Gibb’s Farm Wins T+L’s Best Safari Lodge 2017

Written by Thomson Safaris

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“It’s one of those rare perfect places that you know you will never forget.”

That’s one review of Gibb’s Farm, which was voted the No. 1 Safari Lodge in Africa and 5th Best Hotel in the World by Travel + Leisure this year.

Why are we particularly excited about this? Gibb’s Farm is a key component of many of our safari experiences. It’s a special part of our experience, our home and your adventure.

This glowing feedback reaffirms our warm feelings about Gibb’s and bolsters our continued investment to the location – not to mention we love kind words from guests themselves!

T+L publishes these yearly surveys with feedback from readers and travelers. Not an editorial board, not paid critics – travelers like you rated Gibb’s Farm the best safari lodge in all of Africa.

Why do Travelers Love Gibb’s Farm?

T+L readers rate locations based on “facilities, location, service, food and drink and overall value.” Praise for Gibb’s mentioned the 75-acres of lush garden landscape, fresh farm-to-table meals and close proximity to Ngorongoro Crater and its wildlife.

But there’s much more to be said, and you don’t have to take our word for it! Here’s what other travelers have said about Gibb’s Farm:


“I own 4 boutique hotels and 12 restaurants. We are proud of our record of accomplishment. We could learn much from Gibb’s Farm, an amazing experience – authentic, relevant and a new standard for service and creativity. And great for kids and adults.” 

Bruce T. (July ’16 guest)


“Gibb’s was beyond belief and refreshed my spirit and soul! A wonderful gift to the senses.” 

Howard B. (June ‘13 guest)


“Gibb’s was our favorite accommodation on the trip. Enormously impressive staff; downright visionary, high end, environmentally sensitive outfit.” 

William F. (Dec. ’12 – Jan. ’13 guest)


“Gibb’s Farm is the most amazing place. It sets a gold standard for accommodations in any part of the world.” 

Karen B. (Dec. ’12 – Jan. ’13 guest)


“Gibb’s Farm is truly enchanting and a great complement to the trip.” 

James M. (Feb. – March ’13 guest)


“Gibb’s Farm was truly a joy in every respect from beginning to end. We all lavished in its luxury. The chef was wonderful.” 

Robert S. (March ’13 guest)


“We nearly wanted to skip the rest of the safari and stay at this magnificent place. It is a “must do!!” for anyone going on safari. We truly love it.” 

T. Ray P. (March ’13 guest)