Location: Ngorongoro Crater / Karatu
Gibb's Farm is on the forested slopes of the Ngorongoro Crater and hugs nearly a mile of the
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, part of a 3,200 square mile reserve.
Set among formal English gardens, the farmhouse and 18 en suite cottages are the heart of a working farm. Built in 1929, the farmhouse has hardly changed, retaining the charm of a well looked-after private house. Cosy living rooms and reading corners are just steps away from the dining room, bar and gift shop.
Fireplaces fill the farmhouse with warmth and historical charm. Just outside, a sprawling veranda 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.
Gibb’s Farm provides a welcome stay on any safari, and a base from which to enjoy the many activities available in the foothills of the Ngorongoro Forest, The Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara National Park.
Each of the cottages has a theme indicated by the name of the cottage. These themes explore different aspects of the farm and the surrounding communities and are supported by the artwork adorning the walls and shelves of each cottage, adding to the story.
The artwork is commissioned through an artist-in-residence SANAA program which invites East African artists to spend time at the farm exploring their creativity and helping Gibb’s Farm bridge the traveler and the artist.