Gibb's Farm was undoubtedly one of the best places we stayed (out of five) whilst on safari in Tanzania. Our cottage (which I think was one of the larger ones) was beautifully decorated, with two queen size beds, a wonderful terrace overlooking the stunningly landscaped gardens, and a much-appreciated outdoor shower (it was very private!) I couldn't fault the accommodation, the setting or the staff, but I was rather disappointed with the food having read other Tripadvisor reviews. We were only there for one night so it's maybe unfair to judge, but the dinner we had was fairly plain (ie boiled potatoes, no seasoning) and the packed lunch that they gave us for the next day was fairly grim too (though to be fair nearly all packed lunches on safari were).
However, it's a great place from which to start the northern safari circuit, and I wish we'd had more than one night there so that we could have explored the grounds more. But in terms of beautifully appointed rooms in a great location, you'll be hard-pushed to find anything as good for the same price in this region.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A luxury lodge in Northern Tanzania, Gibb’s Farm offers a welcome respite for the East Africa safari traveller. Immerse yourself in a sanctuary for the senses, where the farm’s gentle rhythms impart a sense of peace and well-being. Experience a sense of place as you recline on your verandah, walk in the Ngorongoro Forest or explore the back roads of Karatu. Replenish with inspired organic cuisine, fresh from the farm’s gardens, bakery and dairy. Surround yourself with the rich traditions of East African life, exclusive to Gibb’s Farm, and share an eternal sense of history and community. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gibb`s Farm Hotel Karatu
- Gibb's Farm Tanzania/Karatu