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.



Windhoek, 15 September 2018 – Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) and Namibia Tourism Board (NTB) have just returned from the South African Airways (SAA) Africa Showcase. The showcase is the largest travel trade event in North America featuring exclusively African suppliers that represent hotels, safari lodges, destination tourism organisations and other attractions that are popular with North American travellers. This year’s showcase took place between 3 September – 16 September 2018 and covered Boston, Chicago, Seattle and Los Angeles with over 200 tour operators attending the events.

Mrs. Zelna Hengari, NWR’s Managing Director
L-R Lahia Tshuuya, Simon Hamalwa, Anastasia Harases and Nestory Mundjulu

During the annual awards ceremony at the Ongwediva Annual Trade Fair (OATF), Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) was awarded for being the Best Overall Exhibitor: Tourism and Hospitality Industry.


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

Windhoek, 22 August 2018 – A good brand is built on the ability of an organisation to deliver on its brand promise over and over again. It is this promise that connects the client and organisation over the years to the point that a relationship is created. It is for this reason that, when one thinks of our local brands, quite a number of them come to mind.

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

Windhoek, 9 August 2018 – When one thinks about the tourism industry, what usually comes to mind are the tourism facilities along with transportation service providers. These players have a significant role to play to ensure tourists are accommodated and transported.


Mufaro Nesongano - Corporate Communications and Online Media Manager
The late Mr Ernest Mokganedi at the re-launch of NWR's Hobas Lodge in 2017

Windhoek, 30 July 2018 When one thinks about the Transfrontier Conservation Areas (TFCAs), the /Ai-/Ais Richtersveld and Kgalagadi Transfrontier Conservation Area easily come to mind. However, for the past 16 years, Mr Ernest Mokganedi spearheaded the establishment, management and extending of these two and many other TFCAs within Southern Africa as the Director of Transfrontier Conservation Areas in the Department of Environmental Affairs in South Africa. He was a passionate conservationist along with being a biker at heart. It was his love for biking that saw him, and other motorcyclists establish the Tshwane Legends Bikers Club (TLB).

Windhoek, 25 July 2018 Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) has taken note with great concern the harmful and misleading press reports in some local print media aimed at casting aspersions and doubt about corporate governance at the organisation. Allegations made in one local weekly newspaper cannot be left unchallenged and therefore, NWR sees the need to set the record straight.


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

Windhoek, 19 July 2018 – In every businesses life, there comes a time when decisions need to be made for its betterment and future generations. These decisions are made by visionary leaders who see beyond the current state of affairs. Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) is fortunate to have a Board of Directors and a Managing Director that has this outlook.

Windhoek, 4 July 2018 – Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) has started a sensitisation campaign aimed at encouraging its domestic and international clients to start making use of debit/credit cards when making payments for their bookings or any services offered at their various camps/resorts.


Windhoek, 22 June 2018 – Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) has taken note of a video and some pictures that have been circulating on social media of one of its employees being accused of theft. NWR sincerely appreciates all the evidence that was submitted which will, in turn, enable it to investigate and take appropriate action.

Hardap, 17 June 2018 – In its effort to celebrate the day of the African Child, Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) decided to run an essay competition aimed at Grade 7 pupils within the Khomas region asking them to write an essay on “why tourism is important to Namibia”. Out of the entries that were received, Mrs Zelna Hengari, NWR Managing Director decided to give 15 learners (instead of the original 10) the chance to go on an educational trip at its Hardap Resort. Over the past weekend, 13 of the winners embarked on this lifetime experience.


Dr Matthias Mpareke Ngwangwama-NWR Chief Officer Strategy and Projects
Dr Matthias Mpareke Ngwangwama-NWR Chief Officer Strategy and Projects

Windhoek, 3 June 2018 - After having spent the last five years managing Namibia Wildlife Resorts’ (NWR) finances and working as its longest-serving Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Dr Matthias Mpareke Ngwangwama finally closed that chapter a few months ago.

Windhoek, 30 May 2018 – Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) has grown its NamLeisure offering by introducing an exciting product for students. The NamLeisure student card is life made easier and affordable for students who want to explore the country.


Windhoek, 23 May 2018 – After travelling more than 4000 km, the Tshwane Legend Bikers Club (TLB) Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA) tour officially concluded in Gaborone, Botswana.

Windhoek, 7 May 2018 - Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) has appointed Ms Talita B Horn as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) as well as Ms Julia Mutumbulua as its new Chief Human Capital Officer (CHC) as of the beginning of May 2018.