Mufaro Nesongano - Corporate Communications and Online Media Manager
Mufaro Nesongano - Corporate Communications and Online Media Manager
 

Windhoek, 11 June 2019 – A quick search for the definition of the word tourism provides you with the following - the commercial organisation and operation of holidays and visits to places of interest. However, if you delve deeper, you would realise that tourism goes far beyond visiting sites and enjoying a great holiday. The industry has so many different touch points such as township tours, adventure activities, transportation services, cultural cuisines, and so many other aspects that genuinely make it everybody’s business.

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NWR Board re-appointed
 

Windhoek, 10 June 2019 – Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) Board of directors have all been re-appointed for another three-year term by the Minister of Environment and Tourism (MET) Honourable Pohamba Shifeta. The NWR Board, which is led by Ambassador Leonard Iipumbu was re-appointed on the backdrop of having fulfilled its mandate as set out by the Minister in March 2016 during their initial appointment.


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Dr Matthias M. Ngwangwama - Acting Managing Director
 

Windhoek, 9 June 2019 – State-owned enterprises (SOE) fulfil significant social and economic roles. This is why members of the public keenly follow their affairs, especially their financial performance. It, therefore, goes without saying that one of the appropriate indicators on whether a commercial SOE is performing or not, is its ability to generate a profit for its shareholder which in this case is the Namibian Government. However, it must be mentioned that for profitability to occur, re-investing funds in the maintenance of facilities is essential to generate future sustainable profits.


Windhoek, 26 May 2019 – With less than two weeks left before the fifth State-Owned Enterprise (SOE) sports games take place in Luderitz from 7 – 8 June 2019, Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) is ready to showcase what they are made of.


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Dr Matthias Ngwangwama - NWR Acting Managing Director
 

Windhoek, 21 May 2019 – Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) Hobas lodge which experienced flash floods early February resulting in a damaged sewerage system, broken trees and vast piles of sand around the restaurant, swimming pool and camping grounds is set to re-open on 1 June 2019.


Windhoek, 8 May 2019 – One thing that cannot be ignored is the impact that social media has on an individual’s travel decisions. Many a time when one sees a friend or a family member having visited somewhere, they are drawn to wanting to undertake a similar trip. With the enormous effect social media has, the past few years have seen a growth in individuals who away from influencing their friends and families have become social media influencers who have established credibility and a huge social media following. It’s for this reason that over the past three months, Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) worked with three social media influencers to take over their social media accounts with the aim of enticing domestic travellers to see why Namibia is rated as one of the best holiday destinations in the world.



Windhoek, 28 April 2019 –Over the past year, Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) underwent an introspection on how to serve its domestic and international tourist market better. This reflection led to the organisation to better equipped to withstand the economic downturn in continuing to deliver on its mandate given to it by the shareholder, the Namibian Government.

Mrs. Zelna Hengari, NWR’s Managing Director
Mrs. Zelna Hengari, NWR’s Managing Director

Windhoek, 23 April 2019 – We wish to confirm the suspension of the NWR Managing Director, Ms Zelna Hengari, with immediate effect on 23 April 2019 with full pay. The suspension is pending investigations. We do not at this stage wish to divulge the nature of the investigations.


Mufaro Nesongano - Corporate Communications and Online Media Manager
Mufaro Nesongano - Corporate Communications and Online Media Manager
 

Windhoek, 17 April 2019 – Recent statistics from NapoleonCat indicate that they were 579 300 Facebook users of which 220 000 were aged between 25 to 34 while they were 193 500 Instagram users of which 71 000 were aged between 18 to 24 as of March 2019 in Namibia. With such a significant part of the population being active on social media, there is every reason for your brand to want to increase its visibility on these social media platforms.

Mrs. Zelna Hengari, NWR’s Managing Director
Mrs. Zelna Hengari, NWR’s Managing Director

Windhoek, 10 April 2019 – The business world has significantly changed since the internet went mainstream during the early 1990s. I can recall how challenging it was to access information about businesses before this period. At the same time, the past two decades have brought about significant changes within the digital landscape that have led to companies having to either adapt or fall behind.


Mrs. Zelna Hengari, NWR’s Managing Director
Mrs. Zelna Hengari, NWR’s Managing Director

Windhoek, 4 April 2019 – When one thinks about how far we have advanced as a country, it’s so easy to overlook the amount of effort and time that has gone into realising the progress we are enjoying today. As a nation, we all desire to be developed in order to provide a better life for our fellow citizens.

Mrs. Zelna Hengari, NWR’s Managing Director
Mrs Seimy Shidute - Deputy Executive Director of Tourism, Planning and Administration in the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Mr Digu Naobeb - Namibia Tourism Board Chief Executive Officer, Marlice van Vuuren - Namibian Conservationist, Honourable Pohamba Shifeta - Minister of Environment & Tourism, Mr Epson Kasuto - Namibia Wildlife Resorts Chief Marketing Officer and Mrs Zelna Hengari - Namibia Wildlife Resorts Managing Director at the Namibian ITB stand

Berlin, Germany 7 March 2019 – Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) is currently participating at ITB Berlin (Internationale Tourismus-Börse Berlin) which is the leading tourism fair in the world. ITB allows NWR to present its latest offering at the world's largest fair in addition to affording it with a platform to gain insight at the emerging trends within the tourism industry. The fair is from 6 – 10 March 2019.


