Best Safari Lodge in Africa: Gibb's Farm, Karatu Tanzania

April 06 2018

Gibb's Farm has recently been voted Number 1 in The 10 Best Safari Lodges in Africa at the Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2017.

Gibb’s Farm was one of the first guesthouses in Northern Tanzania. Overlooking the centuries-old Great Rift Valley and Ngorongoro Forest, this restored colonial farmhouse, which has 17 surrounding cottages with eucalyptus floors and indoor and outdoor showers, is like no other lodge in the region. It’s got history — built in the 1920s, it was originally a German coffee plantation — and it sits on 75 acres of gardens and farmland, much of which is still dedicated to organic Arabica beans.

Gibb's Farm offers a unique, authentic experience in Tanzania and imparts a sense of well-being, tranquillity and history deeply rooted in African culture and community in a warm, rustic luxury environment. A peaceful sanctuary to rejuvenate the senses while on safari in Tanzania, the farm features cozy, well-appointed cottages, breath-taking scenery and wildlife and unique cultural activities that allow you to fully experience the rhythms and beauty of the farm, community and nature.

Guests are invited to tour the grounds, home to free-range chickens, cows, pigs, and other farm animals, and join walking safaris along the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater or to waterfalls where elephants are known to gather. Game drives are also available in neighboring Manyara National Park.

Reasons to visit Gibb's Farm

Views • gardens • that farm feeling • hikes, walks, bicycling • tembo fire moments • organic farm-fresh cuisine • coffee roasting • a gin menu • bushbaby feeding • spacious and comfortable cottages • community involvement • adventure • relaxation • an oasis on the safari circuit ... the list is endless!


It's a full-day hike, for guests 15+ years, an incredible way to experience the Ngorongoro Crater from above, the journey equally as impressive as the destination. A must do.


To allow you to fully experience the rhythms and beauty of the farm, community and nature, Gibb’s Farm offers guests a variety of activities, adventures and opportunities to rejuvenate.

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