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Day 13 - Exploring the Ngorongoro Highlands.

We will rise early once again to take in the delightful chorus of songbirds from your verandah: the twee-wee trill of the yellow-throated long claw, the bell-like boo-boo of the tropical boubou, and the soft warble of the scarlet-chested sunbird. You’ll be served coffee and tea on your verandah as you listen to nature’s morning symphony.

After breakfast we will take a guided tour of Gibb’s garden, a sloping 10 acres of vegetables and fruit gardens, growing everything from artichoke to zucchini and providing most of the ingredients for the delicious organic meals we will share at the farm. Our guide will teach us about the sustainable practices at Gibb’s as we take a tour through a pig and dairy farm where we will have the chance to try our hand at milking a cow. We will end by taking a leisurely stroll through the famed coffee bean fields that gave the farm its start over 80 years ago.

Our delectable farm-to-table lunch will be a meal you won’t soon forget. The afternoon is for you to enjoy on the farm. Gibb’s Farm sponsors East African artists, from botanical illustrators to Makonde carvers, who live at the farm and develop their work. In fact, it is their sculptures, paintings, and artwork that adorn the many luxury cottages and facilities at Gibb’s. Meet with one of the artists and learn more about his or her work, inspiration and techniques. Enjoy a relaxing denouement to the day: with a view of the coffee farms and forests that surround Gibb’s Farm, take in the accompanying aromas and sounds as you have afternoon tea on the verandah and unwind.

GIBB’S FARM (B, L, D)