Tour Zambia with Farmer’s Weekly

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0shares Share0 Tweet0 Share0 Print0 Email0Join Farmer’s Weekly on our tour of a country said to be the ‘future bread basket of Africa’ and learn more about Zambia’s agriculture potential. The tour will include visits to large commercial operations, farms run by expatriates, and the enormous Mkushi farming block. This tour is closed. Fro updates […]

Zambia tour 2015
Photo: Courtesy of Boland Travel

Join Farmer’s Weekly on our tour of a country said to be the ‘future bread basket of Africa’ and learn more about Zambia’s agriculture potential. The tour will include visits to large commercial operations, farms run by expatriates, and the enormous Mkushi farming block.

This tour is closed.

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Itinerary

Monday, 7 September

  • Depart from OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg.
  • Arrive Lusaka. Visit a Santa Gertrudis stud cattle breeder, originally from South Africa, based about an hour’s drive from the airport. Lunch at the farm.
  • Chisamba Safari Lodge.

Tuesday, 8 September

  • Visit Zambeef Chisamba Farms, a group principally involved in the production, processing, distribution and retailing of beef, chicken, pork, milk, dairy products, eggs, stock feed, flour and bread. It also has large cropping operations (principally maize, soya beans and wheat) on 5 000ha under irrigation and 1 500ha dryland.
  • Lunch followed by an afternoon visit to a large commercial farmer (grain, pigs, beef, Appaloosa stud).
  • Chisamba Safari Lodge.

Wednesday, 9 September

  • Visit Zambezi Ranching and Cropping, a 29 000ha operation developed over the past 12 years (beef, grain, poultry, tobacco).
  • Lunch, then visit a commercial farmer (grain, game, tobacco, beef).
  • Chisamba Safari Lodge.

Thursday, 10 September

  • Early departure, heading north to Mkushi farming block. One of Zambia’s largest commercial farming areas, it has expanded considerably over the past 10 years. Numerous new dams and irrigation schemes have enabled many farmers to start farms from scratch. Main crops: maize, soya, seed maize, tobacco, wheat and beef.
  • Lunch and afternoon with grain farmer originally from South Africa.
  • Forest Inn Lodge.

Friday, 11 September

  • Visit grain and beef farms within the Mkushi farming block.
  • Lunch on a farm.
  • Forest Inn Lodge.

Saturday, 12 September

  • Fly back to Johannesburg.

Prices

Price per person sharing: R32 309
Price per person single: R37 379

Payment details

50% Deposit due by 10 June 2015
Final payment due by 10 July 2015

Includes

  • Return flights from OR Thambo
  • 3 Nights accommodation at Protea Chisamba Hotel
  • 2 Nights Forest Inn Lodge in Mkushi
  • Dinner, bed and breakfast and lunches
  • Farm visits
  • Bus transfers to and from farms
  • Accompanied by an English Speaking Guide
  • Travel insurance

Excludes

  • Domestic (connection) flights to and from OR Thambo
  • Visas
  • Drinks and laundry
  • Gratuities. No need to leave tip at Chisamba Safari lodge/ Forest Inn but guideline for bus driver is $20 per person
  • Items of a personal nature



General terms and conditions

  • Prices quoted are subject to availability, size of tour group, exchange rate as well as airport and fuel levies.
  • Bookings made are provisional only. A deposit will be required per person.
  • Deposits are nor fully refundable should participants cancel their trips. An admin fee equal to any non-recoverable payments made to third parties will be deducted.
  • No refunds after final payment has been received.
  • Space on the tour will only be guaranteed upon receiving payment in full.
  • The organisers reserve the right to cancel the tour at any time upon which participants will be refunded in full.
  • The organisers reserve the right to amend the itinerary should unforeseen circumstances demand it.
  • The organisers and travel agents cannot be held responsible for flight delays, inconvenience, any loss of or damage to property, personal injury, illness or death as a result of participating in the tour.
  • Participants should be in possession of a valid permanent South African passport.
  • Participants should receive a vaccination for yellow fever at least 2 weeks before departure. Please check with your local travel clinic about suggestions as well as any other vaccinations like Hepatitis A/B, Typhoid as well as Malaria prophylaxis that might be recommended.
  • No visa required if traveling with a permanent South African passport.