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Reviewed 4 June 2016

A really super 3 night stay at this marvellous hotel. Chobe is just Nature at its best and the Crests Mowana certainly brings to the party to make it so. There was no need for us the leave the hotel, as everything is laid on. From good food to game drives both on land and on the river. Friendly and...

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

Dear Judge J. Thank you for awarding full marks to Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa on Tripadvisor. We enjoyed being of service to you and look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards John Gray |GM, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa

Nyon District, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Great foyer with a big baobab tree and great location with river views. The spa was also very good, massage highly recommended after too many bumpy safari drives! Rooms are a bit of a letdown, dated bathrooms and slight odor throughout but still comfortable and overlooking the water. Watch out for the hippos munching the grass by your front door!

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

Dear Bruce D. Thank you for staying at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa. We are delighted that you enjoyed our spa experience. We appreciate your feedback on areas where we can do better. We are looking into these. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards John Gray |GM, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa

Reviewed 18 May 2016

I had a lovely time in this hotel. The natural decor of the room blends in very well with the whole area. My room overlooked the Chobe River, which was wonderful for relaxing. I would recommend anyone to ensure that they go to the deck above the restaurant, its a great place to relax in between tourist activities, have a...

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

Dear Ponalo T. Greetings from Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa. Thank you for being our guest. We were honoured to be of service to you. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards John Gray | GM, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa

Sussex
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

The Cresta Mowana is one of the largest hotel's in Kasane and is part of a group of hotels. The hotel is rated as 4 stars and I would say that this is probably fair considering the small town location in Africa. It is not the equivalent of a 4 star in Europe or North America but experienced travellers should...

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Dear Derek i Greetings from Cresta Mowana Safari & Spa. We were honoured to have you staying with us. Thank you for highlighting areas for improvement. Please be advised that our wifi is up and running. We look forward to welcoming you back in future. Kind regards John Gray | GM, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa

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Reviewed 14 May 2016

We travelled to Kasane and stayed in Cresta Mowana Lodge in the first week of May. We had a wonderful stay. The rooms were clean and any request were attended immediately. The chef Dominque went over and beyond to take care of my special request of Asian vegetarian food. He made very tasty Indian vegetarian food that surpassed even any...

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Dear Smile011 Thank you for your Tripadvisor review. We are delighted that you had an awesome experience staying at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa. On behalf of Chef Dominique and the team, we were honoured to have you as our guest. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards John Gray | General Manager, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort...

Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Stayed there for 3 night at end of April 2016. The food was great and made to suit my vegetarian wife. The chefs accommodated as directed. We had pre-booked massages as a package and were treated extremely well. This were the best massages in Africa. The jacuzzi and the infinity pools are wonderful. Thank you

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

Dear Prav150 Greetings from Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa. Thank you for reviewing your stay on Tripadvisor. We are delighted that you had a wonderful stay with us and found the massages in our Spa to be the best in Africa! We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Kind regards John Gray |...

Francistown, Botswana
Reviewed 3 May 2016

The hotel is good at all.i will recommend for other to prefer it,it distance wise in relation to town.it situated in cool area and fresh one indeed.i like the rooms,are high class level the service was very good given without delays. only disturbed by rain condition which disturbed my movements within the hotel.

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Dear Lonemodumo We were honoured to have you as our guest at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa. We are pleased that you had a good stay. Thank you very much for the recommendation. Kind regards John Gray | GM, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed three nights here and found the staff very friendly. Our room was a good size if a little dark. We had the gym pool to ourselves during the day. They tried to be very helpful with my gluten free diet. The Wi-Fi was patchy but they always tried to rectify the problem. We had room 422 upstairs facing...

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Dear Dianne R. Thank you for staying at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa. We are delighted that you managed to relax. We will look at the lighting in 422 as well as the wifi connection to ensure that we have a long term solution. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards John Gray | GM, Cresta Mowana...

Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed 26 April 2016

We have spent three nights at the Cresta Mowana in Kasane. Overall the hotel needs a make over and some serious investment. They start doing it by having a new Gym and Spa area which is really nice. We had a very good massage there and the pool is new. The location on the riverside is great. However, the main...

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Dear Butter137 Thank you for reviewing your stay at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa on Tripadvisor. We appreciate your feedback on areas where we can do better. Our chef and his team are constantly trying out more innovative menus for our buffet. We are sorry that we were not able to meet your needs during your stay. A long...

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Reviewed 26 April 2016

The facility and the service was excellent. The staff promptly attended to all that was reported to them eg. the extractor in the bathroom was not working properly as it was making a screeching sound and it was attended to by the maintenance team. PLEASE CONSIDER HAVING CITIZEN AND NON-CITIZEN PRICES!

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Dear Israelr682 Thank you for awarding us full marks on Tripadvisor. We are delighted that you found our resort and service to be excellent. We were honoured to have you as our guest. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards John Gray | GM, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa

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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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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Golf Course
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
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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: $598 - $972 (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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Also Known As:
Mowana Safari Hotel Kasane
Mowana Safari Lodge
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