(Nov. 8, 2018 – DALLAS) — In past years, DSC has kept the winner of its prestigious Outfitter of the Year award a secret. In order to bring this great honor to the forefront, DSC is proud to announce the winner in advance of the DSC Convention, Mogambo: Dagga Boy Danger. Please join with us in congratulating Michel Mantheakis Safaris as the 2019 Outfitter of the Year.
Michel Mantheakis Safaris will be presented with the award at the Welcome Party and Auction on Wednesday evening, Jan. 16, 2019, at Gilley’s on South Lamar, Dallas, Texas. The Convention and Expo opens the following day and runs through Sunday, Jan. 20.
“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.”
Bradford Black, M.D., 2018 Outstanding Hunting Achievement Award (OHAA) winner, said, “It is an honor to nominate Michel Mantheakis for this award. I first hunted with Michel in 2004, and again in 2014 and 2015. The operation he and Nicole run is unparalleled, from their generous hospitality to their dedicated work for wildlife recovery. Congratulations!”
The success of Michel Mantheakis Safaris derives from the vision of both Michel Mantheakis and his wife, Nicole.
“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.
Selected for his excellence in providing an unforgettable experience for all who hunt with him, Michel Mantheakis’s reputation is based on his academic background in zoology and wildlife science, his passion for hunting and conservation, and more than 30 years of experience hunting in Tanzania. Meanwhile, Nicole is the indispensable general manager of Michel Mantheakis Safaris, making sure the operation continues toward their conservation-driven goals on both the local and broad scale.
Their commitment to anti-poaching initiatives and community development extend beyond the lands they personally manages. Mantheakis is a strong international advocate for the hunting community as Chairman of Tanzania Hunting Operators Association (TAHOA) in Africa and around the world.
Be sure to stop by booth #2015 to congratulate Michel Mantheakis Safaris during the 2019 DSC Convention.
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