and a lounge with a wood burning fireplace• Outside deck overlooking the gardens• En-suite bathroom with fireplace, indoor and outdoor showers, bathtub and a separate toilet• Hairdryer• In-room safe