However, Gerhard Indongo yaFrans who was born in Ongwediva but now resides in Windhoek has a total different view regarding the benefits of travelling. Having visited 18 of our resorts/camps ever since 2013, he felt he needed to share his experience with those that still don’t see the benefits of traveling.
“Traveling gives me the opportunity to know my country. I therefore travel to explore our diverse cultures, historic monuments and other sceneries including the different inhabitants we have to offer. During my expeditions I usually do mountain hiking, game drives, canoeing, swimming and enjoy the sunset. These fun activities grant me the opportunity to refresh my mind and take a break away from my busy office duties and a busy city life,” says Gerhard.
Over the years that he has been traveling, he has connected with Namibia. He has learnt to co-exist with wild animals peacefully and also to differentiate which one is male and which one is female. It is also during the same time that he has broadened his network with wonderful people from different backgrounds and traditions. Though one thing he continuously enjoys is the many great meals and cuisines.
His message to those that would like to travel is that, travelling is not that expensive, especially when it is well planned for. He encourages individuals to explore our amazing country. He says for instance when travelling to the North, do not drive the whole distance in one day, take your time and check into a resort in the Etosha National Park for two days, then proceed with your journey afterwards. Take pride in knowing your own country, it’s your home.
As a proud proponent of domestic travel amongst Namibians, we feel privileged as a company to have individuals like Gerhard who see the benefit in exploring our country. Over the years we have come out with different initiatives such as the NamLeisure card that offers Namibians 50% discount on accommodation.
“Just recently, we reduced our rates by 75%, which saw a spike in our bookings. This resulted in some of our clients being disappointed, as most of our places were fully booked. It is therefore for this reason that we are encouraging those wishing to travel during the course of the year or in December to make their booking now to avoid any disappointment,” says Mufaro Nesongano NWR Corporate Communications and Online Media Manager.
"Also in the same period, we were fortunate to receive positive feedback from our clients. The things that they raised, we are proactively addressing them," says Mufaro.
NWR’s Vision is to be “a recognised 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.
Manager Corporate Communications and Online Media
Head Office - Namibia Wildlife Resorts
181 Gathemann Building, Independence Avenue - Windhoek
Telephone: +264 61 285 7196/Fax: +264 285 7044/Cell: +264 81 253 1450