We are committed to producing quality essential oils from Africa, where nature is at its best


Kawandama Hills Plantations (KHP) is a 6,000 hectare essential oil plantation in the middle of the picturesque Viphya Forest Reserve in Northern Malawi. Created in 2009, we have achieved much in a short space of time including planting large tracts of land, establishing a fully functional distillation plant, and an operation that employs hundreds of Malawians. We boast beautiful scenery that many tourists and visitors love, with pockets of indigenous forest and rolling hills as far as the eye can see. We have a wealth of wild animals from wildpigs, hyena, leopard, small wild cats, honeybadgers and incredible birding.

Our business is tree planting and we feel passionately about trees; we plant around 600,000 trees annually to produce a fragrant lemon eucalyptus essential oil, which is exported, refined and used in the natural insect repellents, cosmetic, perfume and pharmaceutical industries. We also plant and tend other types of Eucalypts and hardwoods for timber and fuel, as well as plants and herbs, such as lavender, Rose Geranium and Lemongrass for local and export markets.

Our oils create valuable foreign exchange for Malawi as an export business which is important in a country like Malawi focusing on promoting its basic manufacturing and exporting sector. If you would like to purchase our oils in ton quantities then please drop us an email and we will be happy to give more information, Certificate of Analyses and Material/ Technical Safety Data Sheets.

We are committed to producing quality essential oils from Africa, where nature is at its best.



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USAID Malawi's partnership with the Kawandama Hills Plantation and the Lucheche Cooperative supports a growing sustainable business, replenishes Malawi's forests, and raises household incomes. #SELFRELIANCE