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.


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.