Gibb's Farm


This beautiful lodge is an oasis of green, calm and beauty, in a landscape that can often be parched, dry and dusty. Surrounded by lush tropical flowers, towering trees and a coffee plantation, Gibb's captures unforgettable views towards the Great Rift Escarpment. With a sense of Colonialism and original farm house characteristics, it's certainly worth a stay, even if this is just to sample the food. There are also great nature walks to do from the house, as well as visits to the nearby Karatu Village.


The main facilities, consisting of a sitting room, reading room, dining room (which serves fresh, home-cooked meals), bar and gift shop, are situated in the old farmhouse. Coffee is grown, processed and roasted on the farm, and a vast ten-acre fruit and organic vegetable garden provides nearly all the fruit and vegetables to the guests, who wake up to fresh coffee, a multitude of flowers and breathtaking views.


Cottages at Gibb's Farm


The 17 guest cottages - featuring unique themes and richly appointed with eucalyptus floors, hand-crafted furniture, two queen-size beds, indoor and outdoor showers, a fireplace and private veranda—provide an elegant home away from home, with all of the cozy comforts. Each cottage is beautifully decorated to depict a theme, with artwork commissioned through the farm’s artist-in-residence program.


Cuisine at Gibb's Farm


Healthy, farm fresh cuisine and attentive, gracious hospitality defines the iconic nature of the dining experience at Gibb’s Farm. Our organic farm-to-table cuisine stimulates the senses and provides sustenance to restore, replenish and energize. Garden grown organic vegetables and locally raised meats, farm-fresh milk, cream and baked goods provide the healthy, nutritious ingredients for our sumptuous breakfast, lunch and dinner menus.


Start your day with organic Arabica coffee, grown and roasted right on the farm and a hearty farm breakfast. Mid-day, a farmhouse buffet offers a delectable array of foods to re-energize you, and in the afternoon, enjoy high tea in the garden with a delicious assortment of coffees, teas, fresh cream and scones. In the evening, candle-lit dinners feature Chef de Cuisine Lisa Campbell’s English and Tanzanian-influenced cuisine and the opportunity to share the day’s experiences.


Activities at Gibb's Farm


As you unwind and relax amidst the peace and tranquility of Gibb’s Farm you may wonder what lies beyond our uninterrupted panoramic views. To allow you to fully experience the rhythms and beauty of the farm, community and nature, Gibb’s Farm offers a variety of activities, adventures and opportunities to rejuvenate. Whether you wish to relax and recharge, explore the diverse natural surroundings or learn more about the local culture and traditions, you have many experiences to choose from including farm and village walks, game drives, bicycling, and sunset drinks and snacks by the hippo pool. Enjoy a specialized massage treatment in your room to help relax after your outings.


Gibb's Farm


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