DISTILLED& BOTTLED IN THE OKAVANGO DELTA, BOTSWANA
“Something we discovered by chance, the Mopane seed has trace elements of Juniper, the core of all Gins”
Dotted across the endless floodplains of the Okavango Delta are thousands of termite
mounds. These distinct landforms are the origins of nearly all islands within this pristine wetland. In a landscape that is remarkably flat, these mounds form the perfect lookout point for “The Sentinel.”
This is a member of a baboon troop that perches aloft a termite mound surveying the floodplains for the ever-present threat of predators that roam freelyacross this land.
Our traditional copper pot still overlooks the Tsutsubega floodplain where the sand and papyrus filtered waters pay homage to the thousand-mile meander from the Okavango’s origins in the highlands of central Angola. Forests of Mopane trees surround the Delta which provides a nutritious lifeline for Botswana’s elephants. Hidden within her seedpod is a secret we discovered by chance, fragrant and bold trace elements that resemble the core flavour of all gins, juniper.
Our blend of organically refined Okavango Water and the subtle elements of the Mopaneseed fuse together to form the fingerprint of our contemporary gin; an earthy, pure, dryand rustic African charm. Pula!
Okavango Gin was inspired by the pristine wilderness of the Okavango Delta. We aim for others to be similarly inspired by nature, an inspiration key for the continued protection of the world’s natural places. Our brand incorporates elements of a true wilderness, with unique and endearing stories, through which we communicate the wonders of nature, and connect people with it.
Our wholly off-grid distillery is located near the rural village of Tsutsubega on the periphery of the Okavango. A decision driven not by economics nor return on investment, but to create genuine employment opportunities where they don’t currently exist; and as a commitment to generate industry in a sustainable manner that treads lightly on our Earth and our Ecosystem. Hopeful to propagate a mindset necessary for a more sustainable world.
Now we have the story; and we have the gin. What we needed was a ritual to continuously
re-connect people with nature: not once, not only while in Africa or on safari, but each and
every day. Enter, the Okavango Gin Sundowner.
The Okavango is the perfect tasting room, be it in a luxury lodge or from the back of a safari
vehicle, where we share the life-changing experience of an Okavango Gin Sundowner in the
wilds of Africa. This local tradition is a beautiful ritual that transcends beyond the here and
now, to everyday living, giving one a reason to stop, to contemplate, and to celebrate.
Celebrate the day.
Celebrate the sunset.
Celebrate our wild places.
Celebrate life-changing experiences.
Celebrate… with an Okavango Gin.