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Gibb's Farm Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania - HTZ002

Gibb's Farm is ideally located half way between Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater and en route to the Serengeti National Park. This is a working farm and one of the oldest guest houses in Tanzania.

There are 18 upgraded farm cottages, each nestled in the lush gardens with private veranda and panoramic views. The bathroom has large glass windows looking to the garden and there is a wraparound fire place.

The charming colonial farm house engulfs warm hospitality and cosy reading areas and comfortable living area with dining room and coffee roasting area, bar and gift shop. The patio and front garden area share sweeping views of the valley and surrounding escarpment hills.

Farm style meals are serve with produce fresh from the farm. Enjoy afternoon tea and walks through the lush floral gardens. Enjoy hiking and mountain biking with a trained naturalist or a village tour.

The African Living Spa experience is a sensory journey, based on Maasai traditional medicine and unique treatments for Gibb's guests.

There are extensive coffee fields, diary, pig farm and a 14 acre vegetable, fruit, herb and flower gardens surrounding the farm house. Gibb's farm is committed to using only sustainable, organic farming methods.

The farm hugs a mile of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, part of a 3,200 square mile reserve and the aea between Gibb's and the Ngorongoro Crater Rim (up to 7,600 feet elevation) is heavily forested and home to a unique range of plant and wildlife including 210 bird species.

Most activities are complimentary with full-board accommodation with a nominal surcharge for some activities. You can enjoy a Ngorongoro Forest walk, a visit to a waterfall and the Elephant Caves, birding, farm to rim (Crater) walking tour, cycling tour of the local village, Hippo Pools sunset safari and Manyara National Park night drive. Cultural experiences include a visit to a traditional healer, resident local artist, coffee roasting, visit Tloma Primary School and village walk.

Regional air services operate daily schedule flights to Lake Manyara Airstrip from Arusha, Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam and Gibb's farm is located 20 minutes from here.

Gibb's Farm is dedicated to offering a unique experience for guests in a relaxed 'farm life' environment creating a good balance between adventure and relaxation.

18 Bedrooms, Sleeps 36
£200 - £240 per room per night

Base to explore Ngorongoro Crater & Lake Manyara
Working farm
Variety of activities & experiences
Relaxed atmosphere