June 28 – 30, 2022$1,540
If you’d like to really wind down from your long flights to Tanzania and be completely refreshed from jetlag (Tanzania is 8 hours ahead of New York), we suggest you come a few days early and relax at Tanzania’s finest mountain retreat.
Located in the cool mountainous highlands of Karatu is the precious resort, Gibb’s Farm. A true working farm, Gibb’s coffee is prized around the world. The farm also produces many of the vegetables and dairy products used by a number of lodges and camps in the Serengeti. Everything served to guests staying at the organic farm, from the butter to salt to honey, is produced right here!
The individual Nantucket cottages include a huge bedroom with fireplace, a huge bath with fireplace, an outdoor shower, and writing room and patio. The patio is surrounded by an endless array of tropical plants and the entire estate is a bird sanctuary. Fireplaces are necessary because it often falls below freezing at night, although July days are normally bright and warm!
Gibb’s offers a variety of activities for its guests including visits to the nearby schools and town, mountain biking, ranger-led walks into the game-filled Ngorongoro forests, lectures by local shamans and a variety of famous spa treatments. Artists-in-residence work with children teaching canvas painting and terra cotta sculpture. So whether you come to sit and absorb the great mountain views, or find some inspiring activity, Gibb’s is the perfect place!
This is a pre-trip to the July 2022 Great Migration.
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The prices include:
** Meals as detailed in brackets following each day's description below;
** All park entrance fees, VAT and other government taxes;
** Comprehensive pre-trip material.
Additional expenses not included:
- Meals not included;
- Some beverages;
- All international, regional and local scheduled flights;
- Requisite visas and other travel preparations like inoculations;
- Costs if necessary of PCR tests and any other unanticipated costs associated to Covid-19 travel regulations
- Tipping (Liz and Jim Heck do not accept tips).
Timed to exactly meet the Kenya Airways connection from JFK, proceed through Tanzanian customs and immigration and then immediately board a small aircraft for the flight to Manyara. Gibb’s vehicles then drive you to the farm. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon before sumptuous snack snacks, cocktails and then a splendid, organic dinner. Overnight at Gibb's Farm.[d]
The farm is the perfect place to recoup after the long journey to Tanzania, but there are scores of activities available. Visit the nearby school to meet kids in their daily routine. A dawn game drive is even available into Lake Manyara National Park with a wonderful picnic breakfast. Meals, activities and overnight at Gibb's Farm.[b-l-d]
After a leisurely morning Gibb’s vehicles transfer you back to the Manyara airstrip where around noon you board an aircraft headed for the Serengeti which comes from Arusha with the main safari participants, and your Great Migration Safari begins!