5 Star Hotel

Exclusive member since: 2020

Location: Karatu in Tanzania

Each day at Gibb's Farm follows a gentle pace. Discover a sanctuary for the senses for soul rejuvenation between safaris through Tanzania's most coveted wilderness destinations; Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti, Tarangire National Park, Lake Eyasi and Lake Manyara. The gentle rhythms of Gibb's Farm offer an immersive retreat for the safari traveler to Tanzania. Surrounded by the rich traditions of East African life, it shares the timeless sense of history and community.

Founded in the early 1900s, this working organic farm and coffee plantation covers over 80 hectares of forested land on the outer slopes of the Ngorongoro Crater. Imbued with the historic appeal of a bygone era, two family houses and seventeen cottages are open year-round for guests of all ages. Beyond our coffee fields lies a truly impressive World Heritage site and game-rich safari destination, the Ngorongoro Crater. Take time to contemplate this immense natural phenomenon that is part of an ancient migratory route for wildlife.

Venture deeper into Tanzania and experience a sense of place with a bike ride along the back roads of Karatu. As a model of sustainable and environmentally friendly practices, we work to continue the legacy of our founders Margaret and James Gibb through projects that include solar power, community programs and organic farming, a true farm-to-table experience. Each thing we do is a step toward creating a sanctuary for the senses, where our guests, our team and our animals feel nurtured and content.

Generations of local families have helped create a truly authentic, peaceful and memorable experience. We welcome our guests to truly immerse themselves in the warmth, beauty, history and serenity of Gibb's Farm.

The exclusive VILU Benefits exclusive services that only our guests will have when staying at Gibb's Farm are:

  • If you stay three consecutive nights, third night at 50% (non-commissionable).
  • Free room upgrade, subject to availability.
  • Free house beverage package included.
  • Free foot massage for two, subject to availability.
  • Bottle of sparkling wine per room upon arrival.

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