Fair Chase Outfitters

Aru Game Lodges
PO Box 9222,
Windhoek, Namibia

Tel: +255-(0)655-336.559 (Nicole)
Tel: +255-(0)713-334.770  (Michel)

Email: info@arugamelodges.com

Aru’s Fair-Chase Hunting Philosophy

Why It Is Important to Aru

At Aru we pride ourselves on conservation and sustainable hunting methods. We guide you through unspoilt terrain to find the unique species of your choice in their natural habitat. We don’t disrupt the environment; we respect it. We’ll walk and we’ll stalk until we find what we’re looking for—in one of the most pristine locations in the world. It’s way more than just a hunt. It’s a meaningful experience that takes you back to the roots of man's evolution. We work hard, we sweat it out, and we pass on animals that are not yet mature. We educate all our guests on the principle of fair chase.

The most basic right of wild animals is to lead a natural life in a natural environment according to the laws of nature. The destruction of natural habitats by modern man is the biggest threat to this basic animal right. In order to preserve the habitats of all fauna and flora, we have adopted Namibia’s Principle of Sustainable Use of Natural Resources. Hunters do not merely hunt. They are also nature lovers who seek to adopt sustainable and ethical hunting methods that contribute toward conservation strategies, with the aim of protecting wildlife and its habitat from modern man.

Aru Game Lodges prioritizes education on ethical hunting so that conservation efforts can be maintained in Namibia. Hunters are taught to follow a rigid code of practices in order to promote present and future conservation programs. Our team values every hunt and every animal taken. That is essential. We do not endorse canned hunting. In canned shoots, the animal lacks the fair chance to escape, virtually assuring the hunter of a kill.

What It Means to Be a Fair-Chase Outfitter

Since 2001, Aru Game Lodges has been operating as a successful fair-chase outfitter in Namibia. We are proudly affiliated with the Namibia Professional Hunting Association (NAPHA) and the Operators and Professional Hunting Associations of Africa (OPHAA). For the international hunting clientele, one of the main attractions of hunting with us in Namibia is the high standard of ethics we adhere to. As a hunting outfitter, we aim to promote legal and ethical fair-chase, sustainable hunting through communication, unity, community support, and cooperation between hunters by means of a code of conduct. We hunt strictly in accordance with the ethical principles as stipulated in NAPHA’s and OPHAA’s Hunting Code.

Moreover, all hunting resorts are under the strict supervision of the Directorate of Resource Management of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET). Hunting in Namibia is based on game counts and a management plan, which has to be approved by the MET via strict quotas.

All our hunting guests can rest assured that we are doing our best for the environment and local people. We understand that our ecosystem relies on a fragile balance between man and nature. We welcome further discussion on how to sustain our precious natural resources.

Rowland Ward LTD. helps preserve and increase the habitat of (large) fauna worldwide by supporting sustainable fair-chase hunting, which, in turn directly benefits the local indigenous people of the areas involved. 

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