/Ai- /Ais set to reopen on 1 May

09 April 2021 | Tourism

STAFF REPORTER



WINDHOEK

Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) will reopen the /Ai- /Ais Hotsprings and Spa in May after it was closed in January due to extensive damage caused by flash floods.

However, the camping sites will remain closed.

The resort was closed on 11 January after flash floods in the rivers along the resort overflowed, damaging the resort and campsite.

NWR initially anticipated the rehabilitation work to be finalised before 1 April. “However, due to ongoing internal processes, the resort will remain closed until 30 April and is set to reopen on 1 May," NWR announced.

NWR said they are cognisant of the number of travellers that frequent the resort, especially those who undertake the Fish River Canyon hike.

“This is why our internal team has conducted minor renovations to some areas with the limited resources at our disposal. It is just unfortunate that the camping sites were badly affected and will thus remain closed once we open," NWR spokesperson, Mufaro Nesongano, said.

NWR managing director, Dr Matthias Ngwangwama, said the company appreciates the understating of guests who had their bookings amended.

“We are working hard internally to have the areas that we can fix done before we welcome them from 1 May. At the same time, we will continue with the internal processes to finalise the rest at a later period.”

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