Ahhh... Tanzania. In my book it is one of those places on this planet that must be seen to be believed. The shear number of animals and birds is unrivaled with thousands of square miles of untouched expanse. When you book with Serengeti Safaris your choice of lodging is legendary. Gibb's Farm has a history in Tanzania unlike any other. Situated at the base of Ngorongoro Crater, a world heritage site and lying just three degrees from the equator at 6,000ft., it is an oasis of comfort and delectable cuisine. Upon arrival you are greeted almost instantly by the most helpful and caring staff.

This working coffee plantation of 200 acres was established by German farmers in the 1920's. It was later acquired by an English family and, to this day is owned and operated by a daughter, Margaret Gibb. She offers very traditional English fare and service you might expect from companies like Abercrombie and Kent, Kerr and Downey or Park East, but at a fraction of the cost. How does she do it? I believe she has always done it, and, I am convinced she knows no other way. Virtually all the food served at the lodge and provided on our camping Safaris is produced at Gibb's Farm. Six acres of vegetables and herbs, fresh milk and cheeses, meats and honey, plus an abundance of tropical fruits all make for such delicious dishes as Mahindi cheese and Rubarb pie well prepared by Reggie, Margarets' chef of more than 20 years. People come from all over Tanzania to dine at Gibb's Farm, and, I have to say, I would not stay anywhere else. I feel I really am home when I arrive at the farm. After just one visit I feel sure that you will agree.