Location of Camp: Near Ngorongoro Crater
Type of Safari Camp: Small lodge
Rating (1-5+): 4+
Camp Accomodations: 20 twin rooms with ensuite bathrooms set among the gardens near the main building. 18 Luxury Cottages set in a private area up the hill. Main building houses sitting room, reading room, dining room bar and gift shop.
Local Wildlife: 170 Species of birds, occasional elephant.
When to Visit: Anytime except April and May
Safari Activities at Camp: Elephant Cave Hike, walk to Karatu, Bird feeding, Iraqw Cultural Visit, Tloma Primary School Visit, Spa treatment, visit on site artists.
Formerly a working coffee plantation, the farm is set high on the hillside with a breathtaking view of the surrounding hills. There are 20 cottages near the main building, and 18 luxury cottages set farther up the hill in total privacy. They feature rich wooden floors and classic interiors with wraparound windows. En-suite garden bathrooms offer twin basins, luxurious bathtubs and indoor/ outdoor showers. A wraparound fireplace warms the bathroom and living area.
Gibb’s host several working artists on the grounds, and has an amazing collection of art in the Sanaa Art Gallery . It’s also known for its fabulous food with most of it coming from their ten acre organic garden. There are also 30 acres of organic coffee 5 acres of flowers and herbs and a working dairy and pig farm. There is also a tree nursery on the Farm where hundreds of young saplings are grown to encourage the growth of native tree species in the area.
Coffee is grown, processed and roasted on our farm and guest wake up to fresh cup of java, a multitude of flowers and breathtaking views. This lodge provides a welcome stop on any safari, and a base from which to enjoy the many activities available in the foothills of the Ngorongoro Crater. Even if your stay is short, find time for a gentle walk or tour of the gardens.
Start your day with a cup of freshly roasted Gibb’s Farm coffee then proceed to the fresh fruit buffet where you will find a large assortment of tropical fruits, homemade granola and muffins. The waiters will then take your order for eggs, omelets, pancakes, bacon or sausage.
Lunch is buffet style that includes a wide selection of savory pies, vegetable dishes, hot dishes, and salads, as well as a few traditional African dishes, followed by a desert buffet that includes items such as chocolate mousse and Reggie’s famous rice pudding.
Dinner begins at 7:30 every night with a set four -course meal served to your table. Always included is homemade bread and rolls, an interesting starter such as banana rice, followed by soup and then a main course of meat, three different farm fresh vegetables and a green salad. Don’t forget to save room for desert, followed by tea or Gibb’s Farm coffee!