Gibb’s Farm

Gibb’s Farm is an exclusive country lodge located on a working coffee plantation just outside the Ngorongoro Conservation Area near the village of Karatu in the Ngorongoro Highlands.

Gibb’s Farm is a lovely property about 30 minutes’ drive from the Ngorongoro Crater, offering high levels of comfort, good food and service and a warm welcome. It is a well-established and popular property and it is very unusual for anyone to have any issues staying there. There is a sense of ‘history’ to the place, and the staff are friendly and efficient. The location is excellent if you wish to combine seeing the Ngorongoro Crater with some walking and experiencing something of African life in the more developed Karatu region of the Ngorongoro Highlands. It is also possible to visit Lake Manyara National Park from Gibb’s Farm. Gibb’s is therefore an ideal base from which to explore the region and enjoy a variety of experiences, whilst offering a fairly luxurious and relaxing accommodation experience.


The lodge caters for around 48 guests in a series of cottages set throughout the mature gardens. There are 17 spacious one bedroomed guest cottages with a small entrance hall leading to the large bedroom furnished with two double…


The Ngorongoro Highlands sit on the western edge of the Great Rift Valley as it curves south-westwards from the desolate Lake Natron past Lake Manyara to the remote Lake Eyasi. These highlands are the remnants of an ancient…


Gibb’s Farm accepts children of all ages. Their family houses are very suitable and there are a variety of farm activities for them to enjoy during their stay. However, it is worth noting that the day trip to Ngorongoro Crater is…

Conservation & community

Gibb’s Farm operates an entire organic farm – consisting of 30 acres of coffee, 10 acres of vegetables and fruit, 5 acres of flowers and herbs and a working dairy, pig and chicken farm – is based upon sustainable farming methods…

LocationKaratu Village, Ngorongoro Crater Highlands
AccessScheduled flight or Charter flight into Manyara, with 45 minute drive, or by road with private guide
OpenAll year
Camp StyleSafari lodge
FocusBig game / Crater experience / Walking / Culture / Lake Manyara
ChildrenNo age restriction
ActivitiesGame drives to Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara / Garden, forest and medicinal walks / Mountain bikes / Day trips to Lake Eyasi / Vegetable harvesting / Bread-making / Coffee roasting
VehiclesClosed – usually guests arrive with private guide and vehicle
Maximum Guests on Vehicle6
Private Vehicle OptionsYes
Off-road DrivingNo
Number of Rooms17 cottages (including family options)
Family Accommodation2 two bedroomed cottages / Triples possible
BathroomFlush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed shower / Outdoor shower / Bath
Power for chargingIn room
HairdryerProvided in room
Room SafeYes
Laundry ServiceAdditional cost
Communication in roomNo
Wi-FiMain area and cottages
Mobile ReceptionYes
SwimmingCommunal swimming pool
Dining StyleCommunal & private
Drinks IncludedOption for house drinks at an extra cost
Credit CardsVisa and Mastercard