Photo: Cottage interior
Photo: Dining looking out at the farm
Photo: Homemade cuisine
Photo: Organic gardens
Photo: Flora and fauna
Photo: A visit to Ngorongoro Crater

Gibb’s Farm

Overlooking the centuries-old Great Rift Valley and Ngorongoro Forest, Gibb’s Farm was one of the first guesthouses in Northern Tanzania. Established as a coffee farm in the late 1920s and refurbished as a warm, rustic luxury inn, Gibb’s Farm is a welcome retreat for a few days’ respite while on safari.

The main farmhouse and 17 cottages offer the warmth and charm of another era, with all of the modern amenities you could ask for. Inside, beautiful architectural details, such as the farmhouse’s original wooden beams, and colourful artwork reflecting the inspirations of local African artists greet you. Outside, the farm’s organic vegetable and terraced flower gardens provide a wonderful sanctuary for afternoon tea or a quiet walk to impart a sense of contentment and well-being.

Generations of local families have helped to create a truly special and authentic experience, based upon East African traditions and hospitality. Gibb’s Farm’s deep and long-standing connection to the community continues to inspire excellence and the farm’s sustainable, renewable practices serve as a model for living in harmony with nature.

One of the Top 15 Hotels in Africa.

Conde Nast traveler

The best meal I ever had was in Tanzania, in Gibb’s Farm, off Lake Manyara. They grow the vegetables and fruit in the backyard, and it’s organic. It was so healthy I would eat myself to death there. Unbelievable.

Martina Navratilova quoted in Bon Appetit, June 2007