Gibb's Farm

Location: Serengeti & Northern Tanzania | Tanzania

Price guide: £££££ £200-£350 per person per night

High on the wall of the Rift Valley, Tanzania, where elephants dig the red soil for minerals, and coffee farmers and Maasai herders live side by side, lies Gibb's Farm. Specialising in wholesome rustic hospitality, this fully functioning farm seduces guests with the welcoming warmth of its staff and the beauty of its surroundings.
Perfect forRustic rest and rejuvenation.
In the knowThe African spa allows you to unwind through the ancient healing traditions of the Maasai. With healers using indigenous plant-based medicines, this guarantees to be a spa treatment to remember!

Recommended for...

  • Cultural Immersion
  • Eco-tourism
  • Family-friendly
  • Food & Wine

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Gibb's Farm clings to the slopes of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in northern Tanzania.

Rooms at Gibb's Farm

All 20 cottages at Gibb's Farm have been lovingly restored in keeping with the original design of the main farm building. Traditional features and indigenous artworks effortlessly combine with the more recent addition of larger windows and private verandas, bringing the beauty of the Ngorongoro Forest into full view.

Food & Drink

All ingredients used in the farm’s healthy and hearty meals are sourced from the estate gardens. Menus are dictated by the seasons ensuring that only the freshest dishes make it to your dining table. Guests are invited to inspect the vegetable gardens for themselves, and watch as the coffee is roasted ready for the breakfast table.


The African Living Spa allows you to unwind through the ancient healing traditions of the Maasai. With healers using indigenous plant-based medicines, this guarantees to be a spa treatment to remember!

Activities at Gibb's Farm

With a UNESCO World Heritage Site just down the road, it would be churlish not to mention game drives in the Ngorongoro Crater. However, there’s far more than just safaris on offer. Wander the streets and markets of Karatu with a local guide, visit the children at Tloma Primary School, take a walk into the forest or simply hop on a bike and explore the rural hillside at your own pace.

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Hotel location

From Kilimanjaro airport, it's a 45-minute drive to Arusha, from where you can enjoy a scenic drive to Gibb's Farm, or take a flight to Manyara airport, where you will be met by a member of the team and driven to the farm by private vehicle.

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