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Gibbs Farm

At a Glance

    Pros

  • farm atmosphere
  • home-grown, organic vegetables and coffee
  • management dedicated to sustaining the land and supporting the nearby communities

    Cons

  • the very bumpy road to the crater will take roughly an hour

Gibbs Farm Review

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 charm 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. Small but 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. The coffee is superb. Take advantage of the Masai health and beauty treatments developed by a third-generation Masai healer at the farm's Living Spa in the Oseru Forest Clinic.

    Hotel Details

  • 20 rooms.
  • Rate includes all meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 09-24-2012

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