About Lake Victoria Vanilla

The area

Lake Victoria Vanilla is situated in Kagera Region in the northwestern part of Tanzania, overlooking Lake Victoria. The area has perfect climatic conditions for vanilla cultivation and is not plagued by tropical storms, floods or droughts. Tanzania is one of the safest countries on the African continent, and the current government has a strong focus on reducing corruption. Vanilla harvested here has earlier been of a superior quality where within a year of curing, vanillin crystals formed on the outside of the pod (frosting) as a result of high vanillin content. The farm is expected to be able to harvest for the first time in 2022 and be in full capacity by 2025.

In this setting we will produce certified organic vanilla of exceptional quality.

The People Behind

We make an effort

Mette Ravn

Mette is the founder and Director of Lake Victoria Vanilla.

With a heart that beats for vanilla of the highest quality and many years of experience from Africa, Mette is responsible for the farm in Tanzania. 

Mette shares her time between the farm in Tanzania and the office in Copenhagen.

Mette Brix Voetmann

Mette has joined the team as a professional board member.

She is the former team leader at the Trade Council at the Danish Embassy in Tanzania and has vast experience with Danish investment and activities in Tanzania.

Mette is living in Denmark working at the Ministry of Foreign Affaires.

Louise Kaas Hvalsøe

Louise is the Farm Manager at Lake Victoria Vanilla Farm. She joined us in February 2023 and is responsible for agricultural issues and the strategic planning.

Though mzungu, Louise speaks Swahili.

Anneth Martine

Anneth is our Field Manager and is responsible for managing the work on the farm. She joined us in September 2022. 

Anneth holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Banking Management

Contact Lake Victoria Vanilla


New Vanilla ApS
Horserødvej 17
2100 København Ø


+45 4128 1002 (Denmark) or 
+255 067 398 1398 (Tanzania)