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198 reviews
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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This is likely the best resort we have found on Africa so far. The service and food are outstanding. It is an all-Inclusive resort with land and river safaris twice daily. The musician was a great entertainer and many of the guests chose to dance to the music. Warthogs are common on the ground and hippos often wandered up from... More 

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Cresta_Hotels_Group, Manager at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear John C. Thank you for sharing your feedback on Tripadvisor. We were honoured to have you as our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Kind regards John Gray | GM, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa More 

New York City
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

The short is: we ultimately enjoyed our time at Cresta Mowana and would recommend it to family and friends with certain hotel requirements. This is not what I would consider a 5-star hotel and there are several major drawbacks to staying at it, namely the wifi and the food. I will give you the pros first, though. (1) Price. Hotels... More 

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Cresta_Hotels_Group, Manager at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Imscmale Thank you for staying at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa. We were honoured to have you as our guests. We appreciate your feedback highlighting areas for improvement. We are attending to areas of concern. We have also engaged our service provider to improve our Wifi connectivity. Kind regards John Gray | GM, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort &... More 

jackson NJ
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27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Nice place along the Chobe river, good access for boat safari. If you visit the park you have to hurry back if you want breakfast by 9:30. Not a good plan, especially if you are busy watching some critters in the bush, your choice is stay and watch or miss breakfast, which was part of our fee.It would nice to... More 

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Cresta_Hotels_Group, Manager at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Kit R. Thank you for staying at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa. We were honoured to have you as our guest. Please note that guests may speak to our guest relations team for special requests including breakfast options. Kind regards John Gray | GM, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa More 

Istanbul, Turkey
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Near the Chobe river, river safari amazing.Rooms not bad, foods also. But they are giving daily wi fi voucher.But imposibble to open tne connection. They have to make a solution. But for safari; after Tazania Mikumi nat.park and Zibabwe, Botswana Chobe is the best.

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Thank Sedef U
Cresta_Hotels_Group, Manager at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Sedef U. Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate the time you have taken to give us feedback. We are working with our local service provider to find a permanent solution to the wifi glitches. We would like to apologise that the process has taken longer than we had anticipated. Kind regards John Gray | GM, Cresta Mowana... More 

Laguna Beach, California
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Beautiful location close to entrance to Chobe Park. Staff in the restaurant and housekeeping were very nice and helpful. The game drives and river excursions were fantastic as was the guide. The gym was great and my husband even played golf; "go L of the the Baboon and watch out for the warthog". My only disappointment was unenthusiastic reception and... More 

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Cresta_Hotels_Group, Manager at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Patricia K. Thank you for staying at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa. We are delighted to note that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for pointing out that our reception/ porters department needs to be improved on. We are looking into it. Wishing you happy travels. Kind regards John Gray | GM, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort... More 

Orlando, Florida
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147 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Had the chance to go back to the Mowana Lodge last week for 2 nights and had a great stay. The staff there was once again outstanding with great customer skills and awesome energy. The rooms had everything we needed with all accommodations. The resort itself is absolutely stunning with an awesome spa and two beautiful pools. The food was... More 

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Cresta_Hotels_Group, Manager at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Steve R. Thank you for reviewing Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa on Tripadvisor. We were honoured to have you staying with us again. We are delighted to note that this was another great stay for you. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards John Gray | GM, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa More 

Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

Thank you to everyone at the hotel for your attention and care when our daughter was married at Mowana. You went to great trouble to ensure the wedding was special, from the service on the lawn facing the river to the wonderful meal under the Boma. The Savuti Bar watching sunset over the Chobe river was also great for drinks... More 

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Cresta_Hotels_Group, Manager at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear JJBarley Congratulations once again on the marriage of your daughter. We were honoured to be your hosts during this momentous occasion. Thank you for awarding us full marks on Tripadvisor and and for mentioning Cindy, Dominic and Musa for good service. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards John Gray | GM, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort &... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

We spent 2 days at this hotel 2 weeks ago. The setting was wonderful and the staff were outstanding the barman was a lovely man and a Manchester United fan who we spent some time talking about his home and working life. The food wasn't the best and not much of a chose. we had our evening meal on the... More 

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Cresta_Hotels_Group, Manager at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Molly2653 Greetings from Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa. We are sorry to hear that you and your wife were ill. We hope that you have fully recovered. We wish you happy travels. Kind regards John Gray | GM, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa More 

Gaborone, Botswana
2 reviews
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

A close friend was married there recently, the accommodation was excellent with beautiful views of the Chobe river and noisy hippos. The ceremony was beautiful and included a cruise on the river. "Blessing" - barman at the upstairs bar is an asset to the hotel.

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Cresta_Hotels_Group, Manager at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear RGFlan Greetings from Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa. We are delighted that you had an unforgettable weekend at your friend's wedding. Thank you for letting us know that our barman, Blessing rendered good service. He is indeed an asset to our team. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards John Gray | GM, Cresta Mowana Safari... More 

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57 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Friendly and professional service Comfortable rooms Very good kitchen Situated along the Chobe River Walking distance to town Activity centre which offers all activities around Got a golf course Offers light lunches Children friendly

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Dear Werner S. Greetings from Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa. We are pleased to note that your stay was comfortable and our staff friendly and professional. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards John Gray | GM, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Golf course
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  • Tennis Court
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  • Airport Transportation
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa situated on the banks of the mighty Chobe River in Botswana is one of southern Africa's sustainable tourism destinations where luxury exists in harmony with nature, providing a unique location from which to explore the magical wonders of untamed Africa. Game, including herds of elephant, antelope, giraffe, zebras, lions, leopard and many more, roam freely in the nearby Chobe Game Park. Sunrises and sunsets in this part of the world, with the Chobe River and Namibian flood plains as a backdrop are the substance of dreams. Birdlife is in abundance. Bird species unique to this part of southern Africa can be seen on the property as well as on the banks of the Mighty Chobe River. Facilities at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa include 110 luxury air conditioned bedrooms and 4 suites all with river views, a 9 hole golf course and fully equipped spa. Each guest room has a private balcony. In these tranquil surroundings you will come to experience true comfort, superb accommodation, gourmet cuisine and African inspired menus and only the best in personalised 'African-style' service. Play a round of golf on the famous golf course or enjoy bird watching on the banks of the mighty Chobe River. Take time to interact with the un-spoilt natural and beautiful surroundings while enjoying a leisurely massage at the Mowana Spa. All 110 bedrooms and four suites boast spectacular river views and have been tastefully decorated in an ethnic style to compliment the natural ambiance. Both the Serondella Restaurant and Savuti cocktail bar overlook the Chobe River and Namibian flood plains, the ultimate place to watch the abundant wildlife gathering at twilight. The Spa at Cresta Mowana is beautifully designed, featuring natural textures and ethnic elements. It is in harmony with the surrounding Chobe National park, a serene space that offers sanctuary from the stresses of life. With four private treatment rooms complemented by a raised deck overlooking the mighty Chobe River on which open air pampering sessions are highly recommended, the Mowana Spa offers state of the art facilities and a range of Clarens treatments and therapies that will have you spoilt for choice. Life doesn't get much better than this. Day trips can be organized to Victoria Falls, just 80 kilometres away from Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa

Address: Chobe River, Kasane, Botswana (Formerly Mowana Safari Lodge)
Region: Botswana > North-West District > Kasane
Price Range: €279 - €643 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 114
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Mowana Safari Lodge
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