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Gibbs Farm Ngorongoro

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A Sanctuary for Senses at Gibbs Farm Ngorongoro

Gibbs Farm, nestled on the forested slopes of the Ngorongoro Crater, is more than just a safari lodge. It’s a historic organic farm and family-run haven offering a unique blend of relaxation, adventure, and cultural immersion. Here’s what awaits you at this charming retreat:

Steeped in History and Hospitality:

  • Established in the 1920s as a coffee plantation, Gibbs Farm is the oldest guesthouse in northern Tanzania. Generations of local families have contributed to its warm and welcoming atmosphere, ensuring an authentic East African experience.

Breathtaking Location and Diverse Activities:

  • The farm’s idyllic location offers panoramic views of the Great Rift Valley, a perfect backdrop for relaxation. While exploring the surrounding area, you can:
    • Embark on a safari: Venture into the renowned Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, teeming with wildlife. The crater is a 2-hour drive from the farm and offers a full-day excursion option.
    • Explore the local area: Take a guided walk through the indigenous forest, go bird watching, or visit a nearby Maasai village and learn about their culture.

A Working Farm Experience:

  • Immerse yourself in the farm’s daily rhythm. Witness coffee production from bean to brew, stroll through the expansive fruit and vegetable gardens, or participate in a farm activity. This is a unique opportunity to learn about sustainable agriculture practices.

Comfort and Charm in Every Corner:

  • Choose from two-family houses or seventeen cottages, each decorated with a distinct East African theme. Relax on your private veranda and soak in the fresh air and stunning scenery. The recently refurbished cottages offer spacious interiors with modern amenities, ensuring a comfortable stay.

A Celebration of Local Flavors:

  • Savor delicious meals prepared with fresh, home-grown produce. The farm-to-table philosophy ensures a unique culinary experience. Enjoy meals in various settings, from the charming dining room overlooking the gardens to a picnic lunch amidst the scenic landscape.

Relaxation and Well-Being:

  • Unwind after a day of exploration at the on-site wellness center (treatments may vary). Take a dip in the swimming pool or simply relax on a hammock with a good book, surrounded by the tranquility of the farm.

Commitment to Sustainability:

  • Gibbs Farm prioritizes responsible tourism practices. They are committed to sustainable farming methods and actively support the local community. Your stay contributes to the preservation of this unique environment and the well-being of its people.

An Unforgettable Escape:

Whether you’re seeking a relaxing retreat amidst nature, an enriching cultural experience, or an exciting safari adventure, Gibbs Farm Ngorongoro offers the perfect blend. This historic haven promises an unforgettable escape for those seeking a unique perspective on Tanzania.


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