A sense of place

Uncover a verdant paradise on the forested outer slopes of the Ngorongoro Crater, with expansive views of the Great Rift Valley.

Gibb’s Farm is perfectly positioned along the main safari route from Arusha to the Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Lake Eyasi national parks, before heading north to the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti, is the ideal beginning, middle or end while on your safari journey. A welcome retreat for a few days’ respite, or for an extended getaway, our farm’s location is truly exceptional.

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Two rhinos in the Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater

Located 56 km, or a two-hour drive, from our front gate, explore this bucket-list safari destination on a full-day excursion. There is an abundance of plant, bird and wildlife for the opportunity to experience this natural marvel first-hand. Uncover just why the Ngorongoro Crater is considered to be among the world’s great wonders.

The Crater boasts approximately 25 000 large animals and has one of the densest populations of lions anywhere in Tanzania. You will be collected from the farm early in the morning in closed safari vehicle with a pop-up roof for 360° views.

For the truly adventurous, head to the Crater on foot with our Farm to Ngorongoro Crater Rim Walking Safari (a 5-7 hour hike) or explore the Conservation Area with a two-hour hike to the Elephant Caves.

Flamingoes and zebra at Lake Manyara

Lake Manyara & Lake Eyasi

Explore not one, but two beautiful lakes and their wildlife-rich national parks close to Gibb’s Farm.

Well known for flocks of thousands of flamingos that feed along the edge of the lake in the wet season, Lake Manyara is located just a short 45 min drive from our farm. The close proximity of this renowned wildlife region means you can enjoy a full-day or half-day safari to this bird haven. Did we mention that there are more than 350 bird species have been observed on the lake?

Slightly further afield, and absolutely worth the drive, Lake Eyasi is 1.5 hours away from our gates. A culture-rich experience, spend time with the Hadzabe tribe learning about their history and traditional ways of living. Spend the day exploring the Tanzanian wilderness in search of elephants. Be on the lookout for African spoonbill, flamingoes, great white pelicans and more.

Gibb's Farm - Tanzania coffee plantation accommodation

Finding the Farm

We are happy to assist with transfer arrangements for arriving or departing guests. International flights arrive into Kilimanjaro International Airport, Tanzania. You will then need to take a short 45-minute drive to the town of Arusha.

From Arusha, you have a choice of a scenic drive to the farm or, for a faster arrival, we suggest flying from Arusha Airport to Lake Manyara Airport. At Lake Manyara Airport, we will meet you with our private vehicles (we offer free transfers to and from Lake Manyara Airport when staying 2 nights or more).

If you are travelling from the Serengeti, Tarangire or other parts of Tanzania, enquire for the fastest route to Gibb’s Farm. We can gladly assist with transfer arrangements for you as well as arranging day trips and other experiences in and around the area. Please do enquire upon booking.

Transfer Rates to Gibb’s Farm

We would be delighted to assist with transfers to/from/during your stay at Gibb’s Farm.

Rates quoted below are per air-conditioned vehicle (van/landrover), one way for a maximum of 7 guests. Subject to availability and change without notice.

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Gibb's Farm - Watching zebra on safari in the Ngorongoro Crater

Airports & Airstrips
Lake Manyara Airstrip 35 mins (free for stay 2 nights+) US$ 120
Arusha Airport 2 hrs 30 mins US$ 215
Kilamanjaro Airport 4 hrs US$ 265
Manyara International Park
Main Gate 45 mins US$ 145
Tarangire National Park & Other Lodges
Main Gate 2 hrs US$ 350
Chem Chem Safaris 2 hrs 15 mins US$ 350
Olivers Camp 3 hrs 30 mins US$ 350
Ngorongoro Crater Area
Main Gate 30 mins US$ 145
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge 90 mins US$ 205
Crater Rim Transfer 60 mins US$ 205
Ndutu, Lake Eyasi & Serengeti
Ndutu Lodge 3 hrs US$ 420
Lake Eyasi 90 mins US$ 350
Serengeti Central 4 hrs US$ 720
Airports & Airstrips
Lake Manyara Airstrip 35 min (free for stay 2 nights+) US$ 135
Arusha Airport 2 hrs 30 mins US$ 230
Kilamanjaro Airport 4 hrs US$ 280
Manyara International Park
Main Gate 45 mins US$ 160
Tarangire National Park & Other Lodges
Main Gate 2 hrs US$ 370
Chem Chem Safaris 2 hrs 15 mins US$ 370
Olivers Camp 3 hrs 30 mins US$ 370
Ngorongoro Crater Area
Main Gate 30 mins US$ 160
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge 90 mins US$ 220
Crater Rim Transfer 60 mins US$ 220
Ndutu, Lake Eyasi & Serengeti
Ndutu Lodge 3 hrs US$ 435
Lake Eyasi 90 mins US$ 370
Serengeti Central 4 hrs US$ 735