A Sense of Well Being

Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.
-Henry David Thoreau

The gentle and soothing ways of Gibb’s Farm offer a welcome retreat for the traveler on safari to Tanzania. You will discover an organic oasis, replete with natural beauty, healthful food and sustainable living. The oldest guest house in northern Tanzania, we are committed to the well-being of our guests, community and natural environment.

A sense of purpose is celebrated with healthful, organic (macrobiotics) foods and elegant, but understated presentations. Organic Arabica coffee is grown, processed using traditional methods and roasted on the farm. A 10-acre organic fruit, vegetable and herb garden, on-site dairy and bakery provide the wonderful ingredients for our farm-to-table cuisine.

Overlooking the coffee fields and stunning East African vista, surrounded by terraced flower gardens and ancient trees, Gibb’s Farm offers a retreat from the rigors of daily life or the adventures of safari. Enjoy peaceful walks in the nearby forest or stroll through our historic gardens. Partake in one of many activities—afternoon tea, bicycle the back roads of Karatu, explore elephant caves—or simply relax on your private verandah. To calm and restore, immerse your senses in a true path of wellness through Gibb’s Farm African Spa, featuring indigenous Maasai healing treatments.

Gibb’s Farm continues the Gibb’s legacy of stewardship, protecting the farm and over 75 acres of land through sustainable practices that include grey-water recycling, solar water heating and organic farming. Our nine floral gardens and English herb garden attract and benefit over 200 bird species. All of our kitchen and food waste is repurposed, either fed to farm pigs or composted to nurture our 7 acres of organic vegetables and 30 acres of organic Arabica coffee.