The annual Dallas Safari Club Expo took place from the 4 – 7 January 2018. With over 1000 exhibitors attending the Dallas Convention Center in Texas, it was an exhilarating time.

But it was particularly special for Aru Game Lodges. This year we were named the DSC Outfitter of the Year 2018.

This is what was said in the banquet speech:

“Tonight I have the privilege of presenting the Outfitter of the Year Award. The purpose of the award is to recognize outfitters who have given exceptional support to the Dallas Safari Club, conservation, and our hunting community. This year’s winners have a passion for hunting and conservation and they lead in many ways. They support the black rhino program in Namibia, Danene very boldly promotes sustainable use conservation, and supports many conservation associations and organizations. They operate two ranches and lodges and hunting concessions in Namibia. Additionally, Danene qualified as the first female dangerous game PH in Namibia and is the President of the Namibia Professional Hunters Association as well as the Operators and Professional Hunting Associations of Africa. The winner of the DSC Outfitter of the Year is Aru Game Lodges, Danene and Gysbert van der Westhuyzen.”

We’re elated to be awarded the DSC Outfitter of the Year for 2018. It’s an amazing feeling being acknowledged by one’s peers for all the hard work we put into our operation. This is a massive “pat on the back” for Aru and we hope this elevates our beloved country of Namibia into the spotlight. A huge thank you to the entire Aru team back at home for making this possible. We’d also like to thank our friends from all over the world for their support over the years. We’re heading to Las Vegas next and invite all hunting enthusiasts to visit our booth to chat about why Namibia is the No.1 destination for hunting right now.

See other dates and destinations for our global tour here.