Gibb’s Farm, perfectly situated half way between Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater, is an original colonial farmhouse built in 1929, set within a working African farm and overlooking a long-established coffee plantation. The terraced gardens have fantastic views towards the Great Rift Valley Escarpment, and the lodge backs onto the forests of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Accommodation & Facilities
Each of the 17 farm cottages at Gibb’s Farm has its own secluded flower garden, a spacious interior, en-suite bathroom, a fireplace, panoramic views and a private verandah. In addition there are two family houses with two bedrooms and a sitting room that overlook the stunning grounds. The dining room offers delicious meals, mostly prepared from home-grown ingredients. Meals can also be eaten on the terrace, which has beautiful views of the adjacent forest and farmland. The lodge has a spa, and numerous original works of art for guests to enjoy or buy.
Wildlife & Activities
Guests at Gibb’s Farm can wander through extensive floral and medicinal gardens, the private forest reserve or the 30 acres of farmland. Mountain biking, village walks, and walks to the Crater rim can be arranged. Gibb’s Farm is an excellent base for venturing further afield on a day trip to Lake Manyara, Lake Eyasi, and the Ngorongoro Crater.