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Gibb's Farm

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

Highlights

- Tranquil hideaway
- Beautiful cottages
- Guided walks
- Mountain biking

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Overview

Situated between Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater, Gibb's farm is a secluded and tranquil retreat. Dotted around the lovely gardens are 18 individually decorated cottages. Each of the bright cottages has a lounge area and private balcony offering views of the pretty gardens or of the surrounding coffee plantations. The large bathrooms have a separate bath and shower and also an outdoor shower.

Over at the main farmhouse are the communal areas including a living room, dining rooms and outside verandahs, where you can sit back and enjoy the views.

We love Gibb's Farm because it serves as the perfect base to relax and have a break from the more rigid schedule of a safari. Its gorgeous location also helps to build a sense of rural Africa. If sitting back and taking it all in sounds too sedentary, mountain biking and walking are two of the activities on offer, as well as a broad assortment of farm-based activities including bread-making and coffee roasting. For those looking for a more cultural experience, there are community projects to visit.

Children of all ages are welcome. There is one family cottage comprising two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and a common living area. Inter-connecting rooms are also available. Although there is no dedicated children's programme, the range of activities is fabulous. Children love exploring the extensive grounds and are often invited to milk the cows or feed the pigs! Staff members offer an informal babysitting service and cots and highchairs are available. Although parents can be reassured by the fence around the property, children must remain under attentive parental supervision at all times.

Gibb's Farm is an attractive and tranquil hideaway in a wonderful location, where guests can enjoy a change of pace in the comfort of peaceful surroundings.

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What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 495 reviews

(4.96/5)

  • The trip was amazing everything was better than we could have imagined.
    There was a moment climbing the mount Kenya where my wife accused me of tricking her into doing this (half kidding) as some of the nights got pretty cold, but we were dressed well and the sunrise at the peak was astonishing.
    Safari was spectacular, Ben who was our main guide and driver was awesome! We saw everything excepts rhinos which were more of a hope than a reality. We also were able to watch a rock python eat a Thompson gazel live. It was one of the most interesting and unsettling things I have ever seen.
    Just overall, so many moments that make you think wow or I can't believe I am here. Thank you for your help in getting everything set up. I don't believe I could have booked the trip without your help and guidance. It was an amazing way to start our marriage and truly the trip of a lifetime!

    MissingWilliam Kearns reviewing 11 Day Mount Kenya Trek and Masai Mara Safari Combined on 29 October 2018

  • The Namibia trip was fantastic!

    Self-driving was brilliant, and the chronology of the itinerary was perfect (against the flow/direction most other travelers took).

    As for specifics:

    OKONJIMA
    This place was the best!
    Best service, best staff, best food, best experiences, best facilities.
    We saw a cheetah kill, leopards, and white rhino (which we were not expecting).
    If you’ve never been you should go...If I ever go back to Namibia I will revisit.

    EMANYA
    The only (slight) disappointment.
    Maybe because it was right after Okonjima, but the service was lacking, the facilities were a bit run down, it was the only place with mosquitoes in the room with no net and no spray. Food was marginal. Not sure if there are better options in the area, though.

    OKAUKEUJO
    Etosha Park was amazing. There was so much wildlife with so little crowds.
    The Okaukeujo Camp had the best watering hole with animals coming in at all times of the night. A great experience exclusive to the camp.

    DORO NAWAS
    Beautiful place. Very private. Food and service excellent.
    A nice stopping point on the drive.

    SPITZKOPPE
    An amazing place...How they laid out and built it.
    Enjoyed exploring the grounds and the local area/sights.
    The staff was on par with Okonjima.
    2 days were perfect.

    Ivin provided us with good advice/information/recommendations along the route, along with a cell phone and cooler for the trip. The car was perfect.
    They represent Tourdust well!

    Again, another great trip you put together...Thank you!

    MissingEarl Wong reviewing Northern Namibia Highlights - Self Drive on 17 October 2018

  • We both suffered but enjoyed it immensely. Just how it should be!!!!
    Our route up the mountain, the Burguret trail is very arduous and certainly should not be used for people who are not very fit and experienced trekkers. It mainly followers animal trails through the forests and bog lands around the mountain. The Chogoria route down was great. The guide and porters were great. Wild camping means just that, really just what I wanted, but I have lived in Kenya.

    MissingJonathan Bailey reviewing Mount Kenya: Burguret Chogoria Traverse on 24 September 2018

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