Gibb’s Farm

Gibb’s Farm is a working farm located on the forested slopes of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The farm is perfectly located between Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater, near the village of Karatu.

The farmhouse and en suite cottages are the heart of a working farm, surrounded by lush gardens. Within the main farmhouse you will find a living room, reading room, dining room, bar and gift shop. The farmhouse was built in 1929 and retains the character of a well looked after private house with roaring fires and friendly hospitality. The patio sprawls into the gardens with sweeping views of the valley and beyond.

The newly upgraded Farm Cottages echo the original style of Gibb’s Farm guest cottage. The rooms now have extra windows to bring the gardens and Ngorongoro Forest Reserve into view, larger bathrooms, greater privacy, and access to the surrounding flower gardens from private verandahs. All cottages feature wooden floors and classic interiors with wraparound windows. En suite garden bathrooms offer twin basins, luxurious bathtubs and indoor/outdoor showers. A wraparound fireplace warms the bathroom and living area.

Guests can carryout a number of different activities –  “A Farm Life” activity programme encourages cultural awareness, an historical interest, a connection to nature and a desire for adventure – and still leaves ample time for relaxing and enjoying the gentle rhythm of farm life.