Gibb's Farm
Delicious homegrown organic farm style meals Shamba Cottage
Delicious homegrown organic farm style meals
Shamba Cottage

Gibb's Farm

Gibb's Farm imparts a sense of well-being, tranquillity and history—deeply rooted in African culture and community—in a warm, rustic luxury environment. A peaceful sanctuary to rejuvenate the senses while on safari in Tanzania, the farm features cosy, well-appointed cottages, breath-taking scenery and wildlife and unique cultural activities that allow you to fully experience the rhythms and beauty of the farm, community and nature.

Country

Tanzania

Highlights

The gentle and soothing ways of Gibb’s Farm offer a welcome retreat for the traveler on safari to Tanzania. You will discover an organic oasis, replete with natural beauty, healthful food and sustainable living. The oldest family owned and operated luxury lodge in Northern Tanzania, we are committed to the well-being of our guests, community and natural environment.

Need to Know

Gibb’s Farm is a true oasis, offering a luxurious, welcome retreat for a few days’ respite while on safari, an extended vacation or honeymoon getaway. Experience the warmth and gracious hospitality of our team, deeply rooted in East African culture and community, during your stay in one of our intimate and inviting cottages. Our historic farmhouse’s living room and dining areas, along with 21 beautifully decorated one and two bedroom guest cottages provide an elegant, comfortable home away from home.


SafarisSafaris


Guests can choose from a walking, hiking, 4x4 or mountain bike safari. Gibb's Farm is the ideal base from which to explore the surrounding national parks such as the Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and Lake Eyasi.


Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

Over 270 bird species can be seen in an incredibly varied and beautiful habitat, along with Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Spotted Hyena, Olive Baboon, Blue Monkey, Velvet Monkey, Dik Dik, Tree Hyrax, Water Buck, Bush Baby, Ground Squirrel, Leopard, Porcupine, Genet Cat, Banded Mongoose.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

Morning Bird Census, Bread Making, Milking, Vegetable Harvesting, Coffee Roasting, Afternoon High Tea, Traditional African Healing Massages, Bicycling, Jogging, Farm Walk, Garden Walk, Indigenous Medicinal Walk, Ngorongoro Forest Walk, Village Walk to name only a few.

FacilitiesFacilities

Gift shop, art gallery, in door  & out door dining rooms/venues, private romantic dining, bar,  24 hr electricity, free internet access, extensive grounds and gardens, 24 hour reception, 24 hour security

AccommodationAccommodation

Offering 21 one and two bedroom guest cottages - each featuring a unique theme and richly appointed with eucalyptus floors, hand-crafted furniture, two queen-size beds, indoor and outdoor showers, bathtub, hairdryer, in-room safe, fireplace and private verandah.

AccoladesAccolades

2013 & 2014 Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards - voted in the top 10 hotels in Africa. Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence Award in 2012, 2013 and 2014 2015 Safari Awards - "Best Safari Cuisine" in Tanzania

SeasonSeason

Peak Season: 20 December to 15 January, 15 June to 31 August Shoulder Season 16 January to 31 March 1 September to 31 October Green Season 1 April to 14 June 1 November to 19 December

Average StayAverage Stay

2.5 nights

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

(per person per night unless otherwise stated) US$345– US$450 Full Board.

Children PolicyChild Policy

A great place for families where children of all ages are welcome to relax,unwind and to partake in the numerous farm life acticvities. Children (sharing with parents) up to the age of 6 are fee, children (sharing with parents) from 7 to 16 are $35 per day in 2016 and $45 per day in 2017. Children age 17 and over are considered adults.

Contact and Social Media

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at safariawards.com.

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Safari Awards Results History - Africa

Year Category W RU 3rd HC F N
2017 Best Community Focused Safari Property Runner Up Finalist Nominee
2017 Best Design Nominee
2017 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property Winner Finalist Nominee
2017 Best Family Safari Experience Finalist Nominee
2017 Best Location Nominee
2017 Best Safari Cuisine Nominee
2017 Best Safari House Finalist Nominee
2017 Best Safari Spa / Retreat Finalist Nominee
2017 Best Service Nominee
2017 Best Value Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2017 Most Romantic Safari Property Nominee
2016 Best Community Focused Safari Property Third Place Finalist Nominee
2016 Best Design Nominee
2016 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property
2016 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property Highly Commended Finalist Nominee
2016 Best Family Safari Experience Highly Commended Finalist Nominee
2016 Best Location Nominee
2016 Best Safari Cuisine Nominee
2016 Best Safari House Finalist Nominee
2016 Best Value Safari Property Nominee
2015 Best Community Focused Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2015 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2015 Best Family Safari Experience Finalist Nominee
2015 Best Safari Cuisine Finalist Nominee
2015 Best Safari House Finalist Nominee
2015 Best Value Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2014 Best Safari Cuisine Finalist Nominee
2014 Best Walking Safari Finalist Nominee
2013 Best Safari Cuisine Nominee
2013 Best Safari Property East Africa Nominee
2013 Best Safari Spa Nominee
2011 Best Safari Cuisine Finalist Nominee
2011 Best Safari Hotel Winner Finalist Nominee
2011 Best Safari Spa Nominee
2010 Best Safari Cuisine Finalist Nominee
2010 Best Safari Hotel Third Place Finalist Nominee

Safari Awards Results History - Tanzania

Year Category W RU 3rd HC F N
2017 Best Community Focused Safari Property
2017 Best Design
2017 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property
2017 Best Family Safari Experience
2017 Best Location
2017 Best Safari Cuisine
2017 Best Safari House
2017 Best Safari Spa / Retreat
2017 Best Service
2017 Best Value Safari Property
2017 Most Romantic Safari Property
2016 Best Community Focused Safari Property
2016 Best Design
2016 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property
2016 Best Family Safari Experience
2016 Best Location
2016 Best Safari Cuisine
2016 Best Safari House
2016 Best Value Safari Property
2015 Best Community Focused Safari Property
2015 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property
2015 Best Family Safari Experience
2015 Best Safari Cuisine
2015 Best Safari House
2015 Best Value Safari Property
2014 Best Safari Cuisine
2014 Best Walking Safari
2013 Best Safari Cuisine
2013 Best Safari Property East Africa
2013 Best Safari Spa
2011 Best Safari Cuisine
2011 Best Safari Hotel
2011 Best Safari Spa
2010 Best Safari Cuisine
2010 Best Safari Hotel

- Winner (W)   - Runner Up (RU)   - Third Place (3rd)   - Highly Commended (HC)  
- Finalist (F)