Gibbs Farm

Overview of Gibbs Farm

Founded around 100 years ago as a coffee plantation, the peaceful, relaxing Gibbs Farm sits on the outer slopes of the Ngorongoro Crater. Here you’ll discover the true flavor of East African hospitality, the slow pace of farm life, and a connection with the land, Tanzanian culture, and its people.

Gibbs Farm enjoys a great location, perfect for visiting the Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara National Parks, or Lake Eyasi. Closer to home, wake up in your comfortable cottage to the calls of Nature before exploring the surroundings.

What we love at Gibbs Farm

Rooms at Gibbs Farm

Our 17 cottages at Gibbs Farm are airy and spacious, refurbished to a fine standard and with style. They boast either two queen-size or one king-size bed. Each room oozes style and tradition, a perfect place to unwind and relax. Or perhaps choose a two-bedroom farmhouse?
You can refresh in the outdoor shower, then sit back in the living area or on the private terrace. Mosquito nets are provided. We welcome singles, couples, and families, too.
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Dining at Gibbs Farm

The organic gardens at Gibbs Farm bear fruit and vegetables and herbs, too. The farm-to-table philosophy is at its best here, with locally sourced meat to provide you with super eco-friendly breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Sip on the coffee cultivated in the fields in front of you.
Of course, our kitchen crew skillfully crafted all the raw ingredients to delight our guests’ tastebuds. Both European and local Tanzanian touches influence the delicious farm cuisine.

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Facilities at Gibbs Farm

  • 24h-Electricity
  • Baby cot
  • Balcony
  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Bedside lamps
  • Chair
  • Chalet
  • Clothes rack
  • Deluxe room
  • Digital Safe
  • Double room
  • Dressing table
  • Extra bed
  • Family rooms
  • Fan 
  • Flushable en-suite toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Hand towel
  • Indoor room seating area
  • Insect repellant 
  • Interconnected rooms
  • Kettle 
  • Luggage stand
  • Outdoor room seating area
  • Room service 
  • Single room
  • Suite 
  • Toiletries
  • Torch
  • Towels
  • Triple rooms
  • Twin room
  • Umbrella 
  • Wake-Up call
  • Wardrobe with hangers 
  • Water bottles 
  • Whistle 
  • Wi-Fi
  • Writing desk
  • À la carte
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Bar
  • Buffet 
  • Cake 
  • Champagne
  • Full board
  • Indoor dining area
  • Kid meals 
  • Minibar
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Packed lunchboxes
  • Picnic area 
  • Restaurant
  • Room service 
  • Tea and Coffee maker
  • Wine
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning 
  • Hand wash
  • Ironing service 
  • Laundry
  • Sanitizing
  • Shoe cleaning
  • Sun-Dried
  • 24-Hour security
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Digital safe
  • Escort guards
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Maasai security guards
  • Radio call
  • Security alarm
  • Torch
  • Balcony
  • Coffee plantation views
  • Forest view
  • Garden
  • Garden view
  • Landscape view
  • Mountain views
  • Nearby coffee plantation
  • Nearby forest
  • Sun deck
  • Sunrise view
  • Sunset view 
  • Swimming pool 
  • Wildlife View
  • Boutique shop
  • Cash payment
  • Credit card payment 
  • Currency exchange
  • Massage
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Wi-Fi
Disclaimer:  Some of the above services may have an additional charge.

Activities in Gibbs Farm

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FAQs for Gibbs Farm

You have questions, many questions. With over 35 years of experience, we at Easy Travel believe we have the answers.

From Arusha, a journey by vehicle is around 140km and takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes. 

If you prefer to fly, there are flights from Arusha or Kilimanjaro Airports to Lake Manyara Airstrip. which is only a 60-minute flight and a 40-minute drive from the airstrip to the lodge.

Yes, as Tarangire, Lake Manyara, and Lake Eyasi are all accessible, the Farm is the perfect place for those who have already visited those parks and are now heading to the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti. 

Choose from one-bedroomed Garden Cottages or two-bedroomed Family Farmhouses.

Room amenities include Wi-fi, laundry (at extra charge), extra bed (upon request), room safe, fireplace, mosquito net, bath, indoor and outdoor showers, living area, private terrace, yoga mats, living area, hairdryer, international plug points, USB charging port. 

Gibbs Farm features two-family houses plus the option to combine two (or more) garden cottages for extended family stays.

The family houses each have two ensuite bedrooms, a living area, indoor and outdoor showers, and a private terrace. These can accommodate up to 4 adults or two adults and four children.

The one-bedroomed cottages can be combined for families. Each is ensuite, with a living area and terrace. Twin cottages sleep up to 2 adults and three children; double cottages sleep up to 2 adults and one child.

Yes, guests can massage in the privacy of their own cottage/house. Please ask reception to pre-book.

Many activities are available at the Gibbs Farm, some at extra charge.

These include bakery classes, coffee picking or roasting, elephant cave walks, visiting the artists in residence/gallery, garden chess, shopping in the boutique, swimming, birdwatching, walks (in the Farm or garden), Tloma village visits, safari day trips, cycling, milking cows/feeding pigs, spa and wellness, harvesting vegetables, Tembo fire tales.

A two-hour guided adventure taking in a visit to the famous Elephant Caves inside the Conservation Area is recommended. Enjoy seeing plummeting waterfalls along the way, and marvel at the elephant caves gouged out by the mighty mammals with their tusks as they seek out the rich soil!

Yes, there is an outdoor fireplace at Gibbs Farm.

Guests are always advised to drink bottled water at the lodge and use the water in the taps for showers and washing. Use bottled water for cleaning your teeth, too.

It is useful to arrive at the lodge with sufficient cash to pay for extra drinks and staff gratuities. Banknotes such as 5-dollar, 10-dollar, and 20-dollar bills are best. Poor network coverage may mean that the card machine is not always working. Most of the time, you can use US Dollars in Tanzania, particularly in tourist areas, and major credit cards are accepted at most hotels, lodges, and camps. However, we advise having some local currency on you if you want to purchase from a local shop. Major towns and airports have forex bureaus where you can exchange most major currencies such as US Dollars, British Pounds, Euros, etc. 

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