An array of activities allow you to make the most of the incredible area. Meet a local family with a visit to Thoma village, gaining a greater understanding of the Iraqw culture, before traditional healers share stories about their culture, tribal folklore and stories from the Maasai. In addition, the farm's established artist-in-residence programme allows you to watch and learn from some of East Africa’s most talented artists, observing how the landscapes and people of Africa provide inspiration to their work.
Full day safaris can be arranged from Gibbs Farm into the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, where you can enjoy an unforgettable picnic lunch surrounded by wildlife. You can also explore Lake Manyara National Park, home to elephant, giraffe and the elusive leopard. The big draw card here is the prolific birdlife, with the lake attracting some 380 species.
Luxury Family Holidays
Children of all ages are welcome at Gibbs Farm and the two-bedroom cottages are ideal for families, with a central lounge for additional space. Children can fully immerse themselves in farm life and assist with milking the cows and picking vegetables. Visits can be arranged to the local primary school and, through Gibb’s Farm extensive ‘giving back’ philosophy, families can consider being part of their Donate a Desk project.
The cottages at Gibbs Farm lend themselves to romance with indoor and outdoor showers, private verandahs and cosy log fires for those cooler evenings. What's more, the history of Gibbs Farm is founded on romance. James Gibb, who the farm is named after, married his wife here and planted the flowering tree outside Wedding House Cottage to mark the occasion. Interwoven with East African traditions, weddings and renewal of vows can be arranged in the flower-filled gardens.
Using the ancient healing therapies of the Maasai, Gibbs Farm can provide private massages in the privacy of your cottage. The Olkari Clay Paint treatment uses red clay to remove impurities from the skin, whilst the Arabica coffee scrub will fill the room with delicious aromas.