3 Nights | 4 Days
Today we catch up with a scheduled morning flight to Gibb's Farm via Lake Manyara Airstrip. You would not think of coming to Tanzania without staying at Gibb's Farm. It is, simply put, the single most spectacular place to stay anywhere in Tanzania. From the geography to the stunningly elegant cottages, to farm—to—table dining, to the warm, friendly, and generous people who work and live on the farm, Gibbs Farm is just over the top incredible.
Fly to Gibb's Farm via Lake Manyara Airstrip
On arrival, a local safari guide will meet and greet you and escort you to Gibb's Farm
Enjoy an outdoor shower, in—room spa treatment, farm—to—table dining, and learning about local culture from the attentive staff.
Organic Farm—to—Table Dining at Gibb's Farm
—Travel + Leisure World’s Best List #1 African Safari Lodge—3 Times.
Chef de Cuisine Lisa Campbell and her culinary team are renowned for creating rich, earth—friendly menus are happy to accommodate guests with special dietary needs, including vegan, gluten—free, and low—carb menu options.
In—depth Afternoon Game Drive to Lake Manyara
Today after enjoying our organic decent lunch; we drive to Lake Manyara. The park is famous for its tree—climbing lions, hippo pool, and vast elephant herds.
“…the loveliest [lake] I had seen in Africa.”
Ernest HemingwayNobel Prize winner—American novelist and short-story writer,
Happy Hour At Gibb's FarmThe Shrike Way
The evening is all yours.
Finishing with a Sundowner is part of the Shrike DNA, of course.
Finest Dining Experience...
And tonight, to energize and replenish you, plentiful fresh, farm—to—table cuisine is served for a luscious dinner featuring the farm’s organic produce and meat, milk and cream from the dairy, and fresh—baked bread, and desserts.
The Main Farmhouse Dining Room is open seven days a week, year-round, serving the finest breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Your safari, your rule... Your stay at Gibb's Farm is all about you. We use each activity as a springboard rather than an instruction manual. Your trip will be exactingly tailored to suit you and the people you’re traveling with. And when we say we can do anything, we mean it: Our job is to connect you to the right experiences.
Full—Day Game Viewing to Ngorongoro Crater
For a complete adventure, take a day to explore Ngorongoro Crater on one of our safari adventures. You will soon see why Ngorongoro Crater is considered to be among the World’s great wonders...
Ngorongoro Crater boasts more than 30,000 animals, in and around the crater, including rarely seen black rhino, lion, hippo, hyena, wildebeest, zebra, African buffalo, and more.
2—Hour Guided Elephant Caves Walk
On this two—hour hike through the forested slopes of the Ngorongoro, you will discover a magnificent waterfall and incredible “elephant caves” created by elephants digging up the earth to ingest the vitamin—rich soil.
There is perhaps nothing grander than the peace and solitude of a walk or nature outing to restore one’s well—being and discover the wonders of a new environment.
Take a break from your safari adventures and cool off in our free—form infinity pool overlooking the green forest of Ngorongoro highland.
With sunbeds and bar service, it’s an idyllic setting from which to watch a glorious sunset or admire a turquoise sky. Upon request, drinks can easily be served for you.
After the sun sets, replenish with expertly prepared, farm—to—table organic cuisine as you dine by candlelight and share the day’s adventures.
Guests may also enjoy a full bar featuring specialty cocktails and an extensive wine list. Chef de Cuisine Lisa Campbell is happy to accommodate guests with special dietary needs, including vegan, gluten—free, and low—carb menu options.
After a private consultation, Gibb's Farm will design a personal treatment for you. Treatments are based upon the healing powers of nature and may include freshly harvested and prepared botanicals to enhance your experience.
Drawing from over 50 different indigenous plants, the naturally-derived treatments include Engorno Milk Massage, Floral Foot Soak, Oljingai Heat Revival, and Olorien Hot Wood Treatment. Enjoy a personalized spa treatment in the privacy of your cottage.
Extraordinary Night Game Drive at Lake Manyara
One of the best ways to observe rarely—seen nocturnal animals, our night drive outing to Lake Manyara National Park is an experience to remember.
A Shrike safari leader together with the Park rangers will take you on a wondrous night of discovery, followed by warm hot chocolate upon your return to the farm.
Village Walk or Biking Tour
This leisurely two—hour walk around our neighboring village of Tloma provides a personal look at Tanzanian village life. You will discover the true essence and traditions of rural East African village life.
Explore the back roads of the village by bicycle or for the more adventurous, take a mountain bike day trip to Rhotia, an unforgettable way to experience rural Tanzania.
Celebrate Your "Love" in Legendary Style
The traditions, history, and romance of Gibb’s Farm make it ideal for a destination wedding or adventure honeymoon. The farm’s namesake, James Gibb, married his wife Margaret here. To commemorate the occasion, they planted the lovely flowering Erythrina Abysinnica tree outside the Wedding House cottage.
Surrounded by lush, fragrant plants, species of birds, exotic wildlife, and rolling coffee fields, the rhythms of the farm and beyond transport you and your loved one to another time and place.
Cultural Tour to the Hadzabe Bushmen
Here we will also thoroughly enjoy a visit to bushmen, learning about their tribal social systems, hunting techniques, customs, and the place of the Hadzabe in today’s Africa.
Amongst the world’s last remaining hunter-gatherer tribes inhabiting the scrubby bushland, Hadzabe men search for food alone and return home with golden honey, sweet fruit, or hearty wild game when, and if available.
Enjoy a Sumptuous Breakfast at Gibb's Farm
After a hearty English breakfast; your Safari Leader will pick you up at Arusha Coffee Lodge and proceed with the next program.