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Michel Mantheakis Safaris is DSC Outfitter of the Year

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Tanzania outfitter receives prestigious honor.

Congratulations to Michel Mantheakis Safaris, a longtime Sports Afield advertiser and Rowland Ward Fair Chase Outfitter, on being named DSC’s 2019 Outfitter of the Year.

“Michel Mantheakis Safaris has earned the honor of being selected as DSC’s Outfitter of the Year,” DSC Executive Director Corey Mason, said. “Their reputation as a premier safari operator is well known, and Michel is a great ambassador for conservation and the Conservation Through Hunting model.”

The prestigious award will be presented at the event that kicks off the 2019 DSC convention in Dallas, Texas—the Welcome Party and Auction on Wednesday evening, Jan. 16, 2019, at Gilley’s. The Convention and Expo opens the following day and runs through Sunday, Jan. 20. Michel Mantheakis Safaris will be exhibiting at the convention at booth #2015.

The success of Michel Mantheakis Safaris derives from the vision of both Michel Mantheakis and his wife, Nicole. Established in 2010, their family-owned company promotes ethical hunting and conservation, and markets to discerning hunters.

“It was a joint dream to own and operate a hunting company based on strong conservation principles, maximum anti-poaching effort, luxury service and corporate social responsibility,” Michel Mantheakis said.

Michel Mantheakis’s reputation is based on his academic background in zoology and wildlife science, his passion for hunting and conservation, and more than thirty years of experience hunting in Tanzania. Nicole is the general manager, making sure the operation continues toward their conservation-driven goals on both the local and broad scale. They cater to a clientele that cares about conservation and prefers to hunt with an outfitter who not only works tirelessly to get the best quality trophies, but who also truly believes in and practices conservation.

Their commitment to anti-poaching initiatives and community development extend beyond the lands they personally manage. Mantheakis is a strong international advocate for the hunting community as Chairman of Tanzania Hunting Operators Association (TAHOA) in Africa and around the world.



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