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Gibb's Farm
Gibb's Farm
Gibb's Farm

Reviews of Gibbs Farm

Wildlife sightings and reviews

40 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Gibbs Farm and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa

Wildlife sightings by our travellers
Starting in Oct-2019, 1 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Gibbs Farm.
Lion

100% success

Leopard

0% success

Wild dog

0% success

Buffalo

100% success

Elephant

100% success

Hippo

100% success

Spotted Hyena

100% success

Zebra

100% success

Aardvark

0% success

Black Rhino

0% success

Eland

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

Striped Hyena

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Wildebeest

0% success

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Arrival date
Mr & Mrs S
Teddington

"Gibb's Farm review"

2 nights Arrived 12 Oct 2019
"A welcome interlude from the safari camps. Fantastic accommodation and a real 'colonial' feel to the place. Staff really welcoming and made for a wonderful stay. Food was superb, much sourced from their own organic production. A 'groaning' buffet table at lunch and a delicious evening menu. Really interesting to see their intensive organic food and animal production on site, showing what can be achieved in terms of agricultural production.

There as some noise intrusion sitting on the main terrace on the Saturday from the swimming pool construction being undertaken, otherwise you couldn't fault the place.

We looked at things on our own rather than join the myriad activities organised on the farm, and had a fantastic day trip to Lake Manyara GP for which Gibbs is well-located (25 minutes away). Animal sightings noted below are for our trip to LMNP." See all these reviews: 14n in Tanzania
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Good
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Sightings Report

Buffalo

10 sightings

Elephant

10 sightings

Hippo

8 sightings

Lion

4 sightings

Spotted Hyena

2 sightings

Zebra

10 sightings

JS
Vancouver

"Love this place"

2 nights Arrived 15 Jun 2019
"Second time here for me - it was wonderful. Sarah said it was her favourite place to stay. The food great as was the service and the location. First class all the way" See all these reviews: 7n in Tanzania
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Lawrence
London

"Gibb's Farm review"

3 nights Arrived 11 Feb 2019
"The gardens were beautiful and it was like a mini oasis." See all these reviews: 9n in Tanzania; 1n in Kenya
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Good
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Ms P.
Minneapolis

"Gibb's Farm review"

2 nights Arrived 29 Oct 2018
"We absolutely loved Gibbs Farm! Every part of the property, accommodations and service were absolutely perfect. The location was fantastic - on the crater rim but outside Ngorogoro. We could have used another day here to rest and relax and adjust to the time change and rigorous schedule." See all these reviews: 12n in Tanzania; 4n in Zanzibar
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Miss RK
USA

"Good stay for the crater"

2 nights Arrived 4 Oct 2017
"We stayed at beautiful camps in both Tarangerie (Kuro) and the North Serengeti (Mkombe Hourse) so Gibbs Farm felt more resort like without as much personal attention.

The grounds are beautiful and the food is 90% homegrown with safe drinkable water so this is a major ease of mind. The rooms are very large but good use some attention. Food is very fresh and very good. It is about an hours from the crater but wasn't an issue since we left at 5:45am and beat the crowds.

If you don't want to deal with a windy roads down to the crater, there are nice camps closer but at a higher price." See all these reviews: 10n in Tanzania
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Good
Service:
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
EBL
Brookline

"Delightful Gibb's Farm"

1 night Arrived 12 Feb 2017
"We spent one night and most of the next day at Gibb's Farm, which was the perfect place to recharge after lengthy flights and before heading on Safari. After a wonderful few hours at Lake Manyara we headed up to Gibbs and settled in to our beautiful cabin with terrace and view over the extensive working farm. The grounds are overflowing with plants and magnificent trees with seating areas scattered amongst.

The main house has a bar, inside and outside seating, a small, well-stocked shop, and various activities and options for day trips. And the food - terrific - and all from their own or local sources. Service was attentive and friendly. We took a farm tour and sat and stared at the coffee plantations, the African rift valley hills and the vegetation. A perfect spot to get your bearings and head up to the Ngorongoro crater.

I could easily have stayed another day doing absolutely nothing!" See all these reviews: 10n in Tanzania; 5n in Zanzibar
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Dr C
Newmarket

"Gibb's Farm review"

2 nights Arrived 1 Feb 2017
"I have had the pleasure of being at Gibb's Farm a few times in the past 5 years and have always found it to be exceptional in service and amenities. This stay was a bit disappointing for me as some of the creature comforts i.e., biscuits with coffee in the morning, high tea in the afternoon, sufficient drinking water in the rooms have been discontinued and the fact sheets in the cottages are outdated with the information that they offer. These are small items but the details shape the memory.

There were also some issues with food; poor quality with to-go boxes for lunch, long waits for for some snacks upon arriving the first day. After speaking with the manager, who was very receptive, the food issues were cleared up.

However, after saying all the above guess who will be staying there again in June...yes, me. I love Gibb's Farm, the setting is spectacular, the gardens delightful, the birds and other creatures running around charming and the staff is warm, welcoming and helpful." See all these reviews: 9n in Tanzania
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Average
Facilities:
Excellent
Mrs C
San Francisco

"Gibb's Farm is beautiful!"

3 nights Arrived 30 Aug 2016
"Gibb's Farm is beautiful! We can tell the owner spent tremendous amount of time and energy to make the garden and surrounding area look incredible.

On the negative side, the road from the highway to Gibb's Farm is 20 mins of unpaved road. Maybe that is all there is in that part of Tanzania but its a lot of bumpy rides going in and out of the farm." See all these reviews: 7n in Tanzania; 3n in Kenya
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Average
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Ms R & Ms R
London

"Loved Gibb's Farm"

2 nights Arrived 21 Jul 2016
"We wore sorry we had only two nights here. We would have liked at least another night as there was so much to do." See all these reviews: 11n in Tanzania
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs C
Bristol

"2 nights at Gibbs Farm"

2 nights Arrived 10 Feb 2015
"Gibbs Farm was a lush tropical oasis in the midst of a dry dusty countryside! The accommodation, restaurant and catering were unequalled. All staff were pleasant and attentive and we had excellent service by Chris when dining al fresco for dinner and breakfast. There were very generous amounts of food provided for picnics when out on safari.

We had booked to stay at Gibbs Farm so that we could day-trip into the Ngorongoro Crater and this worked very well. There were plenty of activities advertised at the Farm including walks around the coffee plantations, but sadly we didn't have time for any of these." See all these reviews: 12n in Tanzania
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
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