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Gibbs Farm

From: $465.00

Gibbs Farm is the perfect family safari stay located between the Serengeti and Tarangire. Full day game drives to the Ngorongoro, Lake Eyasi or Lake Manyara for Lion, Elephant, Hyena and plenty of plains game. Cosy cottages and farmhouses with good children’s activities.


Gibbs Farm

Ngorongoro Crater

Open year round

Gibb’s Farm was originally built by German settlers to this area around 1929 and is one of the oldest guest houses in Tanzania. Located equidistant from Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater the cottages are set amongst lush well tended gardens with panoramic views over the surrounding coffee plantations.

Guests arriving at Gibb’s Farm are first welcomed to the old farmhouse that has low ceilings and bare cement floors strewn with colorful carpets. The main guest dining room is divided into two levels with large glass windows affording beautiful views over the coffee plantations.

The grounds at Gibb’s Farm are extensive and all meals can be enjoyed either inside or outdoors. There is a swimming pool as well as spa treatments that can be enjoyed in the privacy of your cottage. A curio shop is well worth browsing for local artifacts.

Game viewing in the Crater or Lake Manyara area is excellent with virtually guaranteed sightings of Lion, Elephant, Hippo, Buffalo and Hyena.


There are 21 private cottages at Gibb’s Farm that are spacious and designed with lots of light and bright colors. Each of the cottages has a small lounge area in front of a fireplace as well as two queen size beds. Each cottage has it’s own private balcony with views out over the gardens or coffee plantations.

The fireplace separates the lounge from the bedroom and creates a very warm and cosy atmosphere. The en-suite bathroom is accessed via a sliding door and has both inside and outdoor showers. There is also a built in stone bath.

Farm Houses

There are two farmhouses at Gibb’s Farm, Bustani and Deutsches. Both can accommodate 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Read our Country Information for advice on travel to Tanzania.

Gibb’s Farm is a create choice for staying between the Serengeti or Tarangire so consider combining this with Lemala Ewanjan Camp, Naona Moru Camp or Richard’s Camp.

Taasa Lodge or Nimali Central Serengeti  are also child friendly and if you are on a budget then explore Selous River Camp.

Read more about Kope Lion and the work they do for Lion conservation in the Crater area.

How to get there

Fly in

Fly in to Arusha or Kilimanjaro International Airport with Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, KLM, Emirates, Turkish Airlines or Qatar Airways.

On arrival you will be met by your safari representative who will assist you onto a light aircraft for your flight to Lake Manyara Airstrip. You will be met at the airstrip by your guide for the 35 minute game drive to the farm.

For assistance with ground arrangements, get in touch with us, we will make sure you are well looked after.

Included / Excluded


  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Local brand drinks
  • VAT
  • Service charge
  • Return Lake Manyara Airstrip transfers (for stays of 2 nights or more)
  • WiFi


  • Premium brand drinks
  • Domestic flights
  • Visa fees’
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Spa treatments
  • Travel insurance
  • Government Tourism Levy


At Additional cost:

  • Crater rim walking safari
  • Elephant Caves and Waterfall Walk
  • Village Bicycle tour
  • Mountain bike adventure

Free of charge:

  • Bird watching
  • Morning break baking
  • Vegetable harvesting
  • Coffee roasting
  • Milking the cows
  • Pig feeding
  • Garden, forest and medicinal plants walks

Full day safaris:

  • Full day Ngorongoro Crater Safari
  • Full day Lake Manyara Safari
  • Full day Lake Eyasi Safari


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