One of the Top Lodges and Resorts in Africa and the Middle East by Travel + Leisure 2013 World Best Awards Reader’s Survey
Travel + Leisure readers ranked Gibb’s Farm based on six defining characteristics in the awards announced recently:
The guest is always right, and Gibb’s Farm guests consider Gibb’s Farm to be among the very best in the world. Travel + Leisure readers ranked Gibb’s Farm as one of the Top Lodges and Resorts in Africa and the Middle East for the second year in succession.
The award celebrates hospitality excellence and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding reader reviews. Winners are located all over the African continent and the Middle East.
Gibb’s Farm, General Manger, Peter Kerr, says the awards are particularly satisfying as they’re based on the opinions that matter the most – guest ratings. “It’s wonderful to get good feedback from our guests, and to know that they’re actually making the effort to go online and share their experiences at
our property. We certainly try our best to make everyone feel special and ensure a great stay and it’s very gratifying to have that recognized by our guests.
Immerse yourself in the peace and serenity of Gibb’s Farm. Overlooking the centuries-old Great Rift Valley and Ngorongoro Forest, Gibb’s Farm is one of the first guesthouses in Northern Tanzania.
Established as a coffee farm in the late 1920s and refurbished as a warm, rustic luxury inn, Gibb’s Farm is a welcome retreat for a few days’ respite while on safari or for an extended vacation or honeymoon getaway.
The main farmhouse and 17 cottages offer the warmth and charm of another era, with all of the modern amenities you could ask for. Inside, beautiful architectural details, such as the farmhouse’s original wooden beams, and colourful artwork reflecting the inspirations of local African artists greet you.
Outside, the farm’s organic vegetable and terraced flower gardens provide a wonderful sanctuary for afternoon tea or a quiet walk to impart a sense of contentment and well-being.
Beyond the farm’s coffee fields, Ngorongoro Forest and the local village beckon. Experience a sense of place as you bicycle the back roads of Karatu, learn about Iraqw culture while visiting a local family or explore centuries-old waterfalls and elephant caves. To calm and restore, Gibb’s Farm offers
indigenous Maasai healing treatments in the privacy of your room. After a full day of adventure, Chef Lisa Campbell’s delicious organic cuisine—fresh from our gardens, bakery and dairy—will replenish you.
Surround yourself with the rich traditions of East African life, exclusive to Gibb’s Farm, and share an eternal sense of history and community.
Generations of local families have helped to create a truly special and authentic experience, based upon East African traditions and hospitality.
Gibb’s Farm’s deep and long-standing connection to the community continues to inspire excellence and the farm’s sustainable, renewable practices serve asmodel for living in harmony with nature.
During your stay you will often hear the Swahili word “karibu,” expressing the genuine, innate pleasure we take in welcoming our guests—an attribute at the heart of our hospitality.
“At Gibb’s Farm we offer warm, honest East African hospitality with international levels of service and presentation, and we’re delighted our guests are consistently providing positive reviews of their experiences,” says Peter.“We couldn’t do it without a great team, and I offer my congratulations and thanks to all my staff.”