Cavendish Lloyd Group

Trusted, Quality Tobacco

Call for Shisha growers

April 2024

We are looking for adventurous, experienced and dedicated growers that seek to maximize their production by growing a highly profitable but yet low cost shisha style tobacco.

Cavendish Lloyd is a world wide group of companies in the tobacco industry. It has been fully registered and licensed as a shisha merchant by the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) in Zimbabwe.

For the coming season we are looking for new growers: commercial (>5 ha), Semi commercial (2-5ha) and small scale (1-2ha).

The growers are expected to have the following attributes:

  • Fully registered with TIMB
  • Must have production records for the last 3 years
  • Located in the slower-growing areas (Goromonzi Marondera, Macheke, Headlands and Rusape)

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What we do

Shisha tobacco

In Zimbabwe, we are pioneering Shisha tobacco growing, introducing a new seed and cultivation method characterised by lower nicotine content, higher sugar levels, and increased efficiency. 

Leaf tobacco

Cavendish Lloyd can supply all qualities of leaf tobacco from FCV, Burley and oriental crops from around the major tobacco supplying countries in the world to suit your blend requirement’s.

Cut rag

Cavendish Lloyd can create your Cut Rag Blend requirements both out of Zimbabwe and the UAE, perfected to your personal tastes and flavours and  we can export to your market destinations.

ZARK Cigarettes

We established Zark cigarettes in 2016 in Zimbabwe, as we felt that a country that is producing one of the best tobacco crops in the World also deserved a World class cigarette.

Zark Dark Toasted is a top grade American blend cigarette which delivers a measured nicotine kick, without any throat irritation.

Zark Zap Menthol delivers 100% natural Virginia blend with a modern unique switch menthol capsule. Our Zark brands continue to grow in Zimbabwe and beyond..

NARGIZ Cigarettes

In 2012 we established ourselves in Iraq by producing and successfully launching three variants of the Nargiz American blend cigarettes. Through our Non tobacco materials division and our team of expert blenders we were able to invest in superior packaging and our customers have come to appreciate our natural tobacco blends without any artificial additives.


We have all NTM to produce your cigarettes…