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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The transfer from Kasane airport to the Resort left a bad taste in our mouth, because the driver did not make himself known to us until after EVERY OTHER PERSON from our flight had been collected. My husband is not a very confident traveller and was getting stressed because all the other drivers had signs with either guests names, or...

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cape town
Reviewed 1 week ago

we were happy with the hotel.The rooms were adequate and our waas clean and well attended to. The food was fine and satisfied our needs as we were not in Chobe for a gourmet expierience. What made the stay for us were the people who worked there. My wife has since written to the GM of the hotel high lighting...

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

Dear Stevep1cape Thank you for staying at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa. We are delighted that you had an enjoyable stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards John Gray | GM, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa

Lorton, Virginia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have stayed at the Cresta Mowana twice for business (2014 and 2017). The location is undeniably stunning, sitting along the Chobe River with views of neighboring Namibia. The rooms are spacious and comfortable; a convenience fridge, beds with mosquito netting and balconies/patios with great views. The staff is pleasant and responsive to your needs. Everybody smiles and asks whether...

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

Dear Joe O. Warm greetings from Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa. We were honoured to have you staying with us again. Thank you for your feedback. We have product improvements lined up for this year which include upgrade of the wifi. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards John Gray | GM, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort &...

Scarborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Interesting walk from Reception to our room - up some stairs, down some more stairs and along an outside balcony! Room were reasonably sized and well-equipped though they could do with a gentle refurbishment. Both evening meal and breakfast buffets were very varied. If it looks like rain when you go to the restaurant, take a brolly (or rain gear)...

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

Dear MilsteadUmpire Thank you for reviewing Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa on Tripadvisor. We were honoured to have you as our guest. We look forward to welcoming you in the not too distant future. Kind regards John Gray - GM, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa, on the banks of the Chobe River

Gaborone, Botswana
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I am still disappointed and angry with the manner in which my case of being overcharged is handled. I intend taking it up with the relevant authorities because i feel i have been patient enough to give Mowana Staff time to reflect on the transactions and treat the matter with urgency and respect. The frustrating thing is am the only...

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

Dear Gaon2017 Greetings from Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa. We acknowledge receipt of your complaint. Please assist by sending an e-mail to the undersigned. We have not been able to reach you on the number previously supplied. Kind regards John Gray - GM, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Travellling for business and leisure this hotel had a great location for exploring the national park. Too far to walk into Kasane town though, it's a bit isolated and does not give the chance to have a really authentic experience outside of the hotel structure. Rooms were spacious but having the bathroom towards the front of the room with a...

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

Dear Em A Thank you for staying at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa. We are delighted that you found the location great for exploring the nearby national park. We are also pleased that you enjoyed the food during your stay. Thank you for pointing out areas needing improvement. Kind regards John Gray, General Manager, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort &...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We stayed at Mowana as part of a tour of Southern Africa, and it has to be a highlight of the trip. The location is beautiful, overlooking the Chobe river across to Namibia, with hippos, baboons and warthogs wandering in the grounds. The resort is a short drive from the Chobe National Park and so is ideally placed to make...

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

Dear Rosieposie958 Thank you for staying at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa. We are delighted that Mowana was the highlight of your trip. We appreciate your feedback on areas needing attention - these are being looked into. We hope to see you again in the not too distant future. Kind regards John Gray | GM, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort...

Lake Worth, Florida
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

We came here with a high end tour group. Initial impression was good, but there are many issues. The property is in need of many upgrades and repairs. Many guests complained about poorly functioning or non-functioning A/C. Bathrooms are old and need repairs. Loose, broken and missing tiles in the shower. Much of the decking around the facility is rotten...

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

Dear Martin S. Thank you for staying at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa. We appreciate your feedback. Our product improvement has begun and guests will see a marked improvement in our rooms and public areas in the short term. Once again thank you for making the time to share your feedback. Kind regards John Gray | GM, Cresta Mowana...

Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed there for 3 nights, beautiful location for game drives in chobe and sunset cruise is a must! Spa was really good. Food not so great, dont order anything from the set menu, not worth the money. Staff is friendly and helpful.

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

Dear Lubumbaashi Thank you for staying at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa. We were honoured to have you as our guest. We are sorry that our set menu was not to your liking. We would also like to add that your executive chef is always willing to assist with any special requests that our guests might have. We wish...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights at the Mowana. The Spa was perfect, they even offered Gel Manicure. The spa lady was well trained and did a great job. Rooms are a bit run down, wifi is very slow. Restaurant food is ok, but jot great.

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

Dear Csvr2015 Greetings from Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa. We are delighted that you enjoyed your spa experience at Mowana. Thank you for pointing out areas needing attention. We are looking into these. Kind regards John Gray | GM, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Spa
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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: $574 - $831 (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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