For the second year in a row, Travel + Leisure voted Gibbs Farm the No. 1 Safari Lodge in Africa and one of the top 20 hotels in the world.
This is a special moment for us because most of our safaris end with a stay at Gibb’s Farm. Our founders, Rick Thomson and Judi Wineland, own the property and use the same principles to run the lodge that we value as a safari company: sustainability, high quality and an authentic appreciation for the people and history of Tanzania.
Those qualities are resonating with travelers.
“The 1929 lodge offers two qualities sometimes rare among safari accommodation: a deep sense of history and a highly personal homestay feel,” the T+L announcement reads. “Visitors to Africa are increasingly craving activities that offer an authentic sense of connection to the culture of the continent, as well as its wildlife.”
This win shows we’re on the right track. The safari experience is about more than seeing wildlife in luxury. It’s about finding a place that feels like it belongs – a genuine piece of the land and culture itself.
T+L uses feedback from travelers themselves to choose winners, not an editorial board or paid critics. Being voted to the top spot once over thousands of other luxury lodges across Africa is significant. Doing it twice in a row is extraordinary, and we want to thank all our past guests who helped make this happen.
Asanta Sana! We hope to see you at Gibb’s again sometime soon.
What’s Gibb’s Farm Like?
Pictures and videos can’t describe it perfectly, but we encourage you to browse our gallery below and explore the Gibb’s Farm website itself.