Gibb's Farm is a charming lodge that has retained the atmosphere of a working farm that is located between Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Conservation area. Gibbs Farm is a real slice of old Africa, a genuine colonial farmhouse.
Gibbs Farm is for people who are coming on safari to see Africa, not just to see animals. Here you will see the great landscapes, the red roads, the beautiful farmlands, the villages and the people. There are 8 standard cottages and 14 new cottages, each with ensuite bathrooms set among the gardens. The main facilities, consist of a sitting room, reading room, dining room (which serves fresh, home-cooked meals), bar and gift shop and are situated in the old farmhouse.
Activities to enjoy at the lodge include a walk to the top of a nearby waterfall and see the caves made by elephants. This guided walk takes about 2 hours and often shows you wildlife and always a multitude of birds in the forest. Also there are hikes to local villages, guided farm and garden walks, cow milking and even a daily run with the manager. Enjoy the Tanzania culture and visit the Makonde Carving Studio, the Tloma Primary School and the Iraqw Cultural Center.
The Iraqw cultural visit begins with a walk or drive of 4 km to a traditional Iraqw home, the local tribe that has inhabited the immediate Ngorongoro highlands near Gibb's Farm for over 200 years. The home has been built entirely using traditional materials and methods of construction, just as it would have been 200 years ago. While here you will also have the opportunity to observe a biogas plant used for producing cooking and lighting gas from animal dung.