Gibb's Farm

Reviews of Gibb's Farm

Good(88%) From 40 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 40 of our travellers who have visited Gibb's Farm, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
JS from Vancouver
Arrived on: 15-Jun-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Love this place

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

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Lawrence from London
Arrived on: 11-Feb-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Gibb's Farm review

The gardens were beautiful and it was like a mini oasis.

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Ms P. from Minneapolis
Arrived on: 29-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Gibb's Farm review

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.

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The K family from USA
Arrived on: 4-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Good stay for the crater

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.

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EBL from Brookline
Arrived on: 12-Feb-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Delightful Gibb's Farm

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!

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Dr C from Newmarket
Arrived on: 1-Feb-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Gibb's Farm review

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.

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Mrs C from San Francisco
Arrived on: 30-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Gibb's Farm is beautiful!

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.

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Ms R & Ms R from London
Arrived on: 21-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Loved Gibb's Farm

We wore sorry we had only two nights here. We would have liked at least another night as there was so much to do.

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Mr & Mrs C from Bristol
Arrived on: 10-Feb-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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2 nights at Gibbs Farm

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.

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Mr & Mrs C from Hampshire
Arrived on: 1-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Gibb's Farm review

Gibbs Farm was an excellent base for the visit to the Crater, despite the early start.

It was a complete contrast to the safari camps. Our cottage (room 2) was palatial with all the facilities.. The grounds and gardens were lovely and very well maintained.

The food was as you would expect very good making use of many of the home grown fruits and vegetables.

We can thoroughly recommend the laundry service.

We were lucky to have a very close encounter with a rhino during our visit to the Crater

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