Jambo Spice Farm
Jambo Spice Farm
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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
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Boris L
    Sarasota, Florida195 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gimmicky tourism, but still fun and educational
    Very very touristy, there were like 20 tourist vans, dropping off people here, then you get a tour guide, and he has an assistant tour guide and some other guys and they all want a tip at various parts of the tour. You can see all kinds of stuff they grow here, including vanilla and coffee, beans, and various fruit trees. Very informative description of what they’re used for like perfume and medicine. Then more really really tourist stuff when the guy climbs a tree and chance some stuff just to get the coconut which you can drink. So if you enjoy being with herds of tourist and being treated like the tourist masses, it is kind of fun place
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 July 2023
  • Henry J
    22 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun but very touristy.
    Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The tour was about an hour, we saw a selection spices and learnt about them a little. Lots of fruit around too. There were some gimmicky moments along the way (watch a man part way climb up a coconut tree). A downside is that this is a tip farm. At the end of each experience there's several people to tip. Which slightly dampened the experience. You will be led and funnelled towards stalls to buy bits and bobs. There is a fruit tasting section, which to be fair filled us up completely. We'd recommend going for a light education in spices. Lather yourself in insect repellant before you go, the humidity amongst the trees breeds some very hungry mosquitoes.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 July 2023
  • Elie A
    4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spice farm
    The farm itself was great, lots of spices and things to see. I had a cooking class as well which was perfect. Staff are very friendly. The only annoying thing is that every 20min they imply that this is the last time we will see x person so that we give a tip. Although i don't mind tipping at all, tipping 6 times in 2h becomes annoying
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 August 2023
  • Martin C
    Cardiff, United Kingdom82 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spice is nice...as a couple we'll be taking more Ginger and Nutmeg from now on.
    Our guide was very good, informative and friendly. Learnt a lot about spices and lots of tastes of "fresh" spices, unlike the dried varieties at home. Biggest surprise was how different coconut "juice" and " flesh" is when straight from a tree. Much better. All we met were friendly and fun. The downside, as others have noted, is being reminded to tip....but this is common...sadly. Generally a good fun experience, just that the tipping took the edge off it.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 October 2023
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rmh3lady
Anchorage, AK45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
It was a fantastic sensory experience. We learned about a variety of spices and were able to eat and/or smell many.
At the end of our tour we were served a fabulous lunch and had an opportunity to purchase some spices and teas.
The staff were very hospitable.
Written 19 February 2024
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Martin C
Cardiff, UK82 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Our guide was very good, informative and friendly.
Learnt a lot about spices and lots of tastes of "fresh" spices, unlike the dried varieties at home.
Biggest surprise was how different coconut "juice" and " flesh" is when straight from a tree. Much better.
All we met were friendly and fun.
The downside, as others have noted, is being reminded to tip....but this is common...sadly.

Generally a good fun experience, just that the tipping took the edge off it.
Written 3 October 2023
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Elie A
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
The farm itself was great, lots of spices and things to see.
I had a cooking class as well which was perfect.
Staff are very friendly.
The only annoying thing is that every 20min they imply that this is the last time we will see x person so that we give a tip. Although i don't mind tipping at all, tipping 6 times in 2h becomes annoying
Written 18 August 2023
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Jasmine N
Clearwater, FL11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
I agree with other reviews that it’s a touristy tour but overall I enjoyed it. The food was the best food I had while on vacation. And the spices that we got to buy are delicious! The vanilla extract is a hit, I wish there was a way to buy more. I also loved tasting the fresh fruit. It was a great experience.
Written 8 August 2023
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Henry J
22 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The tour was about an hour, we saw a selection spices and learnt about them a little. Lots of fruit around too. There were some gimmicky moments along the way (watch a man part way climb up a coconut tree).

A downside is that this is a tip farm. At the end of each experience there's several people to tip.

Which slightly dampened the experience.

You will be led and funnelled towards stalls to buy bits and bobs.

There is a fruit tasting section, which to be fair filled us up completely.

We'd recommend going for a light education in spices.

Lather yourself in insect repellant before you go, the humidity amongst the trees breeds some very hungry mosquitoes.
Written 17 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Boris L
Sarasota, FL195 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Very very touristy, there were like 20 tourist vans, dropping off people here, then you get a tour guide, and he has an assistant tour guide and some other guys and they all want a tip at various parts of the tour. You can see all kinds of stuff they grow here, including vanilla and coffee, beans, and various fruit trees. Very informative description of what they’re used for like perfume and medicine. Then more really really tourist stuff when the guy climbs a tree and chance some stuff just to get the coconut which you can drink.
So if you enjoy being with herds of tourist and being treated like the tourist masses, it is kind of fun place
Written 5 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

LDawn_RH
Calgary, Canada828 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
The growing spices and fruits were interesting. However, there is poor hygiene in using a knife to cut fruits to share with tourists, with no washing or handwashing available. There were terrible toilet facilities, which is not acceptable for a tourist attraction. I was invited to sit on a wobbly bench, and am glad I declined, as a green (viper) snake appeared right where I would have sat! The location is hot and humid, the paths are uneven and there are roots exposed for a tripping hazard. It is not at all accessible for anyone with limited mobility. And then of course, there is the obligatory shop, where they offer spices, soaps and teas for sale, ostensibly from that same spice farm. However, the exact identical items are available at the airport gift shop for a fraction of the negotiated price at the spice farm. A total rip-off for mediocre products.
Our guide was entertaining and knowledgeable, but the overall experience did not feel comfortable or entirely safe.
Written 30 June 2023
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Ian S
Ankeny, IA18 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
The spice tour itself was informative and we got so see and smell a variety of spices growing. However, the tour quickly shifted focus from spices to other experiences that felt more like a cash grab than a spice tour. We also got food poisoning from the fresh fruit, we should have known better, but the knife that they used to cut the fruit was rinsed with stagnant water between fruits. Overall, Jambo Spice Farm could have been very interesting, but our experience was below average.
Written 27 March 2023
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Simona
Vilnius, Lithuania126 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Good variety of spices and fruits, pleasant walk around and good local guides in the park. Great fresh fruit tasting at the end and local lunch is optional there.
Written 28 February 2023
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Frida Bravo
Stockholm, Sweden1,381 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
This is one of many many spice farms, and we had a nice guide who showed us everything that we needed to know. The lunch was great and then you were able to shop spices, we bought two bags of tea, haven't tried it yet. You are expected to tip because, except for the guide, there are people making stuff for you with leaves, such as crowns and "jewelry." It was I nice experience, but you felt a lot like a tourist just being shuffled around, not authentic.
Written 15 January 2023
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