Mkumbi Marula & Honey


For You, By Nature

The Essence of Zambia in

Every Sip

of Mkumbi Marula & Honey Gin

The Marula & Honey Gin

The Mkumbi Marula & Honey Gin is a blend of the best hand picked marula fruit. Mkumbi Marula and Honey Gin is a premium craft gin brand, deeply rooted in the heart of Zambia. Our gin is a testament to the rich Zambian heritage, meticulously crafted from marula fruit and honey, sustainably sourced from Mahachi Mana Farms Limited and its collaborative efforts with local communities.

Our Promise to You!

To offer a gin experience that not only delights the senses but also tells a story of sustainability, community, and the rich tapestry of Zambian nature and culture. Mkumbi Marula and Honey Gin is more than a premium spirit; it’s an experience. We promise a gin that is as rich in flavor as it is in its story – a story of environmental consciousness, community empowerment, and Zambian heritage.

What makes Mkumbi Marula and Honey Gin Special

Unique Flavor Fusion

Our gin is distinguished by its blend of the sweet, tangy taste of marula fruit and the subtle, natural sweetness of honey, creating a unique, smooth, and memorable flavor profile.

Sustainable and Ethical Sourcing

The marula and honey used in our gin come directly from Mahachi Mana Farms and nearby community-managed beehives, ensuring ethical and sustainable practices.

Authentic Zambian Craftsmanship

Mkumbi Marula and Honey Gin is not just a drink; it’s a craft. Each bottle encapsulates the spirit of Zambian craftsmanship, tradition, and the unspoiled beauty of nature.

Community Collaboration

We are committed to empowering local Zambian communities, providing fair employment, and supporting traditional practices and beekeeping.

Environmental Stewardship

Our involvement in the restoration and maintenance of marula plantations signifies our dedication to environmental conservation and biodiversity.

Marula Tree

The Marula Tree or Scelerocarya birrea has a history that goes back thousands of years. Archaeological evidence shows the marula tree was a source of nutrition as long as ago as 10,000 years B.C. Marula, Scelerocarya birrea, subspecies caffera, is one of Africa’ botanical treasures. In the Pomongwe Cave in Zimbabwe, it is estimated that 24 million marula fruits were eaten. Not only the fruit, but also the nut, are rich in minerals and vitamins. Legends abound on the multiple uses of the tree, the bark, the leaves, fruit, nut and kernels. Most well known as the fruit that ‘drives elephants mad’ when dropped to the ground and lightly fermented, marula is a much-loved tree in the veld in Africa. It was a dietary mainstay in Zambia and the rest of Southern Africa throughout ancient times. It is a real treasure handed down from generation to generation. 

The Story of Mahachi Mana Farms Limited (Zambia).

Inspired by the call to action as envisaged in the Agenda 2030 on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the two shareholders of Manachi Mana Farms Limited had a vision in 2021 to make a contribution and to promote sustainable forest plantations which contribute to commercial agriculture in Zambia in the Districts where the land is located a continuous sustainable amount of jobs while benefiting the poorest of the poor. The purpose of the vision is consistent with The Seventh National Development Plan (7NDP) for the period 2017- 2021 for Zambia based on its contribution to “Accelerating development efforts towards the Vision 2030 without leaving anyone behind”.

Green Economy Business

The stakeholders wish to establish a full value chain business to supply both the export and local market in an environmentally sustainable way preserving and adding to forestries in Zambia to contribute to Agenda 2030 and Sustainable Development Goals. The Mkumbi Marula and Honey Gin is the first of the products to come out of the value chain.

“Mahachi Mana is proud to work with local Women’s Community Organizations to continue the traditional hand collection of the Marula Fruit and the hand planting of the trees the labor of which sustains families and allows communities to value the Marula tree and to preserve it in the long term and save it from being cut doing and converted in to charcoal to meet short term energy needs.”

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