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Gibb's Farm 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 in milking the cows, feeding the pigs or joining the farm's coffee roasters to experience traditional coffee roasting methods. Stroll through the old farmyard, the flower and vegetable garden, or head further out for a guided forest walk to discover a seasonal waterfall and mystical elephant caves. You can even enjoy a guided walk up to the rim of the renowned Ngorongoro Crater. 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 and dairy farm
  • Warm, friendly atmosphere and charming suites
  • Healthy, home cooked meals and fresh garden vegetables
  • African Living Spa with Maasai healing therapies
  • Scenic walks in the beautiful English-style gardens


  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Local village visits
  • Spa treatments
  • Full-day safaris
  • Jogging trails
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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The spacious and well-appointed Farm Cottages at Gibb's provide a tranquil retreat with all the modern amenities you might need for a comfortable stay. Enjoy the added touches of both an indoor and outdoor shower in the large en-suite bathroom, a private veranda with views of the farm gardens and a cosy wood burning fireplace in the cottage lounge to keep you toasty in the cooler evenings. The cottage can accommodate a small family in two queen beds and a third bed can be added for a fourth child.

Bustani House

There are two Farm Houses available at Gibb's: Bustani and Deutsches. Each of these spacious retreats feature two en suite bedrooms, private living areas and gardens. The Farm Houses are perfect for families who want to enjoy private tranquility in the absolute beauty of nature.


Built in 1929, the farmhouse still features most of its original architecture and layout, and houses the dining area, living room and library.

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 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.


The 10-acre organic fruit and vegetable garden provides 90 per cent of the ingredients needed for the home-cooked, gastronomic delights 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 (that you can help make), 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.

General facilities

  • Safe
  • Wi-fi available
  • Swimming Pool
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Laundry service
  • Spa
  • Curio or Gift shop


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Dates Board Price
2022-06-01 — 2022-08-31 Half Board (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) $525
2022-09-01 — 2022-10-31 Half Board (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) $480
2022-11-01 — 2022-12-18 Half Board (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) $395
2022-12-19 — 2022-12-31 Half Board (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) $525
2023-01-01 — 2023-01-05 Half Board (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) $560
2023-01-06 — 2023-03-31 Half Board (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) $510
2023-04-01 — 2023-05-31 Half Board (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) $420
2023-06-23 — 2023-08-31 Half Board (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) $560
2023-09-01 — 2023-10-31 Half Board (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) $510
2023-11-01 — 2023-12-18 Half Board (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) $420
2023-12-19 — 2023-12-31 Half Board (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) $560

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

William Lambert Main

"Gibbs Farm was beautiful, the staff were friendly, the room was lovely, as were the gardens. The food was excellent and liked the way they grew all their own fruit and veg, and raised their own beef, chicken and pork!"

Debbie Ross

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 bean s. 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.
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Julie Greenberg

"Absolutely loved the place. I would probably spend two days in the crater."

Simone Corbett

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.
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Tim Rose

"We enjoyed the small boutique hotels especially Gibbs Farm"

Maite Duarte

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 wi thout 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.
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Dirk van Vlaanderen

"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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