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How to Plan Your Family Safari

How to Plan Your Family Safari

A visit to Africa at least once in a lifetime is a dream for everyone - whether you are young or old, it is an exciting destination.  Many might think that Africa is not an excellent destination for families' to visit, but being in wide-open spaces, the kids have the...

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Aru’s new Rhino Royále restaurant!

Aru’s new Rhino Royále restaurant!

One of the worries travelers have when being in “the bush” is what will they eat? Further than that, travellers often worry about whether or not the food will be good.   None of us minds a bit of roughing it using the braai when we have a 4x4 hire, but what about...

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My tender shoulder: Reminiscences of a buffalo hunt.

My tender shoulder: Reminiscences of a buffalo hunt.

Original post from, African Expedition Magazine By: Danene van der Westhuyzen I have a very dear aunt who lives in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Every time she sends me a text message, email or word of mouth message, her missive ends in the following...

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Living From the Veld in Namibia

Living From the Veld in Namibia

Original interview published in partnership with, Conservation Namibia by the Namibian Chamber of Environment. In our modernised, fast-paced world, many of us are increasingly disconnected from the earth we live on. Our food comes in neat plastic packaging in...

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Hunting Namibia’s most Formidable Swordsman

Hunting Namibia’s most Formidable Swordsman

Daybreak finds us sitting close to the camel thorn fire, for the morning air is chilly. Soon the kettle boils and coffee is brewed. Another day on the arid hunting grounds awaits. My hunting friend Lance and I have pursued many animals with some success, but it is the...

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FREE 2021 Calendar

FREE 2021 Calendar

Africa is calling! Download your FREE, 2021 ARU Game Lodges calendar.   Click to download.   Stay health and see you soon, The Aru Family    

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Rites of Passage on the Sands of Africa

Rites of Passage on the Sands of Africa

Rites of Passage on the Sands of Africa by Aram von Benedikt My young son was the hunter, his small hands wrapped capably around the stock of my Nosler rifle, having left his own at the truck. Dust rose from underfoot, and the scent of the thornveld bit at our...

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