RIFT LAKE SPICE CO.
Our gardens have always been part of the wider vision for Makuzi Beach Lodge. Rift Lake Spice Co. is located on the Makuzi Beach property and not only provides a beautiful backdrop to the lodge, but also plays an important role in creating a sustainable ecosystem for all wildlife in this area.
WHAT WE DO:
REFORESTING THE LAND
We are reforesting the land with a wide variety of tropical plants, palms and indigenous trees provide sanctuary and nesting for our prolific birdlife.
Our spice farm is one of the first spice farms in Malawi and we are now producing our own cacao, vanilla, cinnamon, black pepper, cardamom, tamarind, turmeric, galangal, and ginger.
We hope that our spice farm, which co-exists harmoniously with nature and the land, will inspire sustainable farming, reforestation and better nutrition.
We cannot change the world but we can make a difference in the place we live and inspire others along our journey.
MAKING NUTRITIOUS MEALS
The fruit trees, vegetables, herbs and spices are all utilised in our kitchen, enabling us to always offer fresh organic meals to our guests. We also make a variety of jams, chutneys and pickled goods and even produce our own honey.
CREATING NATURAL PRODUCTS
Our honeybee colony plays an important part pollinating the gardens, ensuring the success of these important species. Housed in the indigenous forest, the hives are protected and we are able to collect their honey and use in our kitchen and sell.
We also make jams, chutneys and pickled goods which Makuzi Beach Lodge guests can purchase. Watch out for our products in Malawian Farmer's Markets!
RIFT LAKE SPICE CO. ACTIVITIES:
Taking a walk through the gardens is a magical journey... a safari of sorts! The abundance of bird life is an ornithologists dream!
Butterflies of all colours always give the eye something pleasing to watch, especially in our flower labyrinth and collection of stunning orchids.
We welcome people to enjoy the gardens and encourage you to explore the property. A guided tour is available on request for
$5 per person
Makuzi Beach Lodge offers cooking class weekends utilizing the seasonal vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices from our gardens. Learn all about Thai, Indonesian, Indian and Wholesome home meal cookery as well as harvesting spices and herbs.
For more information, please contact us directly