Here, at the entrance to the Highlands, midway between Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater, five kilometres from the village of Karatu, is Gibb’s Farm. Gibb’s Farm is an oasis of green, calm and beauty, in a landscape that can often be parched, dry and dusty. The Farm offers 20 twin rooms with en suite bathrooms set among the gardens. The main facilities, consisting of a sitting room, reading room, dining room (which serves fresh, home-cooked meals), bar and gift shop, are situated in the old farmhouse. In cooler evenings, relax by the fireside, but most of the time you will want to be outside, enjoying the gardens, the view or the night sky. When you are ready, come in for dinner. Coffee is grown, processed and roasted on the farm and a vast ten-acre fruit and organic vegetable garden provides nearly all the fruit and vegetables to the guests, who wake up to fresh coffee, a multitude of flowers and breathtaking views. Dinner begins at 7:30 every night with a set four -course meal served to your table. Always included is homemade bread and rolls, an interesting starter such as banana rice, followed by soup and then a main course of meat, three different farm fresh vegetables and a green salad. Don’t forget to save room for desert, followed by tea or Gibb’s Farm coffee! Gibb’s Farm provides a welcome stop on any safari, and a base from which to enjoy the many activities available in the foothills of the Ngorongoro Crater. Even if your stay is short, find time for a gentle walk or tour of the gardens.