Victoria Falls Marathon 2018 | Cresta Hotels Zimbabwe

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

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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

Cresta Churchill Refurbishment

Visitors enjoying the delights of Bulawayo are sure to be enchanted by the Cresta Churchill Hotel, a charming old building with an elegant and welcoming atmosphere. The establishment has recently undergone extensive refurbishment, losing none of its historic atmosphere, but gaining more in the way of modern updates.

Language Botswana

Botswana Language Guide

One of the most intimidating aspects of travelling to a foreign country, such as Botswana, is the prospect of confronting an unfamiliar language. The fear of miscommunication, or the potential total lack of it, often puts you off visiting some of the most incredible destinations in the world. We’re here to put your mind atRead more

Language Botswana

2018 Travel Bucket List

They say travel is only thing you can buy that makes you richer. The more you travel, the more you realise how much there is to discover in the world. In order to help you put together your 2018 Travel Bucket List, we’ve highlighted a few destinations that are on our radar for 2018. WhereRead more

Vic Falls Carnival 2017: New Year in Africa’s Adrenaline Capital

The Festival The Vic Falls Carnival is an annual festival that takes place in the adrenaline capital of Southern Africa, Victoria Falls over the New Year. The carnival takes place a stone’s throw from the ‘Smoke that Thunders’ and features some of Africa’s biggest musicians. There is no where better to ring in the NewRead more


Cresta Mowana Safari Pack List

Situated on the banks of the mighty Chobe River in Botswana, Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa is an excellent launch-pad from which to explore the magical wonders of the untamed African wilderness. Figuring out what to pack on holiday is always a daunting task, even more so when you’re sure to be setting offRead more


What’s on at Cresta – Festive Season 2017

On the hunt for last-minute Festive Season events and accommodation specials? Well, the team at Cresta Hotels has you covered. Take a look at some of our upcoming events and exclusive specials over the Christmas period below, and get booking!


Chef’s Corner at Cresta Sprayview.

Richard Dhaitiya, Head Chef at Cