Namibia Wildlife Resorts Encourages Namibians to Take Advantage Of New Black Friday Vouchers


Okahandja, Namibia – November 14, 2023 – Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) is delighted to announce its highly anticipated Black Friday Specials, tailored for all travellers but priced mostly for Namibians eager to explore the beauty of our country’s diverse landscapes and wildlife. As part of NWR’s commitment to making these experiences accessible, the Black Friday Specials will be available from November 24 to November 30, 2023.



The limited Black Friday Special vouchers, priced at an N$1000.00 for bed & breakfast at Classic resorts and N$1999.00 for bed & breakfast at Eco Resorts, present a unique opportunity for local and international clients to embark on unforgettable journeys. These specially crafted vouchers are designed to facilitate travel from December 5, 2023, to April 30, 2024, allowing for flexibility and convenience in planning the perfect getaway.



NWR understands its mandate to ensure that the wonders of Namibia are within reach for all citizens. The Black Friday Specials are a testament to this commitment, offering an affordable means for local tourists to experience the rich flora and fauna that our country is renowned




“We believe that everyone should have the chance to explore and appreciate the natural wonders that Namibia has to offer,” said Nelson Ashipala, Spokesperson at Namibia Wildlife Resorts. “Our Black Friday Specials are designed to provide an opportunity for Namibians to immerse themselves in the beauty of our country, with a focus on some of our recently renovated resorts. This is a chance not only to enjoy a memorable vacation but also to witness firsthand the dedication and effort NWR has put into maintaining these exceptional destinations.”


To secure these exclusive vouchers, interested individuals are encouraged to act swiftly, as the limited availability is expected to generate high demand. The booking window opens on November 24, and vouchers can be purchased until November 30, 2023.

NWR Hospitality Institute Celebrates Graduation of 69 Trainees in Hospitality and Tourism


Okahandja, Namibia – November 14, 2023 – The Namibia Wildlife Resorts Hospitality Institute (NWR HI) on the 13th of November celebrated the graduation of 69 trainees in various specialisations within the hospitality and tourism sector. The ceremony took place at Gross Barmen in Okahandja, marking a significant milestone in the journey of these dedicated individuals.


The training initiative, which commenced at two centers, Khorixas Rest Camp and Gross Barmen Resort, included 80 apprentices, of which 69 officially graduated. This comprehensive program was made possible through the funding provided under the Work Integrated Learning (WIL) initiative, facilitated by the Namibia Training Authority. Additionally, support was extended by the Kunene Regional Council, funding seven private students, and an additional 12 private students specialising in tour guiding.


On this occasion, 69 trainees successfully completed their courses, earning qualifications in diverse areas such as front office operations, commercial cookery, housekeeping operations, food and beverage services, and local tourism guiding at level 3. The diverse skill set acquired by the graduates positions them as valuable assets to the burgeoning hospitality and tourism industry in Namibia.


The importance of this achievement is underscored by the recognition of the tourism sector in Namibia’s National Development Plan 5 (NDP 5). The plan identifies the Tourism Industry as a pivotal contributor to the country’s economic growth. The successful graduation of these trainees aligns with the nation’s broader goals, emphasising the critical role that a skilled and motivated workforce plays in achieving economic objectives.


The NWR Hospitality Institute extends its gratitude to all stakeholders, including the Namibia Training Authority, the Kunene Regional Council, and private sponsors, for their unwavering support throughout the training program. The Institute remains committed to nurturing talent and contributing to the development of a robust hospitality and tourism sector in Namibia.


About NWR Hospitality Institute

The NWR Hospitality Institute is a leading institution dedicated to providing high-quality training and education in the field of hospitality and tourism. With a commitment to excellence, the Institute strives to produce skilled professionals who contribute significantly to the growth and development of the industry in Namibia.

Namibia Wildlife Resorts Limited Celebrates Debt-Free Milestone


Windhoek, Namibia – October 26, 2023 – Namibia Wildlife Resorts Limited (NWR) is thrilled to announce a significant achievement just days before the end of its financial year on October 31, 2023. The company is debt-free, after having successfully settled all its outstanding long-term and statutory debts, some of which trace back to its foundation.


