A working farm and luxury lodge that is a playground of adventure and delight
Gibb’s Farm is many things at once – a working farm, a peaceful retreat, a safari base and a long-established Tanzanian hospitality institution.
A stay here is often the highlight of a trip to Tanzania, and if at all possible, we recommend at least two nights here, to really make the most of it.
With three nights, after the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater has been seen, the car can be left behind for the day and the whole family immersed in the day to day rhythms of the farm.
There are eggs to collect, cows to milk, pools to be jumped in and coffee beans to pick. Old elephant trails on the foothills of the crater can be explored, and footprints and tracks learned about.
The artists in residence welcome extra pairs of hands, and if all this sounds too busy, how about a massage or even just a good old nap in the exceptionally comfortable cottages?
At the day’s end, parents can enjoy a peaceful evening while babysitters take over for a few hours.
Coral Tree luxury rating
Number of rooms
17 farm cottages, plus 2 x two-bed villas
All ages welcome, and those 0-6 stay for free
Why we love it
“A wonderful mix of farm stay ethos, safari lodge outlook and wellness feel - the ideal retreat for all the family”
Tess, Coral Tree founder
Key Highlights & Amenities
- Farm to plate food ethos - so much to visit and experience
- Artist in residence showcasing all manner of Tanzanian art forms on rotation
- Cosy cottages and villas
- Wealth of activities near and far
- Beautiful pool and sense of tranquility
- Well-established and well run, supporting the local community