Windhoek, 21 December 2016 – In what can be described as a major milestone in the life of the biggest and oldest resort within the Etosha National Park, Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) Okaukuejo generated a revenue of N$ 100 million during the financial year, 1 November 2015 to 31 October 2016 which translated to an overall revenue increase of 16% compared to the previous financial year.

This milestone can confidently be credited to the popularity of the resort, which has an annual average occupancy of over 80%. One of its draw cards is the large, floodlit waterhole, which receives exceedingly regular visits from a wide diversity of wildlife. This includes herds of antelopes, family groups of elephant, some black rhinos, as well as the “king of the jungle” himself.

When asked what her thoughts were about this great achievement, Katriena Hoeses, Okaukuejo’s Resort Manager said, “reaching such a milestone cannot be attributed to her team only. The different reservation offices tremendously contributed to this achievement and should be congratulated as well.”

During the certificate handover at the resort, Mrs. Zelna Hengari, NWR’s Managing Director, could not hide her joy at Okaukuejo’s latest achievement. She pointed out that such an achievement would serve as an encouragement to other NWR camps/resorts.

She concluded by saying, “As the year draws to an end, each one of us has a reason to celebrate due to this major milestone. That’s why, as we celebrate, we should plan for the future so that we can work to achieve more.”

Windhoek, 13 December 2016 – Over the past few months, quite a number of tourists have visited some Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) resorts/camps with the intention of undertaking the hiking trails at the respective facilities.

However, the extreme weather conditions that Namibia has been facing pose a great risk to tourists, as many of them are not familiar with the extreme conditions that certain facilities experience at this time of the year. Another major risk has been the underestimation of the impact that the heat might have on them, which in most cases can lead to dehydration, heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

“We are therefore appealing to those who intend to go hiking to seek information from the respective facilities on whether it is advisable for them to undertake their planned hike. This will provide them with the relevant information before embarking on their excursion,” says Mufaro Nesongano, NWR Corporate Communications and Online Media Manager.

-ENDS-

NWR’s Vision is to be “a recognized leader in tourism and hospitality services in Namibia”. For more information, please consult our website www.nwr.com.na or liaise with us directly using the details below.

Mufaro Nesongano
Manager Corporate Communications and Online Media
Head Office - Namibia Wildlife Resorts
181 Gathemann Building, Independence Avenue - Windhoek
Telephone: +264 61 285 7196/ Fax: +264 61 285 7044/ Cell: + 264 81 253 1450


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NWR Team members with the award winners.

  

 

Windhoek, 20 November 2016 – In what has been a very rewarding year for Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR), its Onkoshi, Dolomite and Popa Falls resorts each walked away with an Eco Award with a rating of four flowers during the Hospitality Association of Namibia’s (HAN) Gala dinner that was held at Sun Karros Dan Viljoen on 18 November 2016.

 


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Kunene Governor, Honorable Angelika Muharukua, in the presence of the Minister of Gender Equality and Child Welfare, Honorable Doreen Sioka receiving NWR’s donation from NWR's Managing Director, Mrs. Zelna Hengari.



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Windhoek, 5 November 2016 – 4 November 2016 marked a momentous occasion in the relationship between the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) and Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR). This was as a result of MET handing over three vacuum trucks to NWR in its efforts to assist the company with the supply of portable water and servicing of the ablution facilities at Sossusvlei and the Fish River Canyon View Point.


Windhoek, 26 September 2016 – Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) Khorixas Camp experienced some fire damage on 25 September 2016 after all the guests had safely finished their dinner and had left for bedtime.



Windhoek, 6 September 2016 – Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) would like to hereby clarify that Mr. M. Nakwitima who is reported as being an employee of NWR in various news reports of him having been caught with Rhino horns is not an employee of the company.


Windhoek, 10 August 2016 – Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) and Namibia Public Workers Union (NAPWU) are delighted to announce the finalization of the wage negotiations that were concluded on 5 August 2016, with the final salary agreement being approved on 8 August 2016.



