A Sense of Nature

The natural beauty of Gibb’s Farm and the surrounding Ngorongoro Conservation Area is unrivalled. The abundance of plants, birds and wildlife offer the opportunity to experience nature first-hand, from the privacy of your verandah or while on a nature hike or safari.

Gibb’s Farm’s team of naturalists helps guide your discovery of the more than 200 species of birds, dozens of native plants and trees, and an incredibly diverse array of wildlife. All around the farm, the landscape is alive with indigenous plant, shrub and tree life such as the Flamingo flower, African tulip tree, Lion’s Tail, Zebra plant and Cape Chestnut tree.

The farm’s historic herb and flower gardens—established by founder Margaret Gibb in 1959—attract a growing list of birds spotted by guests and naturalists. Enjoy the call of the Tropical Boubou during afternoon tea or watch the many colorful and enchanting birds, like the African Pygmy-Kingfisher, Moustached Tinkerbird, Golden-winged Sunbird and African Cuckoo, frolic among the profusion of flowering trees and shrubs.Within the farm, you may see a bush baby, baboon or the occasional Savannah elephant who wanders in to snack on cabbage from the garden. On safari to nearby Lake Manyara National Park or Ngorongoro Crater, the wildlife is abundant. Ngorongoro Crater boasts more than 30,000 animals, in and around the crater, including lion, hippo, hyena, wildebeest, zebra, African buffalo and more. You will soon see why Ngorongoro Crater is considered to be among the world’s great wonders!

In Lake Manyara National Park, you can see giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, ostrich, elephant, bushbuck, aardvarks and the occasional leopard, while the lake attracts over 380 species of birds, including flamingoes, pelicans, storks, cormorants, Egyptian geese and spur-winged geese.