Cresta Mowana

Presidential: Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa In Kasane Rolls-Out The Red Carpet

Nestled on the banks of the majestic Chobe River, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa is a haven where a slice of safari coexists harmoniously with pure African wonder.


  • As part of the Cresta Hotels portfolio, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa was awarded the TripAdvisor 2022 Travelers’s Choice recognition.
  • Kasane offers a gateway to exploring African nature and regional luxury in Botswana.
  • Explore the waterways of the Chobe River on a sunset safari cruise or catch the sunrise and wildlife on a morning game drive.
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Situated in Kasane, this unique resort offers a gateway to explore the magical wonders of Africa, from the abundant wildlife of Chobe Game Park to the breath-taking sunrises and sunsets over the Namibian flood plains. The Sandton Times spent a night at the resort and was received with the highest level of hospitality, reserved only for heads of state.


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The expansive Presidential Suite at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa, showcasing the best the property has to offer guests. Image: The Sandton Times

Stepping into Cresta Mowana, we were greeted by a sense of tranquility and wonder as an ancient baobab tree at the heart of the hotel fills the reception area. The resort’s location on the banks of the Chobe River offers the perfect setting to immerse yourself in the beauty of the African wilderness. The sights and sounds of wildlife, including herds of majestic elephants, graceful antelope, towering giraffes, elegant zebras, and even elusive lions and leopards, create an unforgettable experience that will stay with you for a long time.


Cresta Mowana takes great pride in offering its guests the best of African hospitality and service. The resort boasts great accommodation that blends contemporary design with authentic African elements. From comfortable rooms with modern amenities to the exclusive Presidential Suite, every aspect of the stay is designed to provide the utmost comfort and relaxation. The Presidential Suite, with its king-sized bed, dining area, satellite TV, and air conditioning, offers a luxurious experience for those seeking elevated African hospitality.


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Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa offers an impressive buffet for dinner and breakfast, showcasing local dishes alongside all-time favourites. Image: The Sandton Times

We had a chance to savor the flavors of Africa at the Serondella Restaurant, where gourmet cuisine and Africa-inspired menus take center stage. Overlooking the Chobe River and Namibian flood plains, the restaurant offers the perfect vantage point to witness the mesmerizing spectacle of wildlife gathering at twilight. Whether you are enjoying a sumptuous breakfast to kickstart your day or indulging in a delectable dinner under the starry African sky, the Serondella Restaurant promises an unforgettable dining experience.


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What would an African safari holiday be without a pamper session at the spa? Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa offers guests a full range of treatments using Clarins products. Image: The Sandton Times

Beyond the dining and accommodation offerings, Cresta Mowana offers a range of facilities to enhance your stay. Keep up with your fitness routine at the on-site gym, or take a leisurely swim in the beautiful pool area overlooking the Chobe River. Golf enthusiasts can indulge in a round of golf at the resort’s 9-hole golf course, surrounded by the stunning African landscape. For those seeking ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation, the Mowana Spa offers a variety of treatments, including massages and the use of the jacuzzi and infinity pool.


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The Presidential Suite at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa offers all possible luxuries from an en suite bathroom, to a guest toilet, bar, dining room, kitchenette and more. Image: The Sandton Times

Kasane, the location of Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa, is also home to the impressive Kasane International Airport. Strategically situated on the ‘Four Corners’, bordering Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, the airport provides access to Chobe National Park and serves as an alternate airport for tourists heading to the world-renowned Victoria Falls. The airport underwent recent refurbishments, including the extension of the runway, a new terminal building, and air traffic control tower, ensuring a seamless travel experience for visitors.


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Take a cruise down the Chobe River at sunset and witness the splendor of Africa’s wildlife, from elephants to hippos, antelope, warthog and an abundance of birds. Image: The Sandton Times

Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa is a gateway to the untamed beauty and wildlife of Africa. It is a place where luxury and nature intertwine, creating a truly magical experience for every guest. Whether you are exploring the wonders of Chobe Game Park, basking in the beauty of sunsets over the Namibian flood plains, or indulging in the finest African hospitality, Cresta Mowana promises a slice of African adventure.


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