Gibbs Farm hugs nearly a mile of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, part of a 3,200 square mile reserve. Ideally located, the Farm lies half way between Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater, near the village of Karatu.
It is an oasis of green, calm and beauty, in a landscape that can often be dry and dusty. The lodge offers 18 charming cottages with en-suite bathrooms set among the beautifully manicured English gardens. All our rooms have lovely decor reminiscent of their unique garden setting and have been recently upgraded. The main facilities, consisting of a peaceful sitting room, reading room, dining room serving fresh home-cooked meals, a well-stocked bar and gift shop, are situated in the old farmhouse. Built in 1929, the Farmhouse has hardly changed, retaining the charm of a well looked-after private house.
Coffee is grown, processed and roasted on the farm, and a vast 10 acre fruit and organic vegetable garden provides nearly all the fruit and vegetables to the guests, who wake up to fresh coffee, a multitude of flowers and breathtaking views. Gibbs Farm provides a welcome stop on any safari, and a base from which to enjoy the many activities available in the foothills of the Ngorongoro Crater. Even if your stay is short, find time for a tour of the splendid gardens.