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Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa

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06/11/2017 06/12/2017
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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Reviewed December 27, 2016

Four-star, big, typically African lodge, including spa, golf course, two pools, located right next to Chobe river. Free wifi, though it doesn't always work or sometimes only works poorly. Our family room had a pull-out sofa for our children and a double bed for my husband and me. We had a beautiful view of the river. Cheap laundry service and...

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

Dear Schnueseli Thank you for staying at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again. Kind regards John Gray | GM, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa

Maun, Botswana
Reviewed December 16, 2016

Was there for three nights and was very comfortable. The Big Bed was turned down every night and a chocolate placed on the pillow. Mosquito net draped around the 4 poster bed. Big shower and Bath. Restaurant was a a bit busy with set menu as we there with a huge conference, but food was good. Wifi pretty good. Nice...

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

Dear Mckenzie4x4_maun Warm greetings from Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa on the banks of the Chobe River. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards John Gray | GM, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa

Reviewed December 5, 2016

We visited Cresta Mowana Lodge, Kasana, Botswana,recently on the 20th November and also 25th November 2016. On our first night we had room 316, which was very pleasant, just a bit far away from the Reception and Dining area, as we are elderly. We requested a room closer for the next stay on our return from the Zambezi Queen and...

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

Dear Hannelore H. Greetings from Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa We sincerely apologise for the service shortfalls during your stay. As detailed in the personal response, areas of concern have been addressed. The team in housekeeping and maintenance is continuously being retrained so that we avoid inconveniencing guests during their stay. We wish you happy travels. Kind regards John...

kuala lumpur
Reviewed November 17, 2016

This nice looking 4 star resort, which was opened back in 1993, is located near to Chobe Nat Park and along the banks of Chobe River. Upon entering the hotel lobby, you'd be impressed with a big Baobab tree right in middle of lobby. The interiors and architecture is impressive - traditional African themed. However, the corridors which had uneven...

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

Dear Rafalution_2009 Thank you for staying at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa. We were honoured to have you as our guest. We appreciate your feedback highlighting areas needing improvement. We are addressing these areas of concern. Once again thank you for making the time to share your experience. Kind regards John Gray | GM, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort &...

Grimsby, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 13, 2016

Stayed for 3 nights in October, impressive looking Lodge, with very nice rooms, and plenty of wildlife in grounds ( Warthog, Mongoose, even Hippo). Very close to Chobe National Park, where the safari is stunning. Lots of wildlife also seen on river Chobe. Great place to stay if you want to see lots of different species. Service maybe a little...

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

Dear Alastrequestgrimbo Greetings from Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa Thank you for sharing your feedback on Tripadvisor. We were honoured to have you as our guest. We wish you happy travels and look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Kind regards John Gray | GM, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa

Encino
Reviewed November 10, 2016

Good location with good staff. All amenities and good food. Offers activities for Chobe and surrounding areas. Will recommend this place. Short taxi ride away to Kasane town. Beautiful swimming Pool and spa. Lobby is beautiful.

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

Dear Anshu477 Thank you for sharing your experience with the Tripadvisor travel community. We appreciate the recommendation. Wishing you happy travels. Kind regards John Gray | GM, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa

Sabadell, Spain
Reviewed November 5, 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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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 October 24, 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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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 October 19, 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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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 October 14, 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

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Spa
  • Golf course
  • Hot Tub
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  • Airport Transportation
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  • Business Center 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)
Location: Botswana > North-West District > Kasane
Price Range: $419 - $680 (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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“Would ask for a room closer to the reception area, otherwise as it is a large hotel can be quite a walk in the dark if further away.”
G5868QHmarkh, 1 week ago | Read review
“Rooms on ground floor are easiest”
judgej2014, 1 week ago | Read review
“Long walk to some rooms. Ask for a high level room to see the river better.”
VT94588, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“near reception otherwise long walk to rooms”
mikeswallow01, Mar 28, 2017 | Read review
“facing the river.”
stevep1cape, Mar 20, 2017 | Read review
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