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Sabadell, Spain
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Rooms are quite big and all have a terrace, the resort is quite busy but at the same time it's always quiet in the rooms, the buffet for breakfast and for dinner is really abundant and good quality, the swimming pool area is nice and it's got its own pier to get to the Chobe River. Staff is also nice...

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

Dear Paudeviatge Thank you for awarding us full marks on Tripadvisor. We were honoured to have you as our guest. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Kind regards John Gray | GM, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa

Darwin, Australia
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Stayed here for 4 nights whilst doing a Pangolin Photo Safari tour. Amazing Lobby and Restaurant/Bar building with a giant Boab tree as a centre piece. Rooms are spacious with TV, fridge private balcony overlooking river. Meals at the restaurant are very good buffet style with a large choice.

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

Dear Lindsay T. Thank you for staying at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa. We are delighted to receive full marks on Tripadvisor. We were honoured to have you as our guest. We hope to see you again. Kind regards John Gray | GM, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa

Shefford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Stayed here 3 nights and enjoyed 2 game drives and sunset river cruise from the hotel. Lots of choice for breakfast. Stir fries for dinner were always available cooked to your choice (which were nice) however by the last night we were starting to get bored with the food on offer and found the singer irritating (as the same songs...

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

Dear Laura E. Greetings from Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa Thank you for rating your experience with us on Tripadvisor. We were honoured to have you as our guest. Thank you for highlighting areas where we can do better. These are being attended to. We wish you happy travels. Kind regards John Gray | GM, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort...

Kochi (Cochin), India
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Located in Kasane and near to the airport.....it is a royal, majestic resort.........The name Mowana has been taken from the popular local tree, Mowana.... Infact there is a very old Mowana in front of the hotel, beautifully lit up..... Everything is unique with this hotel..... as far as possible, local architecture and artifacts have been used in the resort. We...

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Dear Justin454 Thank you for awarding us full marks on Tripadvisor. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa Enjoy your travels. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards John Gray | GM, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 11 October 2016

A beautiful setting on the Chobe river with very attractive main building There is a private dock for the sunset river cruises Mowana offers game drives 2x per day and a sunset cruise each day so we did two morning game drives and two sunset cruises. The game drives are in the Chobe National Park about 15 min from the...

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Dear JD419 Greetings from Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa. Thank you for detailing your experience on Tripadvisor. We are sorry that our food offering and staff did not live up to expectations. Our executive chef is on the constant look out for innovative ways of improving our menus. He welcomes your feedback and is busy working on a way...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Of course the first thing that hits you in the face when you enter (after the golf course along the driveway) is the huge Baobab tree in the courtyard/hotel centre. The entire hotel is laid out with a African/Safari theme with lots of wood on steps, landings, etc and some of those are wearing but in my opinion add some...

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Dear Kwan_Nyom Greetings from Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa Thank you for staying with us. We are delighted to note that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate your commendation of our staff especially Gomolemo. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Kind regards John Gray | GM, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 October 2016

At this stage of our travels we were in desperate need of some pampering. The hot shower, gorgeous bed, great views, amazing baobabs, delicious food with so many options and excellent spa treatment - just what the doctor ordered! On the mighty Choebe river - a very well appointed, absolutely gorgeous hotel with an activities desk offering sunset cruises, game...

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

Dear Laurendan73 Thank you for staying at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa on the banks of the Chobe River. We were honoured to have you as our guests Wishing you happy travels. Kind regards John Gray | GM, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa

Reviewed 28 September 2016

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...

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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

New York City
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...

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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 &...

jackson NJ
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...

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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

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  • 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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  • 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: €392 - €638 (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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