My experience at Cresta Mowana started with the airport pick up. Our driver was very friendly and helpful, and the bus was air conditioned and new, which was a good start. The check in process was nice, welcome drinks, cold towels, friendly staff. We had to ask for a change of room as ours did not have a view as was described to us before we booked. The room is suitable, I can’t rave about it, but it was fine and we spent quite a bit of time in it on one rainy day.
Our safari experience in Chobe National Park was interesting, our guide Florence was quite nice and knowledgeable. The thing about the park is that you get a chance to see the animals close up, as they are not afraid of the tour jeeps. Seeing Elephants and Giraffes crossing the road was amazing. The boat trip was also a great experience and we enjoyed our guide Chris.
The only real disappointment about the hotel was the food to a certain extent. The buffet got a bit boring and I didn’t find the meals to be outstanding. Otherwise it was a nice little weekend trip. I would not describe the hotel as 4 star, but we enjoyed our stay.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Mowana Safari Hotel Kasane
- Mowana Safari Lodge