Gibb's Farm

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania


Our Rating

Trip Advisor

Room Type

17 Guest cottages, 1 Family cottage

Child Policy

Children of all ages


Lounge, bar, spa, curio shop and gardens


Bush Walks, Game Drives, Biking, Hiking and Climbing


About This Accommodation

Gibbs Farm is located in Northern Tanzania, in Karatu, just 30 minutes from the Manyara Airstrip. It is situated between Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater and provides stunning vistas over the Great Rift Valley and the Ngorongoro Forest.

18 cottages are immersed in a lush jungle landscape, each with private patios, fireplaces, outdoor showers and charming farm-style décor. A family cottage is available and we find this to be a very captivating environment for children. It has gorgeous views and a really thoughtful and homey feel, making it perfect for both honeymooners and families.

We love this charming property. Part of its appeal is that it is a working farm with livestock, a coffee plantation, fruit trees, a vegetable and herb garden, a bakery, and their own dairy farm. Gibb’s Farm is self-sustainable and involved in the local community. It is independently-owned and operated and provides a unique and authentic experience.

Activities include optional walks through the Ngorogoro Forest, a guided tour of the Elephant Caves, and bike excursions. There is also a nice pool and a spa that spa offers traditional Maasai healing treatments.

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  • Located on the forested outside slopes of the Ngorongoro Crater, Gibb's Farm is a working Tanzanian coffee farm with views across the Rift Valley. From well-appointed cottages overlooking the gardens, guests can relax and savour the tranquil environment or explore the nearby Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara National Parks.

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What Our Clients Think

Gorgeous rooms, totally exceeded expectations."

Gorgeous lodge, quaint, very good food."

What a special place, incredible organic gardens resulting in fabulous divine meals... Love the enthusiastic and friendly staff. They sang Happy Birthday to me in Swahili which was very special."

Plenty to do on this property that is not wildlife related. A very family friendly choice... I wished I had one more cup of that amazing coffee with fresh milk before I left!"

Loved the fireplace in the room. The food was fantastic and we even had dinner at the private table with the fireplace located in the garden."

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