The forested slopes of Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater shelter an idyllic and relaxing luxury inn, the perfect place to unwind between Tanzanian safaris, or to use as a comfortable base from which to explore Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara and Lake Eyasi. A working organic coffee farm with the feel of a bygone era, Gibbs Farm encourages guests to tune into the soothing rhythms of the land. Help the chef harvest from the organic vegetable garden, roast your own coffee, learn about Maasai legends around the Tembo fire, book one of the adventurous walking safaris, or just relax and enjoy the warm hospitality and breathtaking scenery.
The seventeen very spacious stone guest cottages are tucked into the lush tropical gardens around the main house. Country elegance is evoked with the warm eucalyptus wood floors, comfy armchairs and artworks created by the artists in residence. Each cottage has two queen sized beds swathed in mosquito netting (though mosquitoes are not found in the cool air of this altitude) and room for additional children’s beds if needed. A new two bedroom family cottage is also available. With a good blaze in the fireplace to ward off the evening chill, a private verandah to enjoy morning coffee to the vibrant sound of birdsong, and bathtub and both indoor and outdoor shower, each individually themed cottage is a true home from home.
The restored 1920s farmhouse, with its comfortable lounge and two airy dining rooms looking out over the slopes of the coffee plantation, hosts generous breakfasts, delicious lunches and lavish dinners, much of which is cooked with home-grown ingredients from the organic farm. Whether you take a walking safari through untouched forest to the crater rim, a shorter hike to a waterfall and the elephant caves, or a guided walk through the historic gardens, keep some time for relaxing and just soaking up the atmosphere of the farm. Safari drives, cultural visits and bicycle tours are also on offer or experience a massage using indigenous Maasai healing techniques. Whatever you choose, you’re sure to leave Gibbs Farm re-invigorated and refreshed, with a new perspective on the varied and beautiful landscapes and nature of Tanzania.
- Internet Access
- Credit Card
- Foreign Exchange
- Laundry Service
- Game Viewing
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.
Offering 18 guest cottages – each featuring a unique theme and richly appointed with eucalyptus floors, hand-crafted furniture, two queen-size beds, indoor and outdoor showers, bathtub, hairdryer, in-room safe, fireplace and private verandah -it provides an elegant home away from home, with all of the cozy comforts.
A cottage with a common living area and two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms is available for families or couples traveling together.