Gibb's Farm

Gibb's Farm: Information from the owner

All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own report, which contains our own observations and views.

Type Guest House
No. of rooms 21
Last updated 4-Aug-2017

Main description of Gibb's Farm

Gibbs Farm: Facilities

Property facilities Restaurant
Room facilities En-Suite, Fireplace, Outside Shower, Shower, Verandah, Safe, Complementary Wi-Fi, Balcony / Deck, Dressing Gowns, Hair Dryer, Lounge Area, Pure Cotton Linen, Laundry Service (Available)
Available services Credit Card, Foreign Exchange, Babysitting Service, Room Service
Activities on site (some activities may be seasonal) Bird Watching, Cycling, Garden Tours, High Tea, Massages, Safaris, Walks (Self Guided), Game Viewing, Cultural Tours, Hiking, Animal Encounters, Big 5, Child Friendly Activities, Game Drives, General Sightseeing, Mountain Biking, Wildlife Tours

Room types at Gibbs Farm

Cottages

Cottages

Gibb’s Farm’s rustic charm and gracious accommodations provide an ideal sanctuary for a few day’s respite while on safari or for an extended vacation or honeymoon getaway. • 19 guest cottages (21 bedrooms) —each featuring a unique theme, authentic artwork and richly appointed with eucalyptus floors and hand-crafted furniture. • Each cottage has lovely views of the coffee plantation or the expansive vegetable garden. • Two cottages are interconnecting. IN ROOM FACILITIES: • Wi-Fi access is available in all rooms • 19 cottages have two queen size beds and one cottages has a king size bed • Writing desk area and a lounge with open wood burning fireplace • Outside deck overlooking the gardens • En-suite bathroom with fireplace, indoor and outdoor showers, bathtub and a separate toilet • Hairdryer • In-room safe

Units at Gibbs Farm

Bustani House

Bustani House

• A two bedroom cottage, with a common living area and two bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom and outside shower, is available for families or couples travelling together.
• One Bedroom features a queen bed and the second bedroom has two single beds.

Deutsche House

Deutsche House

• A two bedroom cottage, with a common living area and two bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom and outside shower, is available for families or couples travelling together.
• One Bedroom features a queen bed and the second bedroom has two single beds

Activities at Gibbs Farm

Activities

Activities

Choose from a wide array of experiences giving you a rich insight into sustainable farming methods, tribal folklore, Maasai legends, traditional Tanzanian village life, and East African art. You can opt to wander around the farm, help out with baking, harvesting or coffee roasting, take a variety of walks in the surrounding areas, visit the local rural community on a cycling safari, experience a wildlife safari in Lake Manyara National Park, or volunteer for various community programmes.

Community & Cultural Experiences - Artists-in-Residence

Community & Cultural Experiences - Artists-in-Residence

Through Gibb’s Farm’s artists-in-residence program, East African artists stay at the farm and create commissioned artwork. Meet some of East Africa’s most talented artists, learn about their influences and inspiration and watch them create their artwork, which is available for purchase.

Community & Cultural Experiences - Cultural Journey

Community & Cultural Experiences - Cultural Journey

Outing to Tloma, a nearby village, where you have the opportunity to meet a local family and learn about Iraqw culture and traditional ways of life. Discover the age-old process of making pots, try your hand at pounding grain and taste the local brew.

Community & Cultural Experiences - Helping Hands Safari

Community & Cultural Experiences - Helping Hands Safari

Get to know a culture and people while on safari by lending a helping hand for the communities that support your vacation or travel experience. Gibb’s Farm offers different opportunities to get involved, including School Desk and Furniture Carpentry and Erosion Control Tree Planting.

Community & Cultural Experiences - Karatu Town Tour

Community & Cultural Experiences - Karatu Town Tour

A tour of Karatu, where you will visit various businesses such as the market, a local bar and hair salon, and observe daily life in this African town.

