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Gibb's Farm Tanzania is an idyllic Tanzanian retreat while exploring the Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, as well as Lake Eyasi. Founded in the 1920s as a coffee plantation, Gibb's Farm embraces traditional East African hospitality.

Located on the outer slopes of the Ngorongoro Crater lies this Tanzanian Gem, Gibb’s Farm, with their roots extending deep into the land and local heritage. Recline with a cup of freshly roasted coffee overlooking the Great Rift Valley in lush surroundings.

Gibb's Farm encourages their guests to immerse themselves in the rhythms of the farm and enjoy a sense of tranquillity and well-being. Surrounded by the rich traditions of East African life, share in the eternal sense of history and community. Generations of local families have helped to create a truly authentic, serene, and memorable experience.

Awaken to the sound of bird call and while-away the days sipping on freshly roasted coffee grown here on the farm. A haven of tranquillity and imbued with the classic charm of a traditional farm, the cottages and houses will beguile you. Each of the recently refurbished cottages has a distinct theme founded on an element of East Africa.

Gibb's Farm is a model for sustainable, environmentally respectful practices, continuing the legacy of founders Margaret and Jim Gibb. The farm has won numerous awards, including the Tanzania Tourist Board's Sustainable Tourism Award, Condé Nast Traveler magazine's World Savers Award and the Educational Travel Community's Responsible Tourism Award. Gibb's Farm is also featured in "Africa's Finest" which showcases the most responsible and sustainable lodges in Africa.

Operation of the entire organic farm—consisting of 30 acres of coffee, 10 acres of vegetables and fruit, 5 acres of flowers and herbs and a working dairy, pig and chicken farm—is based upon sustainable farming methods. Everything is grown organically using only natural fertilizer and compost from the farm. Insect-repellent plants help to manage pests rather than harmful pesticides. Reclaimed water is used whenever possible, and all buildings and furniture are built on-site using local materials and local labour. Gibb's Farm boasts the largest solar panel array in Northern Tanzania, heating 90% of the farms' water. 100% of greywater is recycled into the organic farm and garden via a reed plant filtration system. All kitchen and food waste are either fed to the farm pigs or composted for use in the gardens. Glass bottles are stored in bulk and donated to various causes, such as a small NGO where disabled artisans recycle the glass to make jewellery.

Gibb's Farm Tanzania Aerial View Pool
Gibb's Farm Tanzania Food Organic
Gibb's Farm Tanzania Food Garden Helper

Pack for a Purpose - Gibb's Farm is a proud member of this initiative that allows travellers to make a lasting impact in the community by bringing supplies for schools or medical clinics in need. Helping Hands Safari - Get to know a culture and people while on safari by lending a helping hand to the communities that support your vacation or travel experience. Gibb's Farm offers different opportunities to get involved, including School Desk and Furniture Carpentry and Erosion Control Tree Planting.

Gibb's Farm Tanzania

Property Details

Karatu, Tanzania (43 km from the Ngorongoro Conservation Area)
17 Farm Cottages
Guest Room Facilities
Balcony / Deck, Bath, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Dressing Gowns, En-Suite, Fan, Fireplace, Hair Dryer, Laundry Service (Available), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Mosquito Nets, Outside Shower, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Shower, Verandah
Camp Facilities
24-hour Security, Bar, Communal Dining, Eco Friendly, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Restaurant, Secure Parking, Spa
Family Policy
Children of all ages are welcome
Bird Watching, Cycling, Garden Tours, High Tea, Massages, Safaris Walks (Guided), Walks (Self Guided) & Safari Activities to Ngorongoro Crater, including; Cultural Tours, Big Five Safaris, Historical Tours, Sightseeing
Available Services
Babysitting Service, Credit Card, Foreign Exchange
Breakfast and dinner for HB; and all 3 meals for FB, return transfers from Lake Manyara airstrip for stay of 2 nights or more.
Not Included
Off-Site Activities, Gratuities, Spa Treatments
Why Gibb's Farm in Tanzania?
An idyllic retreat while exploring the Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara national parks, True Tanzanian Hospitality

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