These debts included financial obligations to both development financial institutions and commercial funding organisations, posing a long-standing financial challenge for the company. Furthermore, NWR has cleared all statutory debts, including historical tax payments owed to the Namibia Revenue Agency (NAMRA). The total debt was N$ 93 844 091.25.


The Managing Director, Dr Matthias Ngwangwama, expressed immense delight at this remarkable accomplishment, acknowledging that long-term debts had been a persistent challenge since the company’s inception. The MD thanked the NWR team for their unwavering commitment to sustainability. The Managing Director further stated, “I am overjoyed that we were able to pay off our long-term and statutory debts just two years after the Covid-19 outbreak, which nearly devastated the tourism industry. This accomplishment means that we can now allocate the revenue generated from our operations to cover other essential requirements, such as maintenance and employee training and development, in the future.


NWR’s success in becoming debt-free marks a significant turning point in its financial history and sets the stage for a future of financial stability and growth. The company remains dedicated to promoting sustainable tourism in Namibia and looks forward to continuing its positive impact on the country’s economy and natural heritage.

Enhancing Bilateral Cooperation: Namibia Wildlife Resorts and Germany’s Intercultural Relations Forge Closer Ties Through Skills Exchange Program


Windhoek, Namibia – October 23, 2023 – Namibia, through the Namibia Wildlife Resorts and Germany, through the Inter-Cultural Relations Foundation, are strengthening their diplomatic relations through a collaboration that highlights the strength of cooperation and shared knowledge.


Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) hereby announces the arrival of 100 apprentices from the Inter-Cultural Relations Foundation in Germany, who will be joining our team to enhance maintenance and skill transfer efforts in NWR’s hospitality sector. This exceptional partnership embodies the close ties between our two nations and our mutual commitment to fostering cultural exchange and sustainable development.


Led by Mr. Joachim Keferstein, this delegation of German apprentices with vocational and technical expertise are scheduled to arrive in Namibia in three groups, with the first group landing on October 26, 2023. The second group will follow in November, and the final group is set to arrive in February 2024. These apprentices will be distributed across multiple NWR resorts throughout Namibia, where they will contribute their expertise to maintenance operations, while also benefiting from the experiences and insights of our highly skilled local staff.


NWR spokesperson, Mr Nelson Ashipala, expressed the significance of this diplomatic initiative, stating, “We are excited about this relationship with the Inter-Cultural Relations Foundation from the Federal Republic of Germany. Skill transfer is of paramount importance to our industry, and this collaboration offers a unique opportunity for us to learn from our German partners as they, in turn, gain from our distinctive experiences. With many interns already engaged across our camps, this is an opportune moment for them to benefit from the rich knowledge shared by this esteemed delegation.”


This collaboration symbolises the ongoing commitment of both Namibia and Germany to promote international cooperation and intercultural exchange, fostering mutual understanding and long-lasting relationships. It is a testament to the enduring partnership between our nations and the shared vision of progress and collaboration.


Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) eagerly anticipates this partnership’s positive impact on our organisation and the broader community. We look forward to deepening our relationship with Germany. We are confident that this initiative will contribute significantly to the enhancement of our maintenance staff’s skills, promoting a sustainable and prosperous future.

Namibia Wildlife Resorts Celebrates Institute of People Management (IPM) Award for Outstanding Student and Intern Recruitment


Windhoek, Namibia – September 26, 2023 – Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) is proud to announce that it has been honoured with the prestigious Institute of People Management (IPM) Award for its exceptional commitment to recruiting and nurturing young talents in the hospitality industry. The award ceremony, which recognised NWR for recruiting the highest number of students and interns, took place on 19th September in Swakopmund, Namibia.


NWR has long been dedicated to creating lasting value for society by providing students and interns with invaluable market experience within the field of hospitality. Beyond its core operations, NWR manages two dedicated hospitality institutes at Gross Barmen in Okahandja and Khorixas. These institutes have not only produced industry-ready professionals but have also played a pivotal role in bolstering the tourism and hospitality sector of Namibia.


