Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa

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Welcome to Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa.

On the banks of the mighty Chobe River lies Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa – where nature meets luxury! In these tranquil surroundings you will come to experience true African comfort: superb, spacious accommodation, delectable cuisine and personalized, one-on-one service.Experience relaxation and recuperation with a range of treatments at the on-site spa, or with a leisurely canoe trail on the waters of the Chobe. To take full advantage of a wealth of wildlife, embark upon an exhilarating game drive in the Chobe National Park. The national park is famous for its large elephant herds, and has some of the largest concentrations of game on the entire African continent.For a more laid-back holiday, tackle 9 holes on the infamous golf course, or simply interact with the spectacular, natural surrounds on a slow walk along the river.

What’s sure is that with Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa luxurious relaxation and tailored comfort are an everyday guarantee.

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The Rooms

Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa has two separate accommodation options on offer, designed to suit your particular budget and overall preference. An incredible 112 luxury bedrooms offer lavish comfort at an affordable price, and are complete with air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms. Alternatively, 4 luxury suites are available to choose from, including the Clinton Suite, which has been dedicated to former US President Bill Clinton after his visit to the resort in 1998.

All of the luxury bedrooms at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa face the magnificent Chobe River, complete with a spacious balcony from which you can observe the daily happenings amidst the abundant wildlife habitat surrounding the river. The rooms also look out onto the adjoining Namibian floodplains, where often a numerous amount of game animals congregate.

To provide sanctuary from the heat of the African sun, each of the luxury bedrooms at this Botswana safari lodge are air-conditioned. Select the temperature setting you prefer and allow yourself to unwind on one of the broad, cosy beds.

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Each of the luxury bedrooms also come with the following facilities:

  • En-suite bathroom (Bath & Shower).
  • Hair dryers.
  • Ceiling fans.
  • Mosquito nets.
  • Tea & coffee making facilities.
  • Satellite TV.
  • Secure in-room safe.
  • Mini Bar.
  • Same day laundry service.


The Luxury Suites at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa exude opulence and serenity. Along with an enormous and inviting four poster bed, the spacious suites are accompanied by 1.5 bathrooms; a roomy stand-alone shower, and a Jacuzzi tub.

Much like the Luxury Bedrooms, each of the air-conditioned suites have balconies overlooking the mighty Chobe River, and provide an excellent viewpoint from which to survey the abundant wildlife below.

The suites have been tastefully decorated in a unique ethnic style, which is in perfect harmony with the surrounding African wilderness. In a more modern sense, each of the Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa suites include 2 large flat screen TV’s to entertain your viewing pleasures.

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The Restaurant and Bar

Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa offers an exceptional choice of both local and international cuisine at the Serondela restaurant. The meals at the Serondela restaurant are served up buffet-style, allowing you the flexibility to control both quantity and selection. For the adventurous diner, the experienced restaurant staff serve up the flavor of Africa with dishes such as Kudu, impala, warthog, wildebeest, and even wildebeest. If you’re feeling extra brave, try out Mopani worms, a delicacy in the region, and in much of southern Africa.

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Apart from local delights, the Serondela restaurant also offers a selection of mouth-watering international dishes such as roast beef, roast lamb, and oxtail stew over lunch and dinner. The breakfast buffet is outstanding, and features a variety of both American and English dishes, as well as fresh fruit and juice, enabling you to kick-off the day on a great note.

With its spectacular view over the Chobe River, the Savuti Bar at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa is the perfect location to toast to an African sunset whilst sipping on a sumptuous selection of exotic fruit juices, chilled cocktails, or cold brews.

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Quench your thirst at the well-stocked Savuti Bar after a lengthy safari in the Chobe National Park, whilst watching the day slowly, stunningly transform into night. Apart from the Serondela restaurant, should you feel peckish during the day, either order room service, choosing from a variety of delectable meal options, or order from a range of light snacks at the Boma Terrace during the day.


Game Drive

The Chobe region is teeming with wildlife, and is, as such, a safari-lover’s Mecca. There are over 75 species of mammals in the area surrounding Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa, including tens of thousands of elephants in the adjacent Chobe National Park. To take full advantage of this incredible wealth of game, enjoy guided game drives whilst staying at the resort. The game drives are led by an experienced and qualified guides in an open safari vehicle. The game drive is also the ideal opportunity to capture the African wilderness in what is sure to be spectacular photographs. The Chobe National Park has some of the largest concentrations of game on the African continent, and regular sightings include giraffe, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah and bushbuck.

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River Boat Cruise

The Chobe River provides sustenance for many-a-creature in the region surrounding Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa, and these animals often come down to the river to replenish themselves. As an accompaniment to your game drive, step out onto a reliable boat that graciously explores the Chobe River and introduces guests to the various animals and bird species that frequent it. Better yet, go on a river boat cruise at either sunrise or sunset to witness the sheer beauty of the African sky as it gradually changes colour.

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As the Chobe National Park teems with animals, so the Chobe River teems with fish. The abundance of game fish provides fishermen and women with the opportunity to try their hand at tackling the infamous Tiger Fish, or anticipating the bite of the timid tilapia. All fishing gear will be provided, and along with an exciting day of fishing, guests will also be treated to the stunning views of the surrounding wilderness.

