Gibb's Farms is situated against the forested slopes of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and offers a warm and friendly place to experience farm life at its best. Ideal for taking a break from your African safari, Gibb's Farm retains its historic charm and provides a welcoming retreat on a working farm.

Visit the working coffee plantation, dairy farm and piggery, and perhaps enjoy an interactive experience as you lend a hand. Stroll through the flower and vegetable garden or head further out for a forest walk. You can even enjoy a guided walk to the rim of the renowned Ngorongoro Crater rim. Visit the variety of community projects and initiatives to learn more about rural living in Tanzania.


  • Situated in the forested highlands not far from Ngorongoro Crater
  • Ideally located to explore the surrounding parks
  • Original farmhouse - working coffee plantation & dairy farm
  • Warm, friendly atmosphere & cosy, charming suites
  • Healthy, home cooked meals & fresh garden vegetables 
  • African Living Spa with Maasai healing therapies
  • Scenic walks in the beautiful English gardens 

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The living room still retains the same feel as it did in 1929, with a fireplace and many comfortable couches on which to lounge with a night-cap or a glass of red wine.

Unwind in the reading room that opens onto the patio, offering beautiful views of the coffee farm and valley below.

At the African Living Spa, you can relax and unwind with a range of treatments that are based on traditional Maasai healing techniques.

General Facilities

    Computer facilities
    Laundry service
    Beauty or wellness therapist


The 10-acre organic fruit and vegetable garden provides 90% of the ingredients needed for the home-cooked, hearty meals that you'll enjoy at Gibb's Farm. In the morning, tuck into a full breakfast with everything from fresh fruit, granola and breads, to pancakes, bacon and eggs. Return to a farm-style buffet lunch with wood-oven bread, soup, savoury meat and vegetable pies, quiche, and fresh salads as well as a wide selection of baked desserts. Dinner is a 4-course meal served to your table, featuring even more delicious, home-cooked meals.

Farm Cottage

Built in 1929, the farmhouse still features most of its original architecture and layout, and houses the dining area, living room and library.The accommodation can be found in 17 cottages, spaced around the gardens, allowing for absolute privacy.

The cottages are built to echo the original style of the farm and feature wraparound windows, wooden floors, and private verandas that open out into the flower garden. The spacious bathrooms feature twin basins, indoor-outdoor showers, and separate bathtubs. The fireplace in each cottage keeps both the bathroom and living area warm.

Farm Cottage AMENITIES

    En-suite bathroom
    Outdoor shower
    Outdoor area


  • Biking
  • Bird watching
  • Cultural tours
  • Day tours
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Historical tours
  • Jogging trails
  • Local village visits
  • Night drives
  • Guided walking safaris
  • High tea on offer
  • Hiking
  • Mountain biking
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $415 Half Board
  • 01 Nov 2017 - 19 Dec 2017 $330 Half Board
  • 20 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 $450 Half Board

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • On our way to the Crater Lodge, we stopped at a tribal village to learn about their culture. Next, we had a delightful stop at Gibbs Farms. We enjoyed our tour of the organic farm and learning about the harvesting and roasting process for coffee beans. The lunch buffet was plentiful and the food was fresh and delicious including yummy desserts. The gift shop here had the best variety of lovely African handicrafts of all the locations we visited.

    Debbie Ross, September 2010
  • Absolutely loved the place. I would probably spend two days in the crater.

    Julie Greenberg, July 2010
  • An oasis was definately right! It was like an english B&B in the middle of Africa! The food was just so good and the service I think the best we had experienced and for me probably the best anywhere on any of my travels! We loved just sitting in the garden looking out over the coffee plantations in the late arvo having afternoon tea.

    Simone Corbett, October 2008
  • We enjoyed the small boutique hotels especially Gibbs Farm

    Tim Rose, October 2008
  • I am so thankful you put us in Gibb's Farm. Food, service and comfort was just what we needed after roughing it up in a camp. On the morning of our trip to Ngorongoro, they had forgotten about our coffee... imagine a coffee plantation and we left without a drop of anything! Ayoub was quick to prepare at least the coffee thermoses by himself in the kitchen. He also made sure that the manager found out. Later at dinner that evening, the manager approached our table, apologized personally for the error, and invited us to a bottle of good South African red wine.

    Maite Duarte, March 2008
  • Gibbs farm was incredible - 100 times more than we expected, with a huge room (more like a house!) all to ourselves... food and service was top draw!

    Dirk van Vlaanderen, January 2008

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Tatham Liprini

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"Set on a lush coffee plantation this property offers something for everyone. From feeding bushbabies, mountain biking, gardening to baking for the kids. It is also just 20 minutes away from the crater gate so is the perfect location from which to explore the wonders of the crater."



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Gibbs farm was incredible - 100 times more than we expected, with a huge room (more like a house!) all to ourselves... food and service was top draw!

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