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Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Phi Phi Island
Reviewed 22 July 2016

I just return from my Family vacation in Botswana and we all enjoyed the truly special setting, the service and the facilities of the Cresta Mowana Safari Lodge. The resort is located directly on the shores of the Chobe River. The setting is breathtaking especially since many of the 470+ bird species are calling the resort home. In the night...

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

Dear FlorianPhiPhiIsland Warm greetings from Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa. Thank you for awarding us full marks on Tripadvisor. We were honoured to have you and your family staying with us. Thank you for commending our team especially Monduu, Mate and Mr. Lets. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards John Gray | GM, Cresta Mowana Safari...

Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

I spent a couple of days on the long weekend at Cresta Mowana Resort and Spa and was blown away at the excellent service, well-trained and highly motivated staff and just the general beauty of the place. It wasn't the first time, however it's seriously picked up a notch or several. The rooms, the restaurant and this time I spent...

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

Dear Catherineinbotswana Thank you for this encouraging review. We are happy to see that you were able to rest and unwind at Mowana after days of work work work work! We were honoured to have you staying with us once again. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards John Gray | GM, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa

Gaborone
Reviewed 20 July 2016

A great place. Very efficient service. Impeccable location and stay. Very content and will always choose it! I highly recommend the hotel for its real value for what you pay and it's excellent service. It speaks a lot on the training of staff and their motivation levels.

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

Dear 171gladysk Thank you for staying at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa. We appreciate the full marks awarded on Tripadvisor. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards John Gray | GM, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa

Gaborone
Reviewed 20 July 2016

The service in this area could be improved and the wine list is not great, price of wine to the quality of the wine do not match. Paid over P280 for a very average wine. The gentleman organising everybody on the jetty for the boat cruise's needs to listen to the guests. He let our wine order go off on...

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

Dear 652robynm Greetings from Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa. Thank you for your feedback. We would like to apologise for the service glitch you experienced with your wine order. Retraining of our team including the guides on the boat is in progress. We trust that this will address any shortcomings in our service. We wish you happy travels. Kind...

Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 July 2016

The usual African welcome of face towels and a drink was about where the service ended. Rooms not ready on arrival which was fine as we could relax in lovely surroundings and have lunch whilst we waited. Alas, our room keys were just thrown on the table during lunch, leaving us to navigate where our rooms actually were. We were...

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

Dear Michelle F. Thank you for reviewing your experience on Tripadvisor. We are sorry that your stay was not a pleasantly memorable one. We are reviewing our internal processes to avoid the operational glitches you experienced. This includes refresher training and coaching for the staff. The security incident is still under investigation with the local Kasane police. The door lock...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Very nice place to stay. The staff are so friendly, and the activities are so easy to organise. It's great to go on an evening river cruise, as you see so many animals, and the day safari trips are amazing too. The rooms are lovely; spacious, comfortable and clean. Some of the facilities and buildings could use a bit of...

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

Dear Jarrod P. We are delighted to learn that you had a lovely stay with us. Thank you for visiting. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards John Gray | GM, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa

New York City, New York
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Very good reception by all staff members we interacted with. Showing true value for our culture and kindness as Batswana. I will definitely recommend Mowana to friends and families. Mowana Safari resort and Spa is value for money

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

Dear Goitseonem189 Thank you for staying at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa. 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

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 18 July 2016

The staff at the restaurant and bar should be tought on diversity of different guests. Improve on quick service and customer service. Otherwise this facility is a world class, modern and the best in Africa.

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

Dear Evanslelentok Greetings from Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa. Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback on suggestions for improvement in our service. We look forward to welcoming you back in future. Kind regards John Gray | GM, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 17 July 2016

From the moment we arrived, with warm face towels and cocktail drinks, to our departure we had an amazing experience. The resort itself was welcoming, comfortable and beautiful. Sunset views and game experiences were out of this world. Thank you for the memories.

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Dear X9782IBshanem We were honoured to have you and your family staying with us. We are delighted to note that you had an amazing experience and that you found our resort welcoming, comfortable and beautiful. Kind regards John Gray | GM, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Don't hesitate and express your feelings to the staff if things are not to your satisfaction. I travel internationally 4 to 5 times a year throughout Europe, Asia, North and South America and have never paid for a 5 star property as much as I paid for this room. I did not mind the rate, but when I entered the...

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Dear Alejandro Z. Greetings from Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa. Thank you for reviewing your stay on Tripadvisor. We are pleased to note that you enjoyed your complimentary upgrade. We look forward to welcoming you back. Until then, enjoy your travels. Kind regards John Gray | GM, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Golf Course
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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: $569 - $914 (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 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, 18 May 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on ground floor are easiest”
judgej2014, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“Long walk to some rooms. Ask for a high level room to see the river better.”
VT94588, 27 Apr 2017 | Read review
“near reception otherwise long walk to rooms”
mikeswallow01, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“facing the river.”
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