Welcome to Mosi Oa Tunya Cigars
A casual conversation across oceans between Shep Mafundikwa, then recently retired, and Loy Veal, about Zimbabwe’s quality tobacco and the iconic falls stirred something in both of them. Right at that moment, a seed to set up the first-hand rolled cigar company in Zimbabwe was planted.
It felt natural and organic to name the company Mosi-Oa-Tunya, the indigenous name for the Victoria Falls that translates to “the smoke that thunders’’.
After living and working in the United States for 15 years Shep, accompanied by Loy, returned to Zimbabwe to set up the first hand rolled cigar factory in Zimbabwe. To learn about the cigar industry, he travelled to Cuba and the Dominican Republic, touring cigar factories and identifying expert talent.
Mosi Oa Tunya Cigars is a women empowerment project with an all women team of cigar rollers. We embrace the elevation of livelihoods recognizing that women play a pivotal role in the socio- economic growth at both micro and macro levels.
Our company principles reflect our commitment to knowledge transfer; value addition; and export maximization, as part of its business model.
Drawing on the legend that has enticed generations to experience the mystique and magic that is Victoria Falls, Mosi-Oa-Tunya cigars are a unique brand, meticulously hand-rolled and blended high-quality African tobacco flavors.
We use Zimbabwe’s finest tobacco, enhanced by the world’s best wrappers from Cameroon, Central America, and the Caribbean. Mosi Oa Tunya Cigars are Africa’s finest hand-rolled cigars, offered in three distinct flavorful blends- light, mild, and strong. The light flavor is only available in our mini cigars.
Our range of cigars includes Toro 6” *60-gauge Habanos/Sumatra Wrapper, Torpedo 6” *54-gauge Sumatra/Habanos Wrapper, Robusto 6” *54-gauge Habanos/Sumatra Wrapper, Corona 5” *42-gauge, Mini Cigars 4.5” *26-gauge Connecticut Wrapper.