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Located on the forested slopes of the Ngorongoro Highlands, Gibb’s Farm is a working coffee farm and luxury lodge with views over the forests and plantation. Surrounded by gardens, this charming place harks back to a bygone era yet offers a host of modern amenities.
There are 17 cosy guest cottages scattered around the grounds. Each has two en suite bedrooms, a lounge with fireplace, and features unique local artworks.
The restaurant serves nutritious farm-to-table cuisine, using ingredients from the organic gardens. The organic Arabica coffee comes directly from the farm, and cakes and scones served for afternoon tea are freshly baked.
Guests are invited to join farm tours, bread making and coffee roasting. Further afield, explore Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater, visit local schools and markets, and learn about the medicinal use of plants and herbs from a Maasai healer. Round off your day with an African treatment in the spa.
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Location and getting there
It is located halfway between Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater near the village of Karatu in Northern Tanzania. It is a 2-hour drive from Arusha.
There are 17 cottages featuring rustic décor, eucalyptus floors, handcrafted furniture, 2 queen-size beds, indoor and outdoor showers, a huge stone bath, a fireplace and verandah. A 2-bedroom family cottage is also available.
The array of activities includes village walks, farm walks, walking safaris, trips to ancient waterfalls and the elephant caves, day and night game drives and cycling safaris. Cultural experiences such as visiting a local family or school or touring the town of Karatu are also on offer.
Children of all ages are welcome although facilities for them are limited. Younger guests will enjoy wandering around the farm and helping feed the animals and milk the cows. Babysitting can be arranged.
Farm and garden walks
Elephant cave and waterfall walk
Primary school visit
Karatu town tour
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