Overview of Gibb's Farm

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Premium bedding, in-room safe, individually decorated, desk
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Premium bedding, in-room safe, individually decorated, desk

5.0/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Explore the area

    Popular LocationKaratu Playground10 min drive
    AirportLake Manyara (LKY)33 min drive
    Popular LocationLake Manyara45 min drive
    Popular LocationLake Manyara National Park79 min drive

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  • House (Bustani 3)

    Room amenities

    • 9 sq m
    • Sleeps 6
    • 1 King Bed and 2 Queen Beds
    More detailsHouse (Bustani 3)
  • House (Deutsche 2)

    Room amenities

    • 9 sq m
    • Sleeps 6
    • 1 King Bed and 2 Queen Beds
    More detailsHouse (Deutsche 2)
  • Deluxe Cottage

    Room amenities

    • 6 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
    More detailsDeluxe Cottage

About this area


Gibb's Farm is located in Karatu. Local points of interest include Karatu Playground. Take the opportunity to explore the area for outdoor excitement like cave exploring and other activities like safari tours.
Visit our Karatu travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Karatu Playground - 10 min drive
  • Lake Manyara - 45 min drive
  • Lake Manyara National Park - 79 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportLake Manyara (LKY) - 33 min drive


  • Paradise Garden - 11 min drive
  • Internet Café - 11 min drive
  • Rohtian Gates - 11 min drive
  • Doffa Annex - 11 min drive
  • Lilac Cafe - 11 min drive

About this property

Gibb's Farm

Luxury lodge with free breakfast and restaurant
A restaurant, an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge are available at this smoke-free lodge. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include spa services, free use of bicycles and dry cleaning. All 21 individually decorated rooms feature room service and balconies or patios. Guests can enjoy fireplaces, and other standard amenities include washing machines, premium bedding and separate bathtubs and showers.
Gibb's Farm offers 21 forms of accommodation with fireplaces and complimentary bottles of 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 a separate bath and shower, slippers, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include in-room massages.
Recreational amenities at the lodge include an outdoor pool and complimentary bicycles.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include body scrubs and body treatments.

Awards and affiliations

Gibb's Farm is listed in the 2020 Condé Nast Traveller Gold List of the world's best places to stay and the 2020 Travel + Leisure 500.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Art gallery
  • Free bike hire
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa services

Family friendly

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


  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • No lifts

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Swahili


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace


  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Massages


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Couples dining
  • Romance packages available
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Ceiling fan
  • Linens
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio


  • Desk
  • Fireplace
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • In-room massage
  • Individually decorated
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Turndown service
  • Washing machine



Check-in from 2:00 PM - 5 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 5:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types

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 may be 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
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

We should mention

No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Gibb's Farm have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is Gibb's Farm pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Gibb's Farm?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Gibb's Farm?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM - 5 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Gibb's Farm?
Checkout is at 10:00 AM.
Where is Gibb's Farm located?
Situated in Karatu, this luxury lodge is 21.1 mi (34 km) from Lake Manyara and 23.8 mi (38.2 km) from Lake Manyara National Park.
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

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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

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Passing by
Unique and beautiful hotel converted from an old farm with beautiful grounds
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2017

5/5 Excellent

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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.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2017