In addition to nurturing talent within its own institutes, NWR extends its commitment to the broader community by engaging students from various educational institutions. Presently, NWR has approximately 100 students on its roster, all of whom are gaining invaluable industry exposure and hands-on experience.


Mr. Nelson Ashipala, NWR’s Communications Manager, expressed his delight upon receiving this prestigious award. He remarked, “An award of this magnitude truly excites us, as it serves as a testament to our unwavering dedication to nurturing the next generation of hospitality professionals. We believe that investing in young talent is pivotal for the growth of our industry and the nation as a whole. This recognition reaffirms that we are on the right path, and we are committed to continuing our efforts in this direction.”


“NWR remains committed to its mission of not only providing world-class hospitality services but also serving as a beacon of opportunity for aspiring individuals seeking to embark on a rewarding career in the hospitality and tourism industry”, he further added.

Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) Receives Donation of Customer Feedback QR Code Scanners From First National Bank (FNB)


Windhoek, Namibia – September 05, 2023 – Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) hereby announces a donation from First National Bank (FNB) in the form of cutting-edge customer feedback QR code scanners. This innovative tool marks a significant step forward in enhancing our commitment to excellent customer service and further ensuring that our guests’ needs and concerns are addressed promptly.


The newly acquired QR code scanners will provide our valued clients with a convenient and efficient way to register their feedback, including any complaints or suggestions they may have. FNB’s renowned expertise in handling customer complaints has served as an inspiration to us, and we eagerly anticipate adopting similar strategies to raise the bar for guest satisfaction at our resorts.


Speaking on behalf of FNB, Mr. Hans Bolle, an Account Executive emphasised the importance of this partnership, stating, “We firmly believe that when people in Namibia speak of tourism, they are speaking about NWR. This gesture will undoubtedly contribute to strengthening the NWR brand by minimising complaints and ensuring a seamless guest experience.”


Nelson Ashipala, Communications Manager at NWR, acknowledged the challenges posed by ongoing heavy maintenance efforts, saying, “Even as we diligently work on the maintenance of our resorts, we recognise the need for innovative communication channels. We earnestly appeal to all our clients visiting our resorts to make use of this system instead of resorting to airing their concerns on social media platforms. This new initiative will enable our resort managers to address all issues immediately.”


The total investment for these QR code scanners amounts to approximately N$50,000, reflecting FNB’s commitment to enhancing the guest experience within Namibia’s tourism sector.


NWR expresses its deep gratitude to FNB for this invaluable contribution, which will undoubtedly play a pivotal role in ensuring that our guests enjoy an outstanding and memorable experience at our resorts. We look forward to a successful partnership with FNB as we continue to grow and develop Namibia’s tourism industry.

Namibia Wildlife Resorts Ready to Host the Standard Bank BIOMASS FAIR 2023


Windhoek, Namibia – September 04, 2023 – Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) would like to announce its readiness to host local and international exhibitors at the Standard Bank BIOMASS FAIR 2023, set to be held at Gross Barmen resort from the 7th to the 9th of September 2023.


The trust placed in NWR to host such a significant event has filled us with excitement and and shows the organiser’s confidence in our brand. With 65 exhibitors lined up, this fair promises to be an outstanding platform for showcasing innovation and industry excellence. NWR is particularly delighted about the local vendors who stand to benefit significantly from this exposure.


Mr Nelson Ashipala, Manager for Corporate Communications at NWR, commented on the magnitude of the event, saying, “The Standard Bank BIOMASS FAIR 2023 is so monumental that we’ve had to bring in additional staff from outside to ensure everything runs smoothly. We are fully equipped and prepared to deliver a memorable experience for all. It will be our first time to hold an event of this magnitude, so one can just imagine the adrenaline but also the excitement.”


