Gibb’s Farm Lodge


Gibb’s Farm Lodge  is mid accommodation found along the main safari route from Arusha  to Tarangire, lake manyara  and eyasi before heading north and  on the slopes of Ngorongoro crater lying on Gibb’s Farm Karatu Tanzania. The lodge is outside Karatu Town between Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro crater and in the picturesque coffee estate.  One can be at the lodge by road transport from Arusha since it’s the gateway destination to different areas in Tanzania while from international countries of Canada, USA,  dubai , quata  etc .  It takes approximately 3-4 hour’s drive on tarmac road from Arusha through mayukuni and karatu and 45 minutes to fly to the close lake Manyara airstrip then few minutes to be transferred to the lodge.  The lodge is convenient and business friendly to travellers, tourists and holiday makers who want to discover and explore the stunning views over the Great Rift Valley in lush surrounding.

Gibb’s Farm  lodge  consist of  17 spacious and comfortable cottages with king and queen sized bed  with the views of the tropical gardens and expanse  African nature landscape  designed in African style with local wood and high level of comfort.

Gibb’s Farm Lodge
Gibb’s Farm Lodge

Cottages  are well decorated and furnished with private en suite facilities of flushing toilets, Bathroom with hot and cold showers heated on solar, mosquito nets, comfortable tropical wooden beds with clean and washed beddings, free bottled water, free toiletries, chairs and tables, slippers mention but few.  Cottages have private terraces, Veranda and sitting areas, you relax while enjoying the stunning view over the lush gardens and surrounding area.  There is cracking campfires pit where guests relax and share experiences about the safari, it also provides warmth to visitors in the nights.  Rooms are in different categories and sizes with  single beds for individuals, double beds for couples or people, twin and triple/family beds  designated for family with different costs ranging from  200$ per night and above sometimes the rate goes slightly high during high/peak season than in Low season.

Gibb’s Farm lodge offers more services and facilities which include;

A   restaurant with high flavored Menu  both international (A la carte menu ) and  African- inspired  meals that meets  guests choice .Meals offered include; Continental breakfast ,lunch and  dinner serve by well trained, friendly  and organized staff. You can have meals in any place of your choice either in dining area or garden overlooking the beautiful landscape, and morning sunrises especially in the morning.

 A well – stocked bar with  variety of drinks , local ,cocktail  , wines, spirits and international beers,  you relax and sip  the cocktail or monk tail  enjoying  the sounds of African nature and  the stunning view of the colorful garden  and surrounding area .

Services;  solar energy available,  Free parking space available, offers airport pick -ups and drop-offs,  Laundry  and house- keeping services available , bottled water available.

  Internet WIFI available at the lodge that enables visitors to keep in touch with their families and friends.

Activities to do while at the lodge; Visiting the close ngorongoro crater and lake manyara national park, nature walks in the park, community walks in the local villages and many more.

Ngorongoro  crater  is  found in the Northern part of Tanzania close to Ngorongoro conservation area  in the great rift valley  covering  the total area of 8,292km and its 3 million  years  old .  The crater is the best place in East Africa with beautiful breathtaking Views.  There are  different  attractions in the park  which include;  wild beast migration  from Serengeti , Ngorongoro crater ,  Salei Plains and Ol karien Gorge, Variety flora and Fauna, stunning scenery and many more attractions.  The park has different   categories of accommodation like;  Budget  ,  Mid range and luxury accommodation that are convenient and affordable to guests visiting the area. The park   contains short grasses with more high lands and other beautiful volcanoes. The area have  over 25,000 large animals including 26 black rhinoceros and over 100 number of lions,  7,000 wild beasts,  4,000 zebras, 3,000 eland and 3,000 Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelles . The park has different animal including the  big  five mammals of the world ; lion ,Buffaloes, elephant,  leopards ,Rhinos ,zebras , implalas , antelopes and different bird species  .

Gibb’s Farm Lodge
Gibb’s Farm Lodge

There are more different  activities  to do while in the Park which include ;  Game viewing at crater and lake  Eyasi view point to different animals migrating  , Crater viewing  , Cultural visits in the local village, Hiking the Gol  Mountains in the remote areas of the park  , Crater Rim Nature walks, Bird watching  in the park, Visiting archaeological like oldivai gorge museum  and many other activities .  The Park gives stunning view of the Ngorongoro Crater since it’s the largest   caldera  in the world and the surrounding areas. There are more masaai  mara pastoralists in Ngorongoro park .  its  80$ per person entering Ngorongoro park .  June –july  and  late January and February are the best month to travel in Tanzania for a Tanzania safari especially Ngorongoro side.

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