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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 28 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

Reviewed 15 January 2017

Our stay at the Mowana Lodge in Botswana was by far one of the highlights of our entire trip to Africa. The rooms were very comfortable, the food was decent, and it is pretty conveniently situated relatively close to Chobe National Park - it couldn't have been more than a 15 minute car ride away. The lodge has a nice...

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

Dear Ayushka N. Greetings from Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa on the banks of the Chobe River, Botswana. We were honoured to have you as our guests. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We apologise for the wifi that did not work. We are currently upgrading our connectivity. We trust that this upgrade will take care of...

Dover, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Me and my wife was supposed to play 9 holes. The golf clubs, and it's not really a trolley were in poor condition. The wheel was not attached, but they said it's ok. It was hard pulling it around in the heat. The club's had old sand, mud etc on them and the holes are not very well sign posted....

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

Dear Tony C. Thank you for staying at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa. We value your feedback on areas needing improvement. We are sorry that your day on the golf course was not a pleasant one. We are procuring new golf clubs and trollies. As we are situated very close to the Chobe national park, we do get some...

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Reviewed 28 December 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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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 16 December 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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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 5 December 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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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...

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • 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: RM1,882 - RM2,858 (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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“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.”
stevep1cape, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms from number 300 are closer to the parking area.”
, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“go to spa for infinity pool.”
alastrequestgrimbo, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
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