“The exhibiton area has been set up, grounds prepared, and extra staff members have been brought in, so we are ready” he added. The Standard Bank BIOMASS FAIR 2023 promises a diverse program featuring an exhibition, symposium, and a music concert scheduled for the 8th of September. Unfortunately, the popularity of this event has led to Gross Barmen being fully booked out over the days of the event, but we extend a warm invitation to day visitors to come and enjoy the festivities




Implemented by partners, the Namibia Biomass Industry Group (N-BiG), the Charcoal Association of Namibia (CAoN), formerly known as Namibia Charcoal Association (NCA), and the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), the BIOMASS FAIR is an event tailored toward the blossoming bush biomass sector in Namibia and the region at large. By bringing together stakeholders of the growing biomass sector, the industry is strengthened, and new opportunities can be explored. The annual fair provides an excellent opportunity for networking and exchanging of best practices and knowledge on bush control and biomass utilisation. The BIOMASS FAIR takes place over three days, including a Research Symposium, a Biomass Industry Conference, and a Biomass Expo showcasing technology and field demonstrations. Each specific event is targeted and has a specific purpose, with the overall aim of formalising and promoting the budding biomass industry in Namibia.

Namibia Wildlife Resorts Celebrates Remarkable Post-COVID Tourism Occupancy Recovery Numbers


Windhoek, Namibia – August 21, 2023 – Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR), is delighted to announce the continuing good recovery of tourism occupancy numbers in the post-COVID era, signalling a positive trajectory for the industry. With the current upswing in visitor numbers, NWR is on track to better performance in the current financial year.


In a significant achievement that underscores the resilience of Namibia’s tourism sector, this past weekend (18-20 August) saw NWR’s key resorts, including Halali, Okaukuejo, Olifantsrus, Namutoni, and Sesriem, achieving an impressive 100% occupancy rate. This remarkable milestone serves as a testament to the unwavering interest in Namibia’s breathtaking landscapes, diverse wildlife, and exceptional hospitality offerings.


Dr. Matthias Ngwangwama, Managing Director of NWR, expressed his deep satisfaction with the robust recovery the company has witnessed. He remarked, “We are thrilled to witness such a swift rebound in tourism. The dedication of our team, along with the enduring allure of Namibia’s natural wonders, has played a pivotal role in our rapid resurgence. We remain committed to upholding the highest standards of service and providing unforgettable experiences for our esteemed guests.”


NWR’s success story stands as an inspiration to the entire hospitality industry, highlighting the potential for recovery even in the face of unprecedented challenges. Dr Ngwangwama emphasised the importance of collaboration among hospitality players to collectively enhance the quality of visitor experiences across the nation. “As the tourism industry rebuilds, we encourage all stakeholders to unite in delivering unparalleled hospitality. Our guests deserve nothing less than the best, and by working together, we can elevate Namibia’s reputation as a premier travel destination.”


As NWR continues to chart a path towards profitability and sustained growth, it remains committed to adhering to all health and safety protocols to ensure the well-being of both visitors and staff. The company’s efforts to provide a safe and enjoyable environment align with its overarching goal of making Namibia a beacon of responsible and sustainable tourism.

Namibia Wildlife Resorts Announces Price Reduction For Local And SADC Tourists


Windhoek, Namibia – August 10, 2023 – Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR), is excited to announce a limited-time offer that will delight and reward Namibians and those in the SADC areas seeking to explore their own backyard. NWR is introducing an unprecedented special, offering up to 50% off at select resorts, including Ai-Ais Hotsprings and Spa, Hardap Dam Resort, Gross Barmen, Popa Falls, Namib Naukluft, and Waterberg.


This incredible opportunity enables locals and SADC residents to experience the breathtaking beauty of their homeland at prices starting from as low as N$ 295.00.


The exclusive special runs from 1 August 2023 to October 31, 2023, inviting Namibians and residents of the SADC region to immerse themselves in the diverse and captivating landscapes that Namibia has to offer. With a wide range of activities available at our resorts, such as wine tasting and hiking, NWR is dedicated to creating a comprehensive and enriching getaway for all who choose to partake in this remarkable opportunity.


Nelson Ashipala, NWR’s Communications Manager, expressed his excitement about the special, stating, “We are thrilled to present this exclusive offer to our fellow Namibians. Our resorts are not just places to stay; they are gateways to explore and connect with the natural wonders of our beautiful country. With this special, we aim to make it easier for Namibians to indulge in their favorite hobbies and create unforgettable memories.”


