Gibb's Farm is an oasis of green, calm and beauty, in a landscape that can often be parched, dry and dusty. The lodge offers 20 twin rooms with en-suite bathrooms set among the gardens. The main facilities, consisting of a sitting room, reading room, dining room (which serves fresh, home-cooked meals), bar and gift shop, are situated in the old farmhouse.
Coffee is grown, processed and roasted on the farm, and a vast ten-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. Gibb's Farm is renowned for its hospitality, personal service and excellent food. The rooms are set amongst beautiful gardens with views out across the coffee plantation towards the Mbulu Hills and Rift escarpment.
Huging 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.
The entire operation is a model of ecologically sustainable agriculture. Everything is grown organically using only natural fertilizer from the farm. All buildings and furniture are built using local materials and local labor, at their on-site workshop. All bottles are broken down and recycled, or used in building foundations. 90% of the hot water is heated using solar power. In short, every possible element of GIBB’S FARM is ecologically friendly and sustainable.
Built in 1929, the Farmhouse has hardly changed, retaining the charm of a well looked-after private house. Fireplaces fill the Farmhouse with warmth and historical charm. Just outside, a sprawling verandah and floral garden invite sweeping views of the valley below the Farm. Organic Coffee is grown, processed and roasted on the Farm, and a vast 10-acre organic fruit and vegetable garden provides 90% of the ingredients needed for fresh, home-cooked meals.
An oasis of green and tranquility at the very edge of the Ngorongoro Natural Rain forest. Home cooked meals supplied with fresh vegetables grown on the farm.