Tanzania - Gibb´s Farm

INFORMATION

The fascinating Gibb’s Farm is located in the beautiful village Karatu close to the Ngorongoro Crater and surrounded by Lake Eyasi and Lake Manyara. This location is the best place for a stopover on the way from or to Tarangire, the Serengeti or the Ngorongoro Crater. Enjoy an unforgettable holiday in Paradise. Wonderful tropical gardens, 30 acres of coffee plantations, 10 acres of vegetables and fruits, 5 acres of flowers and herbs and a little cow, pig and chicken farm belong to the plot of this huge farm area. You can relax within flower meadows, drink a coffee or enjoy a great variety of hot and cold meals. All of them are made fresh with ingredients from the own fields. Get a deep insight of the daily life while feeding the animals, milking the cows, gathering flowers, vegetables or fruits or watching the coffee roasting. Every day you will have a new chance to discover another part of the huge area. Listen to the stories and traditions of the farm and learn more about ecology and sustainability. Besides to all the activities at the farm land, the Gibb’s Farm offers much more in the local area. You can discover exciting spectacles of nature and many species during a hike along the Ngorongoro Crater, lakes and waterfalls or you can visit a traditional village and a local school. Learn more about the importance of this farm to the whole region. Immerse yourself into the colorful world of the Gibb’s Farm! 

HISTORY

Gibb’s Farm was a German coffee plantation during the German colonial era. The Germans cultivated the plantation until the end of the 1930s and called it Nova Franconia.

A man named James Gibb arrived on the farm after the war in 1946. He rebuilt the farm together with his wife Margaret and his three children. Tanzania achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1961. About 10 years later the country transformed to socialism and all farmers were expropriated. About the same time first visitors reached the Ngorongoro Crater. There were no lodges and guesthouses available at that time. The first visitors came and asked for food or if they may set up their tent in the garden. This marked the birth of the first lodge here in Northern Tanzania. The first small accommodations were built. A company offering safaris joined and the lodge grew slowly over the years.

The husband of Margaret developed Alzheimer’s disease and became a nursing case in 2004. She sold the lodge to an American family which still is the owner today. The old buildings were demolished in 2006 and rebuilt from scratch during the following years. Since then the lodge keeps on developing.

FACTS
  • 2 cottages with two bedrooms
  • 17 cottages with one bedroom
  • Cottage equipment: Queen or King size beds, mosquito nets, armchair and sofa, wardrobe, safe, desk, flashlight, bathrobe, yoga mat, open chimney, bathroom with toilet and bathtub, inside and outside shower, hairdryer, towels, soap, shampoo, shower gel
  • 1 restaurant with patio
  • 1 lounge area with bar and open chimney
  • 1 art gallery
  • Extensive garden area with a lot of possibilities to relax
  • Cash payments possible in USD and TSH
  • Own off-road vehicles
INCLUDED SERVICES
  • Full board (local beer, wine, and soft drinks)
  • Welcome drink
  • Farm based and local cultural activities like baking breads, harvesting vegetables and fruits, coffee roasting and much more
  • School visit in Tloma
  • Bicycle tour through Karatu
  • Wi-Fi 
  • Return Lake Manyara Airport transfers for all stays of 2 nights or more
NOT INCLUDED SERVICES
  • Visa 
  • Tips
  • Travel insurances
  • 1.20 EUR Government Tourism Levy per person (subject to change)
ADDITIONAL SERVICES
  • Transfer from/to Kilimanjaro Airport 313 EUR*
  • Transfer from/to Arusha Airport 285 EUR*
  • Transfer from/to Lake Manyara Airstrip 118 EUR*
  • Visit of a carpentry to build a school desk for the local school 48 EUR
  • Erosion control tree planting 24 EUR
  • Transfer from farm to Ngorongoro Crater Rim for walking safari from 423 EUR (for 2 person)
  • Waterfall and Elephant Caves 14 EUR
  • Quad Bike Adventure 80 EUR (for 2 hours)
  • Cultural journey to Tloma 20 EUR
  • Various African massage treatments from 28 EUR
  • Safari Ngorongoro Crater 285 EUR
  • Safari Lake Manyara 285 EUR
  • Safari Lake Eyasi 285 EUR
  • Hippo Pools Sunset Safari 285 EUR 
  • Lake Eyasi Quad Bike Safari 203 EUR .

*All transfers are quoted per vehicle one-way. Maximum 7 passengers.