“The public is encouraged to take full advantage of this limited-time. Experience the thrill of adventure, relax in luxurious comfort, and create lasting memories with family and friends, all while enjoying substantial savings” he added.


About Namibia Wildlife Resorts:


Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) is a leading hospitality provider in Namibia, renowned for offering exceptional experiences in some of the country’s most breathtaking locations. With a diverse portfolio of lodges and resorts, NWR is committed to delivering top-tier hospitality services while promoting sustainable tourism and preserving Namibia’s natural heritage.

NWR and Anna’s Kloovenberg Collaborate to Host a Unique Wine Tasting Event at Halali Resort in the Etosha National Park, Namibia


Halali, 16 July 2023 – Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) and Anna’s Kloovenberg, a renowned wine trading company in Namibia, joined forces for an extraordinary collaboration, hosting a captivating wine tasting event at Halali Resort within the breathtaking landscapes of the Etosha National Park. This landmark collaboration marks a significant milestone for NWR, as
it directly brings an unparalleled customer experience to clients within the national park.


During the year under review, NWR managed to cut its operating loss by 66%, from N$97 million in 2021 to N$33 million in 2022. Revenue improved by 74%, from N$167 million in 2021 to N$290 million. This remarkable effort reflects NWR’s dedication to sustainability and innovation, as well as its ongoing efforts to streamline operations and enhance customer experience. While NWR is still in a loss-making situation, the company’s management is confident that if the same improvement trend continues, a profit is certain in the near future. NWR remains committed to delivering exceptional service to its guests and exploring new ways of enhancing its service offerings.


The exclusive wine tasting event, held on the 14 & 15 of July 2023, showcased a selection of Africa’s finest wines and champagnes to delight the taste buds of both local and international tourists. The event aimed to provide a unique and immersive experience that seamlessly blended the natural beauty of the Etosha National Park with the elegance and sophistication of Anna’s Kloovenberg’s exceptional select wine offerings.


Guests were treated to a variety of premium wines carefully curated by Anna’s Kloovenberg, allowing them to savor the exquisite flavours and aromas while enjoying the stunning surroundings of the Halali Resort. The event provided an opportunity for visitors to indulge in our rich cultural heritage and explore the diverse range of wines that Africa has to offer.


The collaboration between NWR and Anna’s Kloovenberg represents a groundbreaking initiative in the hospitality industry, combining the conservation efforts of NWR with the exceptional quality and expertise of Anna’s Kloovenberg select wines Namibia. This joint endeavor not only enhances the overall visitor experience within the Etosha National Park but also promotes local businesses and fosters economic growth within Namibia.


“We are thrilled to have partnered with Anna’s Kloovenberg for this unique wine tasting event at Halali,” said Nelson Ashipala, Spokesperson of NWR. “This collaboration represents a significant step forward in our ongoing efforts to provide memorable experiences for our guests while supporting local businesses. We are confident that this event will pave the way for future endeavors and contribute to the growth and success of both NWR and Anna’s Kloovenberg select wines.”

Anna’s Kloovenberg, known for its premium wine selection and expanding presence in local retail shops, expressed their enthusiasm for this collaboration and their commitment to showcasing the finest wines from the African continent in the NWR resorts throughout the country.


“We are honored to partner with NWR for this remarkable wine tasting event at Halali,” said Annaloice Penduka, Director of Anna’s Kloovenberg. “Our aim has always been to bring exceptional wines to the people of Namibia and beyond. Collaborating with NWR allows us to reach a wider audience and share the beauty of African wines in a truly remarkable setting. We look forward to future collaborations and building on the success of this event.”


NWR and Anna’s Kloovenberg’s joint efforts have set the stage for a remarkable event that seamlessly blends the beauty of nature with the sophistication of fine wines. This collaboration not only enriches the visitor experience at the Etosha National Park but also showcases Namibia’s commitment to providing unique and immersive offerings to its guests. Anna’s Kloovenburg select wines can be found at Shop no3 42 Berg Street, Klein Windhoek, and is fast becoming Windhoek’s choice destination for exclusive wine, cheese, and olive tastings, all provided in an intimate setting.

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