Ai-ais being painted

 

Windhoek, 6 July 2016 – Over the past few months Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) has been quietly taken note of all the feedback from its valuable clients regarding the condition of some of its facilities spread across Namibia.


Windhoek, 20 June 2016 – In keeping up with the modern times, Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) spent the past few months refining its online booking platform. This was done in order to accommodate our customers who want to make their booking and pay for it right away in the comfort of their environments.



Windhoek, 2 June 2016 – Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) would like to bring it to your attention that due to some new developments the planned industrial action has being called off.


Windhoek, 1 June 2016 - The Board of Directors of Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) hereby wishes to refer to the newspaper report in the New Era of 27 May 2016 on page 6 titled “two employees arrested for mal-texting NWR boss”.


Board Management

Windhoek, 12 May 2016 – From 27 to 28 April 2016, Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) had its sixth (6th) Strategic Retreat at Gross Barmen. This was in line with previous retreats that have been held since March 2013.


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Gerhard about to go on a Game Drive.


Windhoek, 1 April 2016 – When one thinks about travelling, we usually think of it as a costly experience.


Okahandja clean


Windhoek, 17 March 2016 – Over the past two weeks Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) reservation consultants, resort managers

Board Members

Front from left: Leonard Iipumbu (Chairperson), Minister of Environment and Tourism Pohamba Shifeta and Janet Wilson-Moore (Deputy Chairperson).



Windhoek, 15 March 2016 – In the Namibian Newspaper on 10 March 2016 an article under the heading “NWR forced to audit” appears in it. NWR would, however, want to state that the said article does not reflect the accurate picture about the matter reported. Therefore, NWR would like to bring more depth to this article in order to avail the national and international audience an opportunity to have a clearer picture as to what the true facts are about the specific matter reported.

Domestic Traveller

Windhoek, 28 February 2016 – Over the past few weeks the Okaukuejo camp held a clean up campaign in conjunction with the Ministry of Environment and Tourism and some community members within the Etosha National Park with the aim of getting the camp ready for its guests who will be visiting it in the month of March for the Independence Special.



Windhoek, 21 February 2016 – Due to the popularity of our 75% discount last year Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) saw the need to once again offer this special to our clients as a way of saying thank you for their continued support over the past year. During March, all our 21 resorts spread across Namibia excluding campsites will look forward to welcoming you at these really low prices.

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Windhoek, 12 February 2016 – It was reported in the Namibian on 11 February 2016 that Mrs. Zelna Hengari faced possible suspension due to some misunderstanding.


28 years of Customer Services


Windhoek, 4 February 2016 – In this day and age where climbing the corporate ladder is what most new employees are focused on its always refreshing to meet someone who has been at their trade for over 28 years and still takes pride in it.

Dear esteemed partner and client,

Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) will be present at the Tourism INDABA 2014 in Durban, Albert Luthuli Convention Centre (Durban ICC), and the Durban Exhibition Centere, South Africa, from 10 - 12 May 2014.

 


Dear esteemed partner and client,

Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) will be present at the Namibia's first annual Kiss the Bride Namibian Wedding Expo, taking place on the 18 & 19th April 2014 (Easter weekend) at the Swakopmund Hotel and Entertainment Centre

 


On behalf of the Board of Directors of Namibia Wildlife Resorts, it gives me great pleasure to inform you that the Honourable Minister of Environment and Tourism Hon. Uahekua Herunga has appointed our third Board of Directors since the implementation of the Cabinet-endorsed Turn-around Strategy. The event took place on 10th January 2013 at the Head Office of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism.



The Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) recently donated Corporate Outfits (Shoes, Pants, Shirts, Jacket and Caps) to Bullet Ya Kaoko, the sole musical representative of Namibia at the World Cup taking place from 12 June 2014 - 13 July 2014 in Brazil. The total value of the donation is N$ 47 697.10.

After thorough research, NWR saw the need to introduce two more cards that will speak towards our clients travelling habits.