Fodor's Expert Review Gibbs Farm

Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha, Tanzania

If it weren't for the profusion of flowering plants and trees and sunny weather, you could believe yourself in an English country house at this working organic coffee farm midway between Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater. The 1929 farmhouse has managed to retain its old-fashioned genteel nature with a wide veranda, intimate lounges, inviting reading nooks, and a bar and dining room that look much as they must have done almost 100 years ago. Intimate, luxurious guest cottages with en-suite bathrooms are scattered throughout the gardens and provide a perfect base to explore the crater and Lake Manyara National Park, as well as a perfect respite from exhilarating game drives. Expect delicious home-cooked food served with organic veggies and fruit from the farm's own gardens by friendly management dedicated to sustaining the land and supporting the nearby communities.The coffee is superb. Take advantage of the Masai health and beauty treatments developed by a third-generation Masai healer or the six-to-seven hour hike into the crater


  • locally produced food served up daily from their gardens
  • rooms are spacious and uniquely decorated
  • some of the prettiest outdoor showers around


  • A rather bumpy hour-long ride out to the crater <span>Ngorongoro Crater</span>, <span>Arusha</span>. <span>027/253–4397</span>. <span><a href=""></a></span>. <span>20 cottages</span>. <span>In-room: no a/c, safe, no TV. In-hotel: restaurant, bar, pool</span>. <span>All meals</span>




Phones: 027-253–4397


20 cottages
Rate Includes: All meals

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