Awards & Testimonials

Our dedication to providing gracious hospitality, protecting the environment, conserving resources and being a vital and integral part of our community has earned Gibb’s Farm recognition by numerous travel and environmental organizations. We are very pleased to have been named “Best Safari Hotel in Africa” by Good Safari Guide, and to have received the many awards and designations described below. As we look to the future, we will continue to develop and implement responsible, sustainable practices to provide our guests with an exceptional experience in harmony with our environment, culture and community.

Gibbs’ Farm has been named by Condé Nast Traveler as One of the Top 15 Hotels in Africa. Read more here.

The local tourism board in South Africa has named Gibb’s Farm One of the Top Five Culinary Safaris. Read more here.

Gibb’s Farm Named One of the Top Lodges and Resorts in Africa and the Middle East by Travel + Leisure 2013 World Best Awards Reader’s Survey Survey. Read more here.

Gibbs’ Farm is also a Condé Nast 2012 World Savers Award Finalist. The honor recognizes Gibb’s Farm outstanding contributions to education, ecology and health initiatives in the local community. Read more here.

Additionally, at the 2012 Condé Nast Readers Choice Awards, Gibb’s Farm was selected as number 11 in the Top 25 Hotels in Africa category. Read more here.

In Oct 2012, Gibb’s Farm was featured in Departures Magazine as a Top Farm-to-Table Hotel Restaurant. Read more here.

Gibb’s Farm received the Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) Hotel/ Lodge/Camp Sustainable Tourism Award for 2011 and 2012. This prestigious award is presented annually at the TTB Tourism Awards, now in its twelfth year.

Gibb’s Farm was recognized as the Best Safari Hotel in Africa 2011 and Best Safari Camp Cuisine finalist 2011 & 2010 by The Good Safari Guide.

In recognition of Gibb’s Farm’s sustainable development and responsible tourism efforts, the farm received first place at the Educational Travel Conference 2010 Responsible Tourism Showcase.

Gibb’s Farm received the highest level of recognition in the “Doing It All” category of Condé Nast Traveler’s 2009 World Savers Awards. The honor recognizes Gibb’s Farm’s outstanding contributions in education, wildlife and environmental preservation, and community health initiatives.

In 2008, the Green Living Project featured Gibb’s Farm in its sustainable living and travel project and lecture series, noting that the farm “elevates environmentally and socially responsible practices in every level of their operations.”

Gibb’s Farm was awarded Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence Award in 2012. Read more here.

Gibb’s Farm—wow! What can I say? We don’t think our taste buds will ever be happy with anything else!! Organic food, over 90% grown there. ALL the staff were brilliant – the attention to detail was noticeable with everybody taking responsibility for ensuring that everything was perfect. The cottage itself was complete luxury—I really didn’t think I’d spend my most luxurious time of my life in Africa, but it would be hard to beat Gibb’s Farm!
Heidi & Ray

Thank you for a delightful stay—not long enough. Please may we come again?
John & Sue Hooper
Gibb’s Farm is the African version of the European Relaix & Chateaux—excellent! Friendly staff, beautiful room, delicious food.
Such an amazing stay at Gibb’s Farm for our honeymoon. Thanks for all the little touches that made it special.
Hannah & Tim Stafford
My first experience at an eco-friendly lodge. It’s wonderful!
Elizabeth & Arnie

We fell in love with Gibb’s Farm and insisted on changing our itinerary to spend one last night here before departing. We plan to come back next year with our dear friends and family.
Matthew & Melissa McCall

I really enjoyed our stay here and wish we had more time to explore the farm life that goes on every day. I loved every minute of our stay! I learned how to milk a cow and lots about the stages of coffee production.
The Turnbulls

This is absolute Eden. The place is beautiful, the rooms are superb and the food is absolutely fabulous.
Liz Outray
Gibb’s Farm is an amazing place. The self-sufficient approach and working with the local community is a refreshing change.
I’ve taken your printed literature to show those at home what can and is being done to provide a better environment for our children and grandchildren. Thank you.
R. Katz
Our stay was spectacular! The room, service and food were wonderful. I would like to stay forever.
Susan Story

We loved our stay here—everything was perfect. Staff is excellent, helpful and well-informed. We especially enjoyed the visit to the medicine man/healer.

Your farm is beautiful with many spectacular vistas. We loved walking around the gardens, watching the bush baby and learning about Massai culture.


Everyone on your staff treated me like I was the most important guest here. I can’t thank you enough for providing me with one of the highlights of my trip to Tanzania.
Sherri Benson