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Spice Farm & Jozani – Chwaka Bay National Park Tour Full day tour

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Spice Farm & Jozani – Chwaka Bay National Park Tour

The Spice Tour is one of the most popular excursions in Zanzibar, the Spice Island. Zanzibar was one of the world’s leading producers of spices such as clove, nutmeg and cinnamon. Tour takes you to an organic farm with a wide variety of plants around the year. You don’t just see, you also touch, smell and taste.

Once on the Prison Island, you have the opportunity to feed and pet the tortoises, if you have time you may also like to take a stroll through the forested interior where you will see a wide variety of birds, colorful peacocks, bats, and beautiful butterflies. Keep your eyes peeled too for the shy and elusive Duikers – an unusual tiny antelope species. 


The Jozani forest, a natural reserve, lies 35 km South East from Zanzibar City between Chwaka Bay and Uzi Bay.

The only remaining natural forest of Unguja covers an area of 10 square km. The forest, with trees older than 100 years, is the sanctuary for some very interesting animals, including the Red Colobus monkey, the small Zanzibar leopard, blue monkey, chameleon, mongoose, bush baby, tree hyrax, bush pig, civet, and two small antelope species found only on Zanzibar, Zanzibar duiker and sunni.

Tour Overview:

Spice Farm & Jozani – Chwaka Bay National Park Tour – Full day tour

Spice Farm Tour; A spice tour is a wonderful way of exploring the countryside around Stone Town and Zanzibar’s rural communities. Indeed no trip to Zanzibar can be considered complete without a visit to one of our carefully selected spice farms.

For centuries Zanzibar’s cloves, nutmeg, vanilla, cinnamon, pepper, cardamom and other spices, medicinal and ornamental plants, as well as tropical fruits attracted traders across the Indian Ocean. This three to four hour tour will seduce your senses with a mixture of various smells, tastes and textures.

Jozani – Chwaka Bay National Park ; Jozani Chwaka bay national park or shortly Jozani forest is Zanzibar’s only National Park, and although quite small, 50 square km only, it’s bursting with life in all its forms.

Amazing sky-high trees, mangrove areas, and the Medicine jungle are a tranquil home to rare red Colobus monkeys and even rearer, hard to spot endemic Zanzibar Sykes’ monkey, two endemic antelope species, Zanzibar leopard, blue monkeys, chameleons, mongoose, tree hyrax, bush pigs, civets, 50 different species of butterflies and 40 species of birds.

Key Information:
  • Daily departure for this trip itinerary / tour
  • Half day tour
  • Destinations: Zanzibar Island
  • Spice Farm & Jozani – Chwaka Bay National Park Tour
  • Visit an organic farm with wide variety of plants
  • See rare red Colobus monkeys & over 50 species of butterfly
  • Accommodations Type: No accommodation
  • English Driver Guide / Request new language
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Explore: Spice Farm & Jozani – Chwaka Bay National Park Tour
  • Discover an array of aromas at a real organic spice farm
  • Taste fresh coconuts and spices harvested straight from the tree
  • Visit Lloyd Mathew's monument & Prison Island to see those giant Tortoises
  • Enjoy a nature walk through the national park
  • Discover the turtles that live within the mangroves

Departure & Return Location

Trip starts from your hotel and ends at your hotel (or upon your request)

Included services

  • Full day tour
  • Services of a professional English speaking guide
  • All Fees and Government taxes
  • Drinking Water
  • Transfer from your hotel return
  • Seasonal fruits / snacks

Package Excludes

  • All items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks and beverages
  • Lunch

Standard Option

  • 1 person US$160
  • 2 people sharing / per person US$90
  • 3 people sharing / per person US$75
  • 4 people sharing / per person US$65
  • 5 people sharing / per person US$65
  • 6 people sharing / per person US$65

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The tour starts with a pick up from the Hotel at 09:00hrs (depends on your hotel location).

Begin your private tour to Spice Farm. Discover how these islands produce cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, and black pepper. For this reason, the Zanzibar Archipelago, together with Tanzania’s Mafia Island, is sometimes called the “Spice Islands”. 


There are many spice farms in Zanzibar and for the next portion of the tour; you will visit a real organic spice farm. When you arrive, the spice farm guide will describe how the spices are grown and used as medication and flavor in dishes. See spices like vanilla, cardamom, nutmeg, and many more. It will be possible to touch, smell and taste the spices and herbs directly from plants. 


Later, take the opportunity to join a cassava leaf harvest, make coconut milk, and practice some cooking. Even more, a coconut tree climber will pick some fresh young coconut fruits for you to try. 

End the trip with the opportunity to purchase spices from the shop (cash only).


After the Spice Farm tour, you will visit Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park.

The 2,500-hectare park contains diverse habitats, including groundwater forest, coral rag forest, mangrove swamps, and salt marshes. 

Venture into the jungle of Jozani Forest to spot the rare species of Red Colobus Monkeys (the most famous and endearing residents of the park) as they swing and howl in the trees.

Jozani forest lies in a shallow trough in a fossil coral bed between the mangrove filled bays of Chwaka and Uzi. The park is home to many unique animals such as Adder’s duiker, Sykes’ monkeys, and bush babies.



Butterfly Center: 

Pass by the enchanting butterfly center that protects numerous over 50 species of Zanzibar indigenous butterfly and 40 species of birds. 

This center is a huge tropical garden with net walls and roof. You can see the various lifecycle stages of the butterfly, including beautiful cocoons. 

Profits support local conservation and community projects. 


Seasonal flooding and a high-water table have given rise to a unique groundwater forest. 

Later on, you will return to your hotel.

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