Cresta Mowana Safari & Spa
On the banks of the mighty Chobe River lies Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa - where nature meets luxury!
In these tranquil surroundings you will come to experience true African comfort: superb, spacious accommodation, delectable cuisine and personalised, 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 luxurious relaxation and tailored comfort are an everyday guarantee.
Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa offers incredible, spacious accommodation that will leave you feeling even more peaceful after a full day of relaxation at our resort. The luxury air conditioned bedrooms are tastefully decorated in an Afro-centric style that adds to the natural ambiance of Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa. Your stay with us will leave your mind, body and soul feeling brand new.
On the banks of the mighty Chobe River lies the luxurious Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa. In these tranquil surroundings you will come to experience true comfort, superb accommodation, magnificent African buffets and only the best in personalised ‘African-style’ service. Play a round of golf on the famous golf course or enjoy bird watching from the Mokoro – an unforgettable canoe trail on the Chobe. Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa is where nature meets luxury. Take the time to interact with the natural and beautiful surroundings while enjoying a leisurely massage at the brand new spa.
All 112 bedrooms and 4 suites boast spectacular Chobe 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.
Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & 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 flavour 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.
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 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.
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.
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 & 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.
River Boat Cruise
The Chobe River provides sustenance for many-a-creature in the region surrounding Cresta Mowana, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Facilities at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & 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.
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.
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.
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 Restaurant. 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.
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!