Gibbs Farm

Sleeps
Resort
Karatu
,
Tanzania
Type
Rooms
Cabins
Location
Karatu
Tanzania

Gibbs farm is a very special place; we think the best coffee farm lodge around Karatu. The rolling hills, fantastic views and rich soils which fill the area all add to the special charm here. It is unique in that respect and with the Ngorongoro Crater in striking distance, you can twin your stay with Big 5 game viewing.

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Ben Nelson

Uncover a verdant paradise with views of the Great Rift Valley.

Gibbs Farm is perfectly positioned along the main safari route from Arusha to the Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Lake Eyasi National Parks; before heading north to the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti, is the ideal beginning, middle or end while on your safari journey.

As you unwind and relax amidst the peace and tranquillity of Gibbs Farm, you may wonder what lies beyond our uninterrupted panoramic views. To fully experience the rhythms and beauty of the farm, community and nature, Gibbs Farm offers a variety of activities, adventures and opportunities to explore on and around the farm.

Gibbs Farm is private property, and priority of activities and services are given to our in-house guests. Each of our seventeen 1-bedroom farm cottages holds its own story connected to Tanzanian culture and history told through unique furnishings and art collections. You have a choice of twin queen or king-sized bedrooms enveloped in a soft mosquito net. The cottages have recently been refurbished with modern touches to accentuate their classic charm and comfortably accommodate solo travellers, couples and families.

Try the Spa

Spoil yourself with one of the Maasai-inspired treatments in the spa, all of which use indigenous plants and shrubs – the Arabica coffee scrub is ideal for gentlemen guests!

Traditional Walk

Stroll through the Ngorongoro Forest with an indigenous Maasai healer, who will point out the more than 20 medicinal plants used at the Osero Clinic, the farm’s healthcare centre.

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Activities at Gibbs Farm

  • Explore the extensive grounds, the herb garden, rose garden, vegetable garden, and all the resident birdlife in the company of experienced horticulturalists.
  • You can look around the farm, including the coffee fields and cattle herd.
  • If you're interested in traditional medicine, you'll relish strolling through the Ngorongoro forest with Maasai healers and being introduced to a range of health-giving plants.
  • Forest walks with a naturalist.
  • You can get involved in farm life, joining in with bread making, vegetable harvesting, and coffee roasting!
  • Community and cultural experiences on offer include meeting Gibb's artist in residence, taking a trip to the local village Tloma, and travelling to Karatu for a town tour.
  • And, of course, several safari activities are available, such as walking along the Ngorongoro Crater rim, discovering the elephant caves deep in the Ngorongoro forest, and enjoying game drives within the Ngorongoro Crater.
Time for tea

Indulge in afternoon tea in the garden, on your private veranda or in the main lodge – but don't forget to enjoy a cup of the farm’s freshly ground Arabica coffee also!

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