Mrs. Zelna Hengari, NWR’s Managing Director
Mrs. Zelna Hengari, NWR’s Managing Director

Windhoek, 25 February 2019 – Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) was presented with two Diamond Arrow awards from PMR.africa on 25 February 2019 as the leading organisation in tourism and conservation enhancement in Namibia as well as the leading tourism company in the country.


Windhoek, 24 February 2019 – Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) Hobas lodge which experienced flash floods over two weeks ago and left the resort full of broken trees and vast piles of sand has significantly been cleaned up resulting in the restaurant, and camping grounds being able to accommodate guests.


Mufaro Nesongano - Corporate Communications and Online Media Manager
Mufaro Nesongano - Corporate Communications and Online Media Manager
 

Windhoek, 20 February 2019 – With the current prevailing economic conditions, Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) is once again offering a 75% discount at its establishments during the month of March. Over the past four years, NWR has offered this discount as a way of providing individuals from all walks of life the opportunity to visit its resorts.



Windhoek, 19 February 2019 – Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) has for the past few years focused its efforts in offering the domestic and international market the only opportunity to stay within Namibia’s National parks. Over time, this has provided guests with the chance to enjoy an early morning game drive or experience a breath-taking sunset at Sossusvlei.


Windhoek, 9 February 2019 – Late last night, Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) Hobas lodge experienced flash floods which resulted in the rivers along the lodge causing damage to their office area, restaurant and camping site.


Mrs. Zelna Hengari, NWR’s Managing Director
Mrs. Zelna Hengari, NWR’s Managing Director

Windhoek, 6 February 2019 – Over the past few months, Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) and the Namibia Public Workers Union (NAPWU) have been engaged in wage negotiations aimed at improving the livelihood of its employees. However, due to some pending matters, the negotiations have taken longer than anticipated and have required patience and understanding from both parties.

Queen Avula and Iilonga Kanime at Gross Barmen Resort
Queen Avula and Iilonga Kanime at Gross Barmen Resort

Windhoek, 16 January 2019 – Quite often the chance to travel is dismissed once one considers the costs associated with it. When an individual considers visiting a new place, the first question that comes to mind is – How expensive is it going to be?



Windhoek, 17 December 2018 – For the past four years, Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) has been making steady progress in creating awareness about its establishments within the Turkish market. The initial drive to do this began with the encouragement of the former Turkish Ambassador to Namibia, Ambassador Deniz Cakar for NWR to go and present their establishments to the Turkish market. Soon after returning from Turkey, NWR was able to secure some tours.


Windhoek, 3 December 2018 – Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) has just returned from a marketing and networking session in Ghana aimed at luring Ghanaian visitors to their resorts. The event took place on 30 November 2018 in conjunction with Air Namibia’s local representative who gave attendees the benefits of flying with Air Namibia.


Mrs. Zelna Hengari, NWR’s Managing Director
Mrs. Zelna Hengari, NWR’s Managing Director

Windhoek, 22 November 2018 – As the year comes to an end, it is worth reflecting on some of the progress Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) made. The economic challenges that the country faces played a role in how the company fared. However, it was these trying times that showed how resilient the company is.

Mrs. Zelna Hengari, NWR’s Managing Director
Mrs. Zelna Hengari, NWR’s Managing Director

Windhoek, 12 November 2018 – Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) and Namibia Public Workers Union (NAPWU) have reached a wage deadlock regarding the proposed salary increment for its employees. The deadlock has resulted in NAPWU receiving a certificate of unresolved dispute that provides them with the mandate to go on strike after the rules of engagement are agreed between the two parties.



The #letsgotoNWR challenge with the Matongo Family received an overwhelming response from the public with a combined 14 782 views by close of competition last week Friday. Since the initiative was launched at the beginning of September, the innovative challenge encouraged the public to create a new dance to the Matongo Family’s new single titled ‘Let’s Go’ featuring Maszanga. The challenge created such a buzz on social media which encouraged the announcement of two voucher winners instead of the initial one voucher that Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) had provided. Media personalities, children and the Namibian public at large participated in showcasing their talent.

Mr. Mufaro Njabulo Nesongano, Corporate Communications and Online Media Manager
Mr. Mufaro Njabulo Nesongano, Corporate Communications and Online Media Manager

Windhoek, 10 October 2018 – The #letsgotoNWR challenge with the Matongo Family received an overwhelming response from the public with a combined 14 782 views by close of competition last week Friday. Since the initiative was launched at the beginning of September, the innovative challenge encouraged the public to create a new dance to the Matongo Family’s new single titled ‘Let’s Go’ featuring Maszanga.