Gibbs Farm
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

Gibbs Farm is nestled on the outer slopes of the Ngorongoro Crater, offering expansive views of the Great Rift Valley in Tanzania.

Why We Love it and You Will Too

  • This historic farm (once a family-run coffee plantation) is brimming with charm and wonder, offering a complete change in scenery from your typical safari camps and lodges.
  • We love that there is a strong focus on community upliftment and sustainability, with everything you find on your plate grown organically in the surrounding gardens.
  • At Gibbs Farm you’ll quickly feel very much at home and be well taken care of by the staff members who will quickly feel like old acquaintances. 
  • During your stay you can try a guided crater walk or head out on a full day safari within the nearby national parks: Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, and Lake Eyasi.
  • Take your pick from accommodation in the one-bedroom farm cottages or in one of the two-bedroom farmhouses, perfect for larger groups or families. 

Your Gibbs Farm Experience

If you’re seeking something different during your travels through Tanzania, look no further than Gibbs Farm in the heart of the Great Rift Valley..

The property boasts an intriguing history, first established in the early 1900s by a German Duke as a coffee plantation before it was later purchased by James and Margaret Gibb who eventually built the additional cottages in 1972, and thereby making it one of the first guest houses in northern Tanzania.

Its most special features don’t end there though. Settled within the outer reaches of the Ngorongoro Crater, it occupies an ultra-secluded location and boasts phenomenal views of the Great Rift Valley. And while you can still embark on day tours into the various national parks for ample game viewing, it’s the kind of place where you’ll want to spend most of your time exploring the grounds. 

There are all sorts of farm walks you can join, where you can explore the 10-acre vegetable garden, complete with fruit trees and various herbs. Everything farmed here goes straight to the kitchen and then to your plate, and if you’d like to lend a hand during your stay, you can even help with collecting the eggs or milking the cows. Baking classes are offered in the morning, along with special farm tours to learn about coffee processing.   

And while you can certainly get your hands a little dirty during your stay, you will still be well taken care of by the Gibbs Farm staff, and sleep oh-so comfortably in one of the gorgeous little cottages or within one of the main farmhouses. 

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