Hidden between the high montane grasslands of Mount Inyangani in Zimbabwe, and the stretching Manica plains of Mozambique, lie the last misty enclaves of primeval evergreen rainforest in this region, which give life to Aquavir spring water.
This unique terroir of granite, dolerite and sandstone sills and verdant green rainforests with their crystal-clear mountain streams, contribute a silky softness to the mouthfeel of this slightly alkalescent, refreshing spring water.
Bottled at source – Aquavir Rainforest Spring Water
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There is nothing quite like an African Thunderstorm. Billowing dark rainclouds alive with fierce streaks of lightning sweep up from the Mozambique Channel and over the low-lying plains of Manicaland where they finally smash into the imposing barrier of mountains in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe. Torrents of rain plunge to the ground, soaking the high-montane grasslands and forests in the foothills of Mount Inyangani. This fresh rainwater seeps through to streams and rivers that race through and under the virgin rainforest floor. Aquavir is then captured from a natural spring of the Nyamakwangwara river that bursts forth from the pristine Nyanjeni rainforest, where it is bottled at source.
To preserve as much of the natural flavour of this rainforest water as possible, only UV filters and active carbon and sand filters are used in the bottling of Aquavir.
Aquavir is an excellent accompaniment to salads, providing a light, soft counterpoint to salad dressings with more robust flavours. Aquavir also delicately compliments lemon grilled fish dishes served with aromatic rice.
Aquavir contributes towards the preservation of the Nyawamba, Domwe and Nyanjeni rainforests, funding anti-poaching patrols and preventing tree cutting in this ecologically sensitive area of Gleneagles Mountain Reserve. The reserve is rich in birdlife with several rare species such as the African Pitta, Narina Trogon and the Palm Nut Vulture. The reserve is also home to Africa’s smallest antelope, the rare blue duiker and the elusive African palm civet. Aquavir sponsors tree planting in the region in partnership with local schools, teaching children the importance of ecological preservation.