Gibb's Farm

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

Fragrant scents of coffee welcome you to this working farm, that’s halfway between Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater. Originally built in the 1920s, it’s one of Tanzania’s oldest guesthouses. The elegant cottages and tranquil atmosphere makes Gibb’s Farm a highly recommend place to stay.

Accommodation is in delightful stone and wood cottages that are carefully secluded in the farm’s tropical gardens. They’re as far from a tented camp as you could possibly get, with bathtubs overlooking the gardens and a stone fireplace for the chilly evenings. You won’t see much wildlife here, but the staff will take you on a tour of the farm. All the organic produce goes into the delicious gourmet meals, which we think are some of the best in Tanzania.

From Gibb’s Farm you can make separate day trips to Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater, two of Africa’s most famous safari destinations. In the immediate vicinity there are various walks and cultural activities, along with a spa. Our favourite activity is lounging about the original farmhouse, that has retained its glamorous colonial features.

Tented camps are the norm for Tanzanian safari accommodation. Which makes Gibb’s Farm a wonderful change of pace and atmosphere. After a few days or adventure, the farm is ideal for recharging the batteries while still being close to the charms of Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara.

A childminding service can be arranged and the farm has lots of space for children to safely roam free. Guided tours of the farm are very educational and can be tailored towards children.


What's Included

  • All rooms have one or two double beds
  • All meals
  • WiFi
  • Game drives in a 4x4 purpose built safari vehicle
  • Guided tours of the working farm

Open all year round, children of all ages are welcome.

Price Information

This lodge can be booked as part of a tailor-made safari, with or without flights. Per person per night prices from £505 / €575 / $655

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