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      Gibb's Farm

      A Luxury Farm

      Gibb's Farm is a working farm located on the forested slopes of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. It comprises a warm and friendly community where the rhythm of farm life has calmed and restored the weary safari journeyer for more than 40 years. Gibb’s Farm hugs nearly a mile of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, part of a 3,200-square-mile reserve. Ideally located, the Farm lies halfway between Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater, near the village of Karatu. Unmatched for its natural variety, there are few places on earth where such a tremendous diversity of landscapes exist inside a region this size. Apart from its wildlife riches, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is also of great archaeological importance, with the remains of some of mankind’s earliest ancestors discovered in the area. Set among formal English gardens, the farmhouse and 20 en-suite cottages are the heart of a working farm. Built in 1929, the farmhouse has retained the charm of a well looked-after private house. Cozy living rooms and reading corners are just steps away from the dining room, bar and gift shop. All cottages feature rich wooden floors and classic interiors with wraparound windows, bringing the gardens and Ngorongoro Forest Reserve into view; large en-suite garden bathrooms offer twin basins and indoor/ outdoor showers; and access to the surrounding flower gardens from private verandahs. A wraparound fireplace warms the bathroom and living area. Each of the cottages has a theme, indicated by the name of the cottage, which explores different aspects of Gibb’s Farm and the surrounding communities. Artwork adorning the walls and shelves of each cottage support the theme, adding to the story. The artwork is commissioned through an artist-in-residence program which invites East African artists to spend time at the farm exploring their creativity. Today, Gibb’s Farm consists of 30 acres of quality organic coffee, 10 acres of organic vegetables and fruit, 5 acres of flowers and herbs and a working dairy and pig farm. There is also a tree nursery on the farm to encourage the growth of native tree species in the area. The entire operation is a model of ecologically sustainable agriculture. Every possible element of Gibb’s Farm is ecologically friendly and sustainable. There are numerous activities in which to partake while at Gibb’s Farm. In addition to game drives in the Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara National Park, enjoy learning about the farming culture of Gibb’s Farm, visit a local village and school, participate in various educational walks around the farm focusing on indigenous medicine, the Ngorongoro Forest, or gardens. Night drives, mountain biking and birding are also popular activities.

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      Accommodation Details

      • Price: From $551 per person per night
      • Location: Eastern Africa, Tanzania
      • Age Minimum: 1 year old
      • # of Beds: 40 beds
      • Amenities: Cell Phone Coverage, Ensuite Bathrooms, Hairdryer, Recharge Facilities, Wi-Fi
      • Type: Lodge
      • Included: Accommodation, all meals, Wi-Fi (available in the main farmhouse), farm walks, garden walks, coffee roasting, forest walks and medicine walks, village walks, birding, jogging, Ngorongoro Forest walk, Bushtracks will include a private vehicle and guide during your stay at this lodge to provide all your transportation and game viewing activities in the Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara National Park
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        Drinks, spa treatments, laundry, scenic helicopter tours, curio shop items, mountain bike safaris, night drives, school visits

      Activities at this Accommodation

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        Curios/Fine Art Shopping

        Bring a Little of Africa Home

        Bring home a piece of Africa, whether it's a small momento or an incredible piece of art that captures how you feel in this incredible environment.

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        Educational Excursion

        Learn fascinating facts and understand the bigger picture. Knowledge can make safari viewing even more enthralling.

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        Family Friendly Activities

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        Game Drive

        Head out into the wilderness to see the incredible daily drama of predator/prey and the ancient circle of life.

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        Game Drive Inside the Ngorongoro Crater

        The Greatest Concentration of Wildlife on Earth

        A UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the largest unflooded and intact caldera in the world, the Ngorongoro Crater was formed when a giant volcano exploded and collapsed millions of years ago. Today the floor of this ancient volcanic crater encompasses a self-contained ecosystem which sustains the greatest concentration of wildlife on more

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        Mountain Bike Safari

        Cycling amid the wild bush is an awesome, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Mountain bike safaris are tailored to suit the fitness and strength of the riders.

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        Night Drive

        At night, the nocturnal animals awaken and treat you to a show that daylight game drives miss.

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        Outdoor Dining

        A lunch or dinner out in nature is one of the hallmarks of a luxury African experience. Your connection to the landscape is undisturbed and the food tastes even more special in this most wonderful of settings.

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        Photo Specialty

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        Scenic Helicopter Flight

        Buzz above the scenic landscape and get a bird's-eye view of wildlife. A scenic helicopter flight is a unparalleled way to experience Africa.

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        Spa Service

        Treat yourself to a spa service. It's a great way to feel civilized in between wild experiences.

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