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Bird Watching

Housing over 450 species of birds, the adjoining Chobe National Park is one of Africa’s finest birding safari locations. For birding enthusiasts, there exists the opportunity to view such bird species as: the African Finfoot, the Halfcollared Kingfisher, the Rackettailed Roller, the Coppery Sunbird, the Pygmy Goose, the Pinkthroated Longclaw, the Brown Firefinch, and the Western Banded Snake Eagle.

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Nature Walk

For a more leisurely activity option, simply go on a nature walk and fully immerse yourself in the beauty of the African bushveld. Guided walks can be arranged, if necessary, however, we understand that there are some things better experienced on your own, at your own leisurely pace.

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Mountain Biking

On the opposite range of the spectrum lies mountain biking across the rugged terrain surrounding Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa. Bikes can be easily hired from the resort, enabling you to pave your own way through the wilderness, unhindered.

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Facilities at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa include an outdoor swimming pool set in a natural landscape, an exquisite 9-hole golf course, a fully-equipped gym, a tennis court, an intriguing hairdressing salon and a tranquil spa.

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Swimming Pool

The swimming pool at Cresta Mowana delicately blends into the natural landscape, giving you the sense that you are submerged in the African wilderness while you are taking a dip. The pool itself is of a substantial size, allowing you the opportunity to ‘do a few laps’ while you’re away on holiday. Dry off on one of the comfortable pool-side loungers, or simply relax underneath the shade of a patio umbrella whilst sipping on a thirst-quenching, exotic cocktail.

Golf Course

For the sporty types, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa are equipped with a lush, manicured 9-hole golf course. It is the only lodge in Kasane to boast this facility! Forgot your clubs? Not to worry – the hotel is on hand to provide you with suitable golf clubs and bags, though you’ll have to remember to pack your sneakers.

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If golf isn’t your thing, Cresta Mowana also provides you with the chance to knock around some balls on the tennis court. Well-maintained, and relevant size, the outdoor tennis court enables you to work off some of the delicious food dined upon at the Serondela Restuarant. Tennis rackets will be provide.


If you’re up for a more individual work-out then Cresta’s state-of-the-art fitness centre is for you. Machinery on offer at the gym includes: rowing machines, exercise bikes, ellipticals, and treadmills; basically all you could ever need to stay on shape while you’re on vacation, or away on business.

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Hairdressing Salon

One of the most unique features of Cresta Mowana Safari Resort is setting of the hair-dressing salon. At this Kasane lodge you can get your haircut in a treehouse, with a view over the flowing Chobe River.


Last, but not least, Cresta Mowana offers a comprehensive, and luxurious on-site spa, complete with a Jacuzzi, a heated spa bath, a sauna and steam room. A wide range of treatments and massages are available, so treat yourself with a day of pampering and tranquillity!

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Chobe River

Located in Botswana’s north eastern district, the Chobe National Park is an essential destination whilst visiting Botswana. Proclaimed in 1968, and covering an area of 11 700 km², the park was named after the incredible Chobe River, which forms its northern border. Less than 100km from Victoria Falls and flanked by the Moremi Game Reserve and Okavango Delta in the south west, Chobe National Park is the perfect location for visitors looking for frequent wildlife encounters and generous sightings of some of Africa’s most spectacular game animals.

The most notable, and frequently visited area within the park is the Chobe Riverfront. Closest to the town, Kasane, the riverfront is where a multitude of wildlife congregate during the dry winter months. The most exceptional of these is the massive Kalahari elephants, which the park is famous for. With a population of around 70 000, the Chobe has one of the highest concentrations of elephants in Africa. During the dry season, it is commonplace to observe over 1000 elephants on the floodplains at any one time. Needless to say, a game drive along the riverfront is more often than not complete with several sightings of these majestic creatures.

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A game drive of this nature, also provides the chance to witness buffalo, waterbuck, Kudu, giraffe, sable, impala and baboons in their natural habitat. If you’re lucky, you might just catch a glimpse of two of Africa’s largest predators: lion and leopard.

Another popular activity in the Chobe National Park is a leisurely boat cruise along the Chobe River. Drifting along the river upon a comfortable river boat is the ideal vantage point from which to witness the many animals which make their way down to drink from the river, seeking sustenance from its waters. Hippos and crocodiles are also common sightings on these cruises, and elephants frequently cross the river to the islands where lush green grass is available year-round.

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Chobe Game Lodge Reviews

“A really super 3 night stay at this marvellous hotel. Chobe is just Nature at its best and the Crests Mowana certainly brings to the party to make it so. There was no need for us the leave the hotel, as everything is laid on.” –Judge J

“Stayed there for 3 night at end of April 2016. The food was great and made to suit my vegetarian wife. The chefs accommodated as directed. We had pre-booked massages as a package and were treated extremely well. This were the best massages in Africa. The jacuzzi and the infinity pools are wonderful.” –Prav150

“The facility and the service was excellent. The staff promptly attended to all that was reported to them eg. the extractor in the bathroom was not working properly as it was making a screeching sound and it was attended to by the maintenance team.” –Gaborone

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