Overlooking the coffee fields and stunning East African vista, surrounded by terraced flower gardens and ancient trees, Gibb’s Farm offers a retreat from the rigors of daily life or the adventures of safari. Enjoy peaceful walks in the nearby forest or stroll through our historic gardens. Partake in one of many activities—afternoon tea, bicycle the back roads of Karatu, explore elephant caves—or simply relax on your private verandah. To calm and restore, immerse your senses in a true path of wellness through Gibb’s Farm African Spa, featuring indigenous Maasai healing treatments.
Gibb’s Farm continues the Gibb’s legacy of stewardship, protecting the farm and over 75 acres of land through sustainable practices that include grey-water recycling, solar water heating and organic farming. Our nine floral gardens and English herb garden attract and benefit over 200 bird species. All of our kitchen and food waste is repurposed, either fed to farm pigs or composted to nurture our 7 acres of organic vegetables and 30 acres of organic Arabica coffee.
Gibb’s Farm’s rustic charm and gracious accommodations provide an ideal sanctuary for a few day’s respite while on safari or for an extended vacation or honeymoon getaway. The 1929 farmhouse and five cottages comprised the original guesthouse in 1972. Today, 17 guest cottages—each featuring a unique theme and richly appointed with eucalyptus floors, hand-crafted furniture, two queen-size beds, indoor and outdoor showers, a fireplace and private verandah—provide an elegant home away from home, with all of the cozy comforts. A cottage with a common living area and two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms is available for families or couples traveling together.
From the kitchen
Healthy, farm fresh cuisine and attentive, gracious hospitality defines the iconic nature of the dining experience at Gibb’s Farm. Our organic farm-to-table cuisine stimulates the senses and provides sustenance to restore, replenish and energize. Garden grown organic vegetables and locally raised meats, farm-fresh milk, cream and baked goods provide the healthy, nutritious ingredients for our sumptuous breakfast, lunch and dinner menus.