PRICES

GARDEN COTTAGES

HAUPTSAISON
ZWISCHENSAISON
GRÜNE JAHRESZEIT
01.01.18 – 07.01.18
08.01.18 – 31.03.19
01.04.18 – 14.06.18 
 15.06.18 – 31.08.18
01.09.18 – 31.10.18
01.11.18 – 19.12.18 
20.12.18 – 31.12.18*


*15% Feiertags-Zuschlag fällt für 24., 25. & 31. Dezember an.

Cottages (pro Person im Doppelzimmer) 


HAUPTSAISONZWISCHENSAISONGRÜNE JAHRESZEIT
Halbpension
374 €
346 €
276 €
Vollpension
395 €
366 €
297 €


Dreierbelegung (pro Person 17+)


HAUPTSAISONZWISCHENSAISONGRÜNE JAHRESZEIT
Halbpension
297 €
272 €
215 €
Vollpension
317 €
293 €
236 €


Getränke-Zuschlag

40 EUR pro Person pro Nacht (anti-alkoholische Getränke, standardmäßige Spirituosen, lokales Bier und Hausweine) 

Kinder

0-6 Jahre
Kostenfrei mit Eltern (max. 3 Kinder pro Cottage)
7-16 Jahre

Freie Unterkunft mit Eltern (max. 3 Kinder pro Cottage).

40 EUR pro Kind für Halb- und Vollpension

7-16 Jahre

75% von der Erwachsenen-Rate für die ersten zwei Kinder im eigenen

Cottage untergebracht. Für jedes weitere Kind gibt es 20% Ermäßigung.

(max 5 Kinder pro Cottage)

17+ Jahre
Voller Preis 

Spezielle Angebote*

Buche 3 Nächte und zahle nur 2 in folgendem Reisezeitraum
1. April – 14. Juni & 1. November – 19. Dezember 2018

Buche 4 Nächte und zahle nur 3 in folgendem Reisezeitraum
8. Januar – 31. März & 1. September – 31. Oktober 2018

*Angebot nach Verfügbarkeit. Allgemeine Geschäftsbedingungen fallen an und Nächte müssen 
aufeinanderfolgend sein.


FAMILY HOUSES

HAUPTSAISON
ZWISCHENSAISON
GRÜNE JAHRESZEIT
01.01.18 – 07.01.18
08.01.18 – 31.03.19
01.04.18 – 14.06.18 
15.06.18 – 31.08.18
01.09.18 – 31.10.18
01.11.18 – 19.12.18 
20.12.18 – 31.12.18*


*15% Feiertags-Zuschlag fällt für 24., 25. & 31. Dezember an.


Boustani House pro Haus, max. 6 Gäste (4 Erwachsene ODER 2 Erwachsene und 4 Kinder)


HAUPTSAISONZWISCHENSAISONGRÜNE JAHRESZEIT
Halbpension 
374 €
346 € 
276 €
Vollpension
395 €
366 €
297 €


Deutsches House pro Haus, max. 6 Gäste (4 Erwachsene ODER 2 Erwachsene und 4 Kinder)


HAUPTSAISONZWISCHENSAISONGRÜNE JAHRESZEIT
Halbpension
297 €
272 €
215 €
Vollpension
317 €
293 €
236 €


Getränke-Zuschlag

40 EUR pro Person pro Nacht (anti-alkoholische Getränke, standardmäßige Spirituosen, lokales Bier und Hausweine)

Spezielle Angebote*

Buche 3 Nächte und zahle nur 2 in folgendem Reisezeitraum
1. April – 14. Juni & 1. November – 19. Dezember 2018

Buche 4 Nächte und zahle nur 3 in folgendem Reisezeitraum
8. Januar – 31. März & 1. September – 31. Oktober 2018

*Angebot nach Verfügbarkeit. Allgemeine Geschäftsbedingungen fallen an und Nächte müssen
aufeinanderfolgend sein.

Parkgebühren
 
Gebühr pro Fahrzeug im Krater: 240 €
Gebühr pro Erwachsener im Krater: 57 €
Gebühr für Kinder im Krater: 19 € für Kinder zwischen 5 und 17 Jahren
Lake Manyara Nationalparkgebühr pro Erwachsener: 43 €
Lake Manyara Nationalparkgebühr pro Kind: 14 € für Kinder zwischen 5 und 16 Jahren
Gebühr pro Fahrzeug im Lake Eyasi Park: ab 89 € pro Wagen

DEPOSIT AND CANCELLATION

Any cancellation will attract a cancellation fee according to the following table, dependent on the days prior to the planned check-in:

• 62 - 48 days: 25 %
• 47 - 33 days: 50 %
• 32 - 0 days, no show, and early departure: 100 %
• After receiving the booking confirmation, a deposit of 50 % of the total price has to be paid at least 62 days prior to arrival. The remaining payment has to be completed latest 32 days before the trip.

BOOKING

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