Jambo Spice Farm

Jambo Spice Farm, Zanzibar City: Hours, Address, Jambo Spice Farm Reviews: 4.5/5

Jambo Spice Farm
4.5
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Welcome to a Jambo Spice Farm in Zanzibar to experience different kind of spice available within the island also you can book to get a well prepared spiced lunch and lesson to cook local food
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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dmittleman
Palm Beach Gardens, FL1,393 contributions
Good Guide, Very Insightful
Jul 2021
We did a biking tour through the plantation. This was a great way to get around, see some local life, and learn about the spices. Lunch was delicious, plentiful, and well served. The fruit tasting at the end was a nice bonus.
Written 24 July 2021
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Carmen Banateanu
Bucharest, Romania242 contributions
Lovely Experience
Jun 2021
Really nice experience. We could see, smell and taste a lot of spices and other plants in their natural environment. At the end of our tour, we could taste the tastiest fruits and had the chance to buy some spices and other natural cosmetics.
Written 12 July 2021
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Bidule05
France411 contributions
Isabelle (France)
Mar 2020
We visited the Jambo spice farm.
The staff is very friendly.
We visited the spice beautiful plantation with an English speaking guide, who had high level of knowledge, regarding spice cultures. This was a very interesting visit, allowing us to see:
- the star of the spices in Zanzibar: the cloves
- other spices, e.g.: nutmeg, cardamom, cinnamon, various species of pepper, ginger, cumin…
During the visit, we could smell the leaves, the fruits and/or the roots of these spices!
Moreover, the guide explained us the culinary and medicinal properties of these spices.
A must in Zanzibar island, that is famous all over the word for spices!!!
Written 25 February 2021
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Tsvetelina G
Sofia, Bulgaria159 contributions
Amazing experience :)))
Mar 2020
We are more than happy with our visit to Jambo Spice Farm. The guide gave us so much information and demonstrations about the different spices and fruits (which we also tasted). Another guy (Ali Baba) made us jewels and crowns from leaves and flowers. Everything was chill and fun, people are fantastic!
You could buy some stuff (tea, coffee, spices, soaps) for presents.
Written 22 March 2020
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Ruth OKeefe
Albuquerque, NM12 contributions
Jambo Spice Farm
Feb 2020 • Couples
Fabulous experience. Learned a lot about the spices of Zanzibar. Adam was a wonderful guide and teacher. Recommended for all.
Written 23 February 2020
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Brian D
Asheville, NC1,777 contributions
Very nice.
Jan 2020
We really enjoyed our tour of the Jambo Spice Farm. The guide was great and we learned a ton. Check it out.
Written 4 February 2020
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joycejanet
Philadelphia102 contributions
Fun half-day on a spice farm
Sep 2019
Yes, as other reviewers said, this place is touristy, but it wasn't a tourist trap. We enjoyed seeing how spices are grown, tasting the fruit and having a typical Zanzibar lunch in a home on the property. Mostly, we enjoyed meeting the young men who guided us, turned palm fronds into hats and purses, and shimmied up a coconut tree to pick one for us. You can tip, you can shop, but it's not required.
Written 9 October 2019
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Werther Veulemans
Leuven, Belgium477 contributions
Interesting tourist trap 🤔
Sep 2019
It’s quite a tourist trap. Though if you have no clue about spices and really are interested in how they grow and look like. Than it’s definitely perfect for you!
Written 27 September 2019
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naina s
Dubai, United Arab Emirates12 contributions
Very enjoyable experience
Dec 2018 • Couples
We were able see and learn about how different spices grow, sampling them along the way. Their little shop has fresh spices for sale.
Written 26 September 2019
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alessandro712000
Appiano Gentile, Italy157 contributions
Sales event, only if you have spare time
Sep 2019
Friendly staff with lots of competence (on foreigner languages too). however, they cleverly involve multiple guys, one explains the spices, the other one supports the first one making kind of hats, tie, bracelets with leaves, a third one sells you soap and perfumes, a forth one sells you spices and a fifth one climbs the palm and let you taste the nuts. All fine but my perception is that all is framed only to grab as much as possible of tips and sell you their stuff. Bad sales event. Buy spices in city (at a more affordable price) and use you time better.
Written 9 September 2019
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  • Sun - Sat 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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