The Living-Museum

For the traveler a genuine cultural safari experience occurs when context to the resident, farmer or indigenous lifestyle is given. It occurs when the tourist is no longer transient but a “resident.” Living amongst the farmers is the ideal way to achieve a more complete cultural experience. To preserve such activity the Farm is an economic service to the community. The Farm takes the form of a residential estate for the traveler to delve deep within the farmer’s traditional habitat, with its citizenry engaged in traditional activity, including artistry. 

A visit to Gibb’s Farm can be described as a Cultural Safari, A Living Museum and a Ecological Destination.  In this section we set out to describe all three.  After describing each we shall consider their interaction and compare them to different models.  To get started, please click on the links or photos below.

➀ A Living Museum
➁ A Cultural Safari
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The traveler who arrives at Gibb’s Farm 
walks into a “living museum.”  
The Living Museum at Gibb’s Farm is:

a place where the traveler is no longer transient.   The traveler becomes a resident and lives amongst the farmers, the healers and artists,
a place where the traveler can be a participant in, and not just an observer of, the daily life on the farm. Participation is optional and carefully considered as a bridge maker.  It is approached not to for its perfect authenticity but for cross cultural communications.
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The traveler who arrives at Gibb’s Farm embarks on a “cultural safari”.

“Safari” is a swahili word, it means “journey.”
A Cultural Safari at Gibb’s Farm is a journey to:

a place were you can interact with all the people who live there,
a place where you can find the contemporary farming culture and village life of Northern Tanzania,
a place where you can find local craftsman, artisans, naturalists and local indigenous healers.
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The traveler who arrives at Gibb’s Farm 
steps into an “eco-destination” 
unlike any other place in Africa:

the unique ecology of Gibb’s Farm includes the flora, fauna, birds and game of North Tanzania,
the unique biodiversity of North Tanzania includes the relationships between its natural and human inhabitants,
the unique environment of North Tanzania is not only preserved at Gibb’s Farm; it lives and thrives in an atmosphere that recognizes its past and embraces its future.

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The Educational Travel Community’s recognition of our Living-Museum educational programs, bridging the traveler’s experience, community learning and economy, is based on the long heritage of this eighty year old farm estate.

Gibb’s Farm Selected First Place Honoree 2010

Responsible Tourism Showcase U.S. Educational Travel Community

“We are delighted to announce that ETC’s Executive Advisory Council selected Gibb’s Farm as the Education Travel Community 2010 Responsible Tourism Showcase First-Place Honoree from among an impressive group of applicants,” said  J. Mara DelliPriscoli founder and ETC President, upon the selection.

“Gibb’s Farm is exactly the type of community-based initiative that ETC seeks to recognize for its positive contributions to conserving the local environment and cultural heritage, while also providing  economic benefits for the community.”