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Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa

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Chobe River, Kasane, Chobe National Park Botswana
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 20/10/05 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/10/05 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 8 hotels in Kasane
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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. In 2018, the Resort will undergo refurbishment which will be done in phases to avoid inconveniencing guests. The Resort will be open throughout.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Boating
Golf course
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Poolside bar
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
Concierge
Gift shop
Mosquito net
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English
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ondeke wrote a review Jul 2021
Gaborone, Botswana1 contribution
Cresta Mowana has turned out to be one of the best place I have ever visited. The service is excellent with a touch of nature combined with modern technology. They have a wonderful spar located in a very beautiful location. I will recommend them to anyone anyday
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Date of stay: July 2021
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joshuakalanyane79 wrote a review Jul 2021
Gaborone, Botswana1 contribution
Moana Lodge have taught me how sometimes i have to go out and refresh, away from the city noise. I have enjoyed my stay at the Lodge to the fullest, the food, the people and the location of the lodge is explicit.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Alex A wrote a review Jul 2021
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Our group of 5 people traveled from Namibia to Botzwana via Zambia, where we spent less than 2 days and believed that our PCR tests from Namibia would be valid to enter Botzwana. At the border in Kasane, Botswana quarantine authorities illegally stopped us, demanding a test from Zambia, arguing that we had spent more than 36 hours in Zambia. We were forced to pay for a new test at the border and locked in a hotel of our choice and at our expense. Luckily we had a reservation at Cresta Mowana for the last day of our stay and were able to move it a few days in advance. The next day in the morning our tests were not ready, as we were promised, and we were detained until 18.00, promising tests by this time, but no one could guarantee that they would be ready and we would not lose the remaining days in Botzvana, as we did lost 2 out of 5 that were planned to spend there. Fortunately, the hotel manager, Mrs Carol White, found out about our problem. It took her several hours to bring our problem to a head of the Minister of Tourism of Botswana and it turned out that we were detained illegally and the measure applied to us concerned only trucks. A few hours later, on the personal order of the Minister, we were released. We are incredibly grateful to Mrs. Carol for her kindness and sincere disinterested desire to help. She herself offered us her assistance and was able to solve an almost impossible task in a few hours. Once again, I want to express our endless admiration for Mrs Carol's attitude to the strangers' problems and gratitude for her invaluable support ! I would like to note the completely sincere sympathy and help of the shift manager and the girls at the reception. These are amazingly kind and sympathetic people who tried in every possible way to brighten up our imprisonment and supported us.. We are very grateful to them and sincerely wish them all the best. The hotel organizes safaris and river cruises of a very good standard. The safari was cheaper than that of a private guide. The territory is home to a large number of animals, what can be amazing for kids. The hotel is ideal for a 1-2 night stopover to visit Chobe Park, especially if you are traveling with children.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Venture733387 wrote a review May 2021
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both its position and staff friendliness rank high in our assessment. staff - reception and guest relations staff went out of their way to make our stay a memorable one, particularly in ensuring our 40th anniversary became a very special moment and memories created for many years to come.
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Response from Marang Nthebolan, Guest Services / Front Office at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa
Responded 22 Jun 2021
Warm greetings from Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa! Thank you very much for participating on the review of your recent stay with us. We really appreciate your valuable feedback and comments shared. We are glad that you experienced the warm African hospitality and had a memorable 40th anniversary. Once again thank you for your valuable comment and positive feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Thank you and Kind regards
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sramontsho wrote a review May 2021
Gaborone, Botswana1 contribution
It is advisable to budget to stay at least 3 days since you will be amazed by the Birds, that continue to chirp way after 18:00 hours whilst u sit by the classic balcony facing the Great Chobe River. U also have to witness the sundown which gives is therapeutic since it will be accompanied by the birds song which fill the horizon.Light warm clothes & sports shoes are handy when undertaking the activities to best enjoy the pristine environment.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Marang Nthebolan, Guest Services / Front Office at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa
Responded 22 Jun 2021
Dear sramontsho, Greetings from Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa! . Many thanks for the encouraging feedback and continuous support. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Warm Regards,
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PRICE RANGE
US$442 - US$546 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
mowana safari hotel kasane, mowana safari lodge
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Mowana Safari Lodge
LOCATION
BotswanaNorth-West DistrictChobe National ParkKasane
NUMBER OF ROOMS
108
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa?
Nearby attractions include Savute Reserve (5.8 km), CARACAL Biodiversity Center (3.1 km), and Impalila Island (3.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Old House, Pizza Plus Coffee & Curry, and Chobe Safari Lodge Restaurant menu.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.