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Agritourism in Africa
This Tour takes you to the heart of the African organic farming in kenya. We visit the famous Dominion farms in kenya, the Millenium farms in Kenya and the local peasant farms in Kenya.Victria Safaris will take you to western kenya upon arrival at the Jomo kenyatta International Airport - Nairobi by transfer flight to Kisumu Airport or alternatively , travel by road through to kisumu city, a six hours drive away as you combine with the tour of other Agriculural Tours along the Route which include; Coffee farming in Kikuyu land, Tea farming in
Kericho and sugar cane farming in Nyanza before arriving in Kisumu city in the afternoon.The next day Victoria Safaris takes you to a Modern Farm in the heart of Western Kenya ,enroute you will visit the Millenium Farms in Gem before reaching;
Dominion Farms Limited
Dominion Farms Limited in Kenya is located in Nyanza province, Siaya and Bondo districts at the Delta of River Yala. This project was started by the Kenya Government some times back through the involvement of the Lake Basin development authority which undertook the building of the dykes around the swamp to control water flow and to cultivate agricultural produce from the land. Yala swamp is the flagged plain of river Yala, it covers a total of 17,500 ha divided into three areas. The total area coverage by the swamp is approximately 21,755 ha inclusive of the free water surface of lake Kanyaboli,Namboyo and Sare.
The Dominion group of companies is the informal identify of a number of companies founded and owned by Calvin Burgess of Edmond, Oklahoma. These companies provide a diverse range of services which include:- Construction and agricultural produce. In kenya, Dominion Group Works to Combine Humanitarian and Business Efforts.When Burgess came to Kenya he was interested with the Yala swamp and therefore he signed 45 Year contract agreements in the year 2001 with Bondo and Siaya county councils , the owners of the land. After the reclamation activities of yala swamp,production of Agricultural produce took place in full swing.The 17,000 acres, located on the equator as it crosses Lake Victoria, was a low-lying swamp, prone to constant flooding. But amid the papyrus reeds, streams and lakes, Burgess envisioned a modern farm that would produce 100,000 metric tons of rice and produce a constant crop of fish - tilapia - that would supply both Kenya and European markets-thus the creation of both the Aquaculture project on the farm and the Bob Greene Weir.
With nine ponds already in operation as a breeding and hatchery centre, Dominion Farms has developed the largest Aquaculture area in Kenya .The farm breeds and hatches catfish and Tilapia fingerlings for sale locally and in the East African Countries.It also manufactures its feeds within the farm.Dominion Farms in kenya is an Ideal resource for students doing research in Aquaculture studiies.
The creation of this farm has created employment to the local populace. The Dominion farm Project operation now employs 350 full-time employees, and another 1,000 casual laborers are hired on an as-needed basis. It has reduced poverty to lower levels in the area and with the creation of the Bob Greene Weir, fishing activity will produce another protein meal on the tables of the local community. People are starting small-scale businesses,Women living in this area are selling used clothing, and a restaurant was established where workers can go to eat. People are building houses to rent.Burges further said - "This is putting your money where your mouth is, "Most of the rest of what you hear is just talk. This is what Kenya needs - they need the same thing we need here: They need economic development, they need jobs, they need net wealth. Charity is a curse to them in my opinion. It doesn't work; it makes them dependent to where they can't support themselves.And it needs to end."
Lunch on the Farm or at Bondo Township Hotel and Dinner at Your hotel in Kisumu city.
Note: This tour can be combined with our other tours and safaris as per the requirement of the client.
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