Community and Cultural Experiences

Artists-in-Residence

One of our many artists-in residence Through the Gibb’s Farm artists-in-residence program, East African artists stay at the farm and create commissioned artwork. Meet some of East Africa’s most talented artists, learn about their influences and inspiration and watch them create their artwork (available for purchase).  

Cultural Journey

A chance to meet a neighbor Outing to Tloma, a nearby village, where you have the opportunity to meet a local family and learn about Iraqw culture and traditional ways of life. Discover the age-old process of making pots, try your hand at pounding grain and taste the local brew.    
  • No advance reservation required, please book on arrival with our guest service team.
 

Helping Hands SafariBuilding desks for our local school

Get to know the culture and people while on safari by lending a helping hand for the communities that support your vacation or travel experience. Gibb’s Farm offers different opportunities to get involved, including:
  • School Desk and Furniture Carpentry
    • Contribute a few afternoons working alongside our farm carpenters to construct school furniture, distributed through the Karatu Education Fund. At schools in the area, three to four children typically share one desk, so new furniture is always appreciated. This is a very rewarding way to participate in village life and to support children’s education.
  • $70 per person
For pricing information, click here.

Karatu Town Cycling Tour

Visiting a local market Take a tour of Karatu, visit the market as well as various businesses including a local bar and a hair salon.  
  • Subject to availability of bicycles.
  • No advance reservation required, please book on arrival with our guest service team.
 

Tloma Primary School Visit

Meeting the local students Meet the students and teachers at Tloma Primary School and learn frsthand about the successes and challenges of education in rural Tanzania.  
  • No advance reservation required, please book on arrival with our guest service team.