Gibb’s Farm is one of Northern Tanzania’s oldest guesthouses. Located half way between Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater, it’s surrounded by tropical gardens and has great views over a coffee-plantation.
On arrival, guests are led from the reception area, through the gardens, to the original farmhouse. Here, there are couple of separate lounges furnished with sofas, armchairs and coffee tables. Some boast a wood-burning stove and open fires to create cosy areas to unwind after a busy day on safari.
The recently extended dining room is split over two levels and has green painted floors and high-beamed ceilings. Large windows make this area light and airy and offer fantastic views of the coffee plantations and hills beyond. Most of the fruit, vegetables and herbs provided at Gibbs Farm are freshly picked from their own ten acres of organic gardens.
The outside areas at Gibb’s Farm are extensive. There are various well-tended gardens, including a herb garden, a cactus garden, a rose garden, a medicine garden and an enormous vegetable garden. Birdlife is abundant as a result and so expect to see (or hear) tropical boubous, African pygmy kingfishers and golden-winged sunbirds