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5.0 / 5Exceptional
3 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Spa


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Karatu Playground
    10 min drive
  • Airport
    Lake Manyara (LKY)
    30 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Lake Manyara National Park
    60 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Lake Manyara
    60 min drive

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  • Deluxe Cottage

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
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  • House (Deutsche 2)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 6
    • 1 King Bed and 2 Queen Beds
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  • House (Bustani 3)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 6
    • 1 King Bed and 2 Queen Beds
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About this area


Gibb's Farm is located in Karatu. Local points of interest include Karatu Playground.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Karatu Playground - 10 min drive
  • Lake Manyara National Park - 60 min drive
  • Lake Manyara - 60 min drive

Getting around

  • Lake Manyara (LKY) - 34 min drive


  • Onsite dining venue – Restaurant offering international cuisine.

About this property

Gibb's Farm

Luxury lodge with free breakfast and restaurant
This smoke-free lodge features a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and spa services. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include dry cleaning, laundry facilities, and tour/ticket assistance. All 21 individually decorated rooms feature room service and balconies or patios. Guests can enjoy fireplaces, and other standard amenities include premium bedding and separate bathtubs and showers.
Gibb's Farm offers 21 accommodations with fireplaces and complimentary bottled water. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Each accommodation is individually decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. Business-friendly amenities include desks and safes. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Housekeeping is provided daily.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Awards and affiliations

  • Gibb's Farm is listed in the 2018 Travel + Leisure 500.

Property amenities


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

Free self parking

Food and drink

Free full breakfast
1 restaurant
1 bar
Room service available

Things to do

Bicycle rentals
Spa services

Family friendly

Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
Dry cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)


Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

Daily housekeeping
Dry cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Tour/ticket assistance
Wedding services

Languages spoken



Picnic area


Body scrubs
Body treatments


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
In-room accessibility
Wheelchair-accessible parking
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


Smoke-free property

Room amenities


Ceiling fan
Premium bedding


Free toiletries
Hair dryer
Separate bathtub and shower

Food and drink

Free bottled water

Outdoor space

Balcony or patio


Individually decorated



Check-in between 2 PM - 5 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 7 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Property payment types

American Express

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1.50 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Property is also known as

  • Gibb's Farm Lodge Karatu
  • Gibb's Farm Lodge
  • Gibb's Farm Karatu
  • Gibb's Farm
  • Gibb`s Farm Hotel Karatu
  • Gibb's Farm Tanzania/Karatu
  • Gibb's Farm Lodge
  • Gibb's Farm Karatu
  • Gibb's Farm Lodge Karatu

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5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

The pictures do not do justice to the lushness and tranquility of the farm especially upon arrival, after the bumpy and dusty ride (typical road conditions) leading to the farm. It is the most idyllic farm I've ever visited. The animals are treated with love and the farm facility is very quaint and pretty. Every morning, chicken eggs are collected at 4:30am for our breakfast, 90% of the ingredients on our menu is grown at the farm. We had the Zamani room, it was huge without being over the top, filled with African art and lovely indoor and outdoor shower. You will really appreciate this luxury after being in the bush. Like any resort, there's a lot of activities to do but it is done with an African or farm theme. We also stayed a night at the Ngorongoro Crater Lodge and if we had to choose one, we'd choose Gibbs Farm for the wonderful experience and accommodation. NCL is not really worth the price. It is worth the 1 hour ride to the crater from Gibbs Farm, don't hesitate to book it.

Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2018

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Passing by

Unique and beautiful hotel converted from an old farm with beautiful grounds

Stayed 1 night in Nov 2017

5/5 Excellent

A Gorgeous Setting that Cannot be Duplicated

Gibbs Farm, on my third stay, is as magnificent experience you can find near Norongoro Crater. An organic farm and coffee plantation, the views, the rooms, the service can only be described as perfection. A little out of the way, along a very rough road, Gibbs Farm is worth every minute.

Pros: See above. We stayed in #11' the Weavers cottage. Fireplace, soaking tub, outdoor shower, and the most comfortable beds.

Cons: Can't think of a single thing.

Location: About two hours from the Crater, for game viewing

Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2017

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