Gibb’s Farm’s rustic charm and gracious accommodations provide an ideal sanctuary for a few day’s respite while on safari or for an extended vacation or honeymoon getaway. The 1929 farmhouse and five cottages comprised the original guesthouse in 1972. Today, 17 guest cottages—each featuring a unique theme and richly appointed with eucalyptus floors, hand-crafted furniture, two queen-size beds, indoor and outdoor showers, a fireplace and private verandah—provide an elegant home away from home, with all of the cozy comforts. A cottage with a common living area and two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms is available for families or couples traveling together.
Each cottage is beautifully decorated to depict a theme, with artwork commissioned through the farm’s artist-in-residence program. The Mulberry Cottage is named for the lovely Mulberry trees that surround it, captured in botanical illustrations by artist Riziki Kateya. When fully ripe, the plump, deep purple fruits are used to make mulberry jam and preserves for guests. The birds also enjoy the fruits as portrayed in David Mzuguno’s painting, “Mulberries.”
Shamba is the Swahili word for “farm.” The verandah of Shamba House is the perfect place to enjoy the peace and solitude of the surrounding farmland and gardens. Robert Aswani’s “Shamba” painting illustrates the farm’s gardeners tending the fruits and vegetables enjoyed by Gibb’s Farm’s guests.