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Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$ 534*
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Jerusalem, Israel
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I did not stay in the Cresta Mowana, but attended a cocktail party there and spent an afternoon, eating in one of the restaurants and sipping a drink on the porch of the hotel. The hotel is quite lovely, with many interesting artifacts and colorful hangings. Outside there are a number of baobab trees and there is a river view....

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our room even though was quite away from main area was very reasonable size and very clean, the bathroom seemed to have had an update. The one consolation of being further away we got to see a hippo appear each night to come up and eat the grass near our room. We had the buffet dinner each night which was...

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

Dear Carol & Mark Greetings from Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa on the banks of the Chobe River. Thank you for staying with us. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards John Gray, General Manager, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa

Reviewed 1 week ago

Returning to the Great Chobe River and Crests Mowana is always a pleasure. This has become a very popular spot. Watching the river from the comfortable deck is just so relaxing. The boat trips on the water never disappoint. Staff are super friendly and even recognise a returning guest. The food is great and its easy to want to stay...

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

Dear Judge J. It is always a pleasure to welcome you back to Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa. Thank you for your vote of confidence. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards John Gray, General Manager, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa

Denver
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is very run down and in desperate need of some TLC and upgrades. The rooms are all quite dirty and need freshening up. It is clear that the corporate strategy of Cresta is working its way into this hotel, and the focus now is on corporate travel and conferences. The hotel staff are very grumpy and quite rude....

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

Dear AussieTravelerDenver Thank you for staying at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa. We are delighted that you enjoyed the game experience. We appreciate your feedback on areas needing attention. We will certainly continue to do everything possible to ensure that Cresta Mowana remains a destination of choice in the Chobe area. We wish you happy travels. Kind regards John...

Pleasanton, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They stayed at the Chobe National Park that has the large concentration of elephants. We saw the elephants from the van when we were driving from Victoria Falls to Chobe. We stayed at the Lodge. It is aging resort. All inclusive meals (but not drink) are not impressive and lots of bugs at indoor restaurant when light turned on. I...

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

Dear VT94588 Thank you for staying at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa. We were honoured to have you as our guests. Thank you for the feedback on areas where we can do better. A soft refurbishment is scheduled for the medium term. We wish you happy travels. Kind regards John Gray, General Manager, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were there end of March beginning April. Stayed 3 nights-the rooms were clean and comfortable. Had a balcony that faced the Chobe River which is very close.. Staff friendly and very helpful. Mosses gave us a lift from the hotel to the town of Kasane and came back for us later in the day. Did a boat trip on...

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

Dear Sandra R. Greetings from Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa. Thank you for the recommendation on Tripadvisor. We are delighted that you had a wonderful time. We wish you happy travels. Kind regards John Gray, General Manager, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa

Croydon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Stayed here at the end of our tour, it's the 2nd time I've stayed here, it's a beautiful relaxed hotel . Staff are good and the rooms beautiful and comfortable. Food is good and a great choice, but it would be good if at lunch time ,you could have just a snack lunch ,eg toasted club sandwich etc instead of...

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

Dear Plonkerofcroydonuk Greetings from Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa. We were honoured to have you staying with us again. Thank you for your suggesting areas of improvement. A light snack menu is available from the pool area during lunch time for guests who might find the buffet heavy for lunchtime. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards...

Doncaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Nice looking hotel with an impressive entrance. food was ok all buffet style . our room was a very long walk along a wooden veranda walkway. rooms were small but clean and tidy. not much happens after dinner !!!!

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

Dear Mikeswallow01 Thank you for staying at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa. We were honoured to have you as our guest. Kind regards John Gray, General Manager, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 27 March 2017

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

Dear Jane D. Greetings from Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa We would like to sincerely apologise for the glitches in service starting with the airport transfer. Drivers have been reminded to carry the Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa placard as per procedure. We are sorry that your stay with us was not a truly delightful experience. We have...

cape town
Reviewed 20 March 2017

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

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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
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  • Spa
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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: ₹ 27,062 - ₹ 44,048 (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, 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.”
stevep1cape, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
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