Stepping out of the truck, I was greeted by my first name from Herman (office manager), Peter & Gilbert (dining room managers). It was great to see my old friends again. As soon as we were seated for a traditional Maasai buffet, they wanted to know when I was returning for a longer period. Peter reminded me again that he still thinks I look like John McCain, I’m not so sure.
Before entering the farm, a quick stop at the ‘loo with a view’, and what a view it was. I recall these facilities being under construction during my last visit.
High on the Rift Valley Escarpment, Gibbs commands a view like none other. The great Rift Valley runs some 8,000 kilometers, from Lebanon to the Zambezi River.
The new Chef and assistant manager (Peter) spoke of an upcoming renovation which will include a new kitchen and dining room. Typical of Gibbs, always looking for improvements and striving for excellence. I’m not surprised they won safari lodge of the year by Conde Nast Traveler.
As we leave the farm for the crater, I say goodbye to my friends and I look forward to a return visit to a very special lodge, Gibbs Farm.
Afya and happy photo’ing