Community & Cultural Experiences - Tloma Primary School Visit

Community & Cultural Experiences - Tloma Primary School Visit

Meet the students and teachers at Tloma Primary School, and learn firsthand about the successes and challenges of education in rural Tanzania.

Cycling Safaris

Cycling Safaris

Explore the back roads of the village by bicycle or for the more adventurous, take a mountain bike day trip to Rotia, an unforgettable way to experience rural Tanzania.

Farm Walks - Around the Farm

Farm Walks - Around the Farm

Gibb’s Farm offers many different walks, depending upon your interests and desired activity level.

Experience a real working farm as you explore our organic 10-acre fruit and vegetable gardens and 30-acre coffee fields.

Farm Walks - Garden Walk

Farm Walks - Garden Walk

A 40 minute stroll through eight historic gardens with Horticulturist Lazaro Msasi Gwandu.

Farm Walks - Indigenous Medicinal Walk

Farm Walks - Indigenous Medicinal Walk

Indigenous Maasai healers lead you through the Ngorongoro Forest, where over 20 medicinal plants commonly used in Tanzania to treat health problems are described.

Farm Walks - Ngorongoro Forest Walk

Farm Walks - Ngorongoro Forest Walk

A Gibb’s Farm naturalist is your guide for this tranquil two-hour walk through the farm and into the Ngorongoro Forest. Discover more than 200 species of birds, dozens of native plants and trees, and an incredibly diverse array of wildlife.

Safari - Lake Manyara

Safari - Lake Manyara

In Lake Manyara National Park, you can see giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, ostrich, elephant, bushbuck, aardvarks and the occasional leopard, while the lake attracts over 380 species of birds, including flamingoes, pelicans, storks, cormorants, Egyptian geese and spur-winged geese.

A delicious gourmet picnic on safari with farm fresh bread and produce tops the experience.

Safari - Ngorongoro Crater

Safari - Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater boasts more than 30,000 animals, in and around the crater, including lion, hippo, hyena, wildebeest, zebra, African buffalo and more. You will soon see why Ngorongoro Crater is considered to be among the world’s great wonders!

A delicious gourmet picnic on safari with farm fresh bread and produce tops the experience

Traditional African Massage Treatments

Traditional African Massage Treatments

A variety of treatments, tailored to suit your needs, are offered within the privacy of your cottage. Based on Maasai healing techniques, the naturally derived treatments draw from over 50 different indigenous plants and offer a complete sensory experience.

Walking Safaris -  Waterfall/Elephant Caves Walk

Walking Safaris - Waterfall/Elephant Caves Walk

On this two-hour hike through the forested slopes of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, you will discover a magnificent waterfall and incredible “elephant caves” created by elephants digging up the earth to ingest the vitamin-rich soil. You may see buffalo, bushbuck, waterbuck and baboons, also attracted by the soil.

Walking Safaris - Farm to Ngorongoro Crater Rim Hike

Walking Safaris - Farm to Ngorongoro Crater Rim Hike

Guided by a Gibb’s Farm naturalist and rangers from Ngorongoro Conservation Area, this exciting 6-7 hour wilderness hike takes you to awe-inspiring, untouched forests where you will encounter unique plant life, animals and rare birds. A medium - high level of fitness is required.

Walking Safaris - Village Walk

Walking Safaris - Village Walk

This leisurely two-hour walk around our neighboring village of Tloma provides a personal look at Tanzanian village life.


Wildlife Safaris - Hippo Pools Sunset Safari Outing

Wildlife Safaris - Hippo Pools Sunset Safari Outing

After an early lunch, experience a guided afternoon drive through the famous Manyara National Park to see hippos gathered at sunset at the Hippo Pools. Enjoy drinks and snacks as you marvel at these magnificent creatures.

Wildlife Safaris - Lake Manyara Night Drive

Wildlife Safaris - Lake Manyara Night Drive

One of the best ways to observe rarely-seen nocturnal animals as park guides take you on a wondrous night of discoverya to Lake Manyara National Park.

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