Gibb's Farm is an idyllic farmhouse with fresh, home-cooked meals, providing
an unusual stop on any safari.
Situated on a coffee farm five km from the village of Karatu and midway between
Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater, Gibb's Farm is a homey and warm colonial
homestead that was once the heart of the surrounding coffee plantations. While
coffee is still grown, processed and roasted on the farm, a vast ten-acre fruit
and organic vegetable garden now provides nearly all the fruit and vegetables
to the guests, who wake up to fresh coffee, a multitude of flowers and breathtaking
The 19 twin rooms with ensuite bathrooms are set among the gardens while the
main facilities consisting of a sitting room, dining room and gift shop are situated
in the old farmhouse. Day visits can be arranged, including a gentle walk or tour
of the plantation, followed by lunch.
Meals at Gibb's Farm
Start your day with a cup of freshly roasted Gibb's Farm coffee then proceed
to the fresh fruit buffet where you will find a large assortment of tropical fruits
and homemade granola. The waiters will then take your order for eggs, omelets,
pancakes, bacon or sausage.
Lunch is buffet style that includes a wide selection of savoury pies, vegetable
dishes, hot dishes, and salads, as well as a few traditional African dishes, followed
by a desert buffet that includes items such as chocolate mousse and Regie's famous