RIFT LAKE SPICE CO.
Makuzi Beach gardens have always played an important role in our vision, creating not only a beautiful backdrop for our lodge, but an important sustainable ecosystem for all the wildlife in this area; from the tiniest insect to the majestic fish eagle.
Our wide variety of tropical plants, palms and indigenous trees provide sanctuary and nesting for our prolific birdlife.
And the fruit trees, vegetables, herbs and spices are all utilised in our kitchen, enabling us to always offer fresh organic meals to our guests.
As food is of high importance to us, establishing our vegetable, herb, and spice gardens is our priority.
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.
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.
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.
We welcome people to enjoy the gardens and encourage you to explore the property. A guided tour is available on request.
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