Botswana Bucket List

Botswana Bucket List

2019 is just around the corner, and we suggest thinking about your travel resolutions sooner rather than later. For a wide variety of reasons, in 2019 we suggest a trip to Botswana. To simplify your travel plans, we’ve mapped out a Botswana Bucket List 2019; a list of destinations that you ought to check offRead more

Michael Jansen

Best Time to Visit the Okavango Delta

While it is known to be a fantastic year-round Botswana safari destination, figuring out the best time to visit the Okavango Delta can be tricky. The dry season is best for game viewing, the wet season is best for bird watching, and both have their own pros and cons. As such, deciding on when toRead more

Best Golf Courses in Zambia

Zambia is a golfer’s paradise, with over 20 beautiful courses scattered across the country. With its wide open spaces and pleasurable climate, Zambia is particularly well-suited to the game, welcoming golfing pros and amateurs from across the world.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Chobe National Park

A nature-lover’s paradise, the Chobe National Park boasts one of the largest concentrations of wildlife in Africa, and some of the continent’s most spectacular scenery. Situated in north east Botswana, the Chobe National Park is also home to one of the largest elephant herds in the world. To provide you with some travel inspiration, we’veRead more

Martin Heigan

Facts about Baobabs

Some of Mother Nature’s oldest and funniest-looking trees, baobabs grow in low-lying areas in Africa, Australia and Madagascar. Capable of living for thousands of years, these deciduous trees consist of relatively sparse canopies atop ginormous creased trunks.

Fresh New Feel Begins for Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa

The design team from Blacksmith Interiors started the physical overhaul at the beginning of May after months of planning and putting everything in place so that the whole project can be completed by the end of the third Quarter with minimal disruption to the hotel’s operations. “The brief was to freshen the whole property upRead more

Cresta Mowana

A Tech Overhaul at Mowana

Behind every successful hotel lies numerous processes to make sure everything functions smoothly, from the booking to the beverage restocking to the bill paying.

2018 Orange Phikwe National Marathon

Get your running shoes ready, and your best cheering voice out, it’s time for the 2018 Orange Phikwe National Marathon. Formally known as the Bosele Marathon, this epic race has been gracing Selebi Phikwe and its surrounding area since 1985. This 42.2km race takes place on Saturday 11 August 2-18, and is generously sponsored byRead more


Harare: Open For Business

Harare is often described as the city that never sleeps, and there’s a good reason for that. As the capital of Zimbabwe and home to more than two million people, it has a unique buzz and excitement that keeps the city alive and alert 24/7, all year round.

Safaris in Chobe National Park: Winter vs Summer

The seasons in Southern Africa fall almost perfectly opposite to those in Europe. Christmas time is sweltering hot and June and July are our coldest months of the year. Although the winter months between May and October are considered the best time of year to travel on a big game safari, there are upsides toRead more

Accommodation Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls Marathon 2018

The annual Victoria Falls Marathon 2018 returns for the 13th year in a row to the adrenaline capital of Southern Africa – the mighty Victoria Falls. This year’s event promises an even bigger stage for both local and international runners to compete against the best runners on the continent, in a race set against theRead more

Zambia language guide

Zambia Language Guide

Although English is the official language of Zambia, more than 70 local languages and dialects are spoken throughout the country. The languages predominantly spoken are Nyanja, Tonga, Bemba, Luvale, Kaonde and Lozi. Bemba is the most widely spoken language in the capital city, Lusaka and across the region’s Copperbelt. Although it is helpful to speakRead more

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Okavango Weather Guide

Botswana’s beautiful Okavango Delta region is not only known for its incredible aquatic labyrinth but also a diverse array of wildlife. When planning to visit the area, people often have one main question, what is the best time to go? Well, this largely depends on whether the wet or dry season appeals more as eachRead more

Zimbabwe conference venue

Cresta Hotels’ Zimbabwe Conference Guide

Looking for the perfect venue to hold your business luncheon, executive meeting or large conference in Zimbabwe? Cresta Hotels offers business travellers a selection of modern, fully equipped conferencing facilities across the country. Whether your venue of choice is ideally located in Harare, Victoria Falls or Bulawayo, Cresta Hotels has something for you. Take aRead more

Africa travel

Cresta Hotels Wildlife Highlights

Southern Africa is one of the best destinations in the world for a big game safari. It’s temperate climate, spectacular landscapes, abundant game and beautiful hotels provide the perfect recipe for a memorable holiday in the wildernesses of Africa. A few of our most popular hotels are located in and around the finest wildlife reservesRead more

Chobe National Park activities

Family Activities in Chobe National Park

Travel can be an eye-opening experience for children of all ages and what better way to educate your children about the world than to let them see and experience it first hand? Travel experts have found that the most successful family trips are those where both children and parents are involved in choosing activities! ChobeRead more

Exciting New Activities in Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is a vibrant travel destination bursting with energy and talent. The current boom in visitors from around the globe has led to wild and wonderful new activities popping up for guests to try. Read more about some of the most exciting new activities Victoria Falls has to offer that we think you shouldRead more

Botswana Sunset

Tips for Dealing with an African Border Post

Africa’s border crossings have earned a reputation for long queues, confusing protocols and less-than-honest officials. On the whole, we are lucky that small border post crossings are usually quick and hassle-free, but we know this isn’t always the case for the rest of Africa. Here are our top tips for getting through Africa’s notorious borderRead more

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Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park Itinerary

Given the proximity between Victoria Falls and the Chobe National Park (just 90km), it would be a shame to experience one and not the other. Luckily for you, the Cresta Hotels group features one hotel in each of these locations, providing you with perfect opportunity to book an unforgettable Victoria Falls – Chobe itinerary. HereRead more


What’s on at Cresta: Valentine’s Day 2018

Are you still looking for last-minute Valentine’s Day plans in Botswana or Lusaka? Celebrating the most romantic month of the year, Cresta Hotels are hosting exciting events and running enticing specials at many of their establishments across Botswana and Zambia. Here we highlight just a few of the different offerings, presenting you with the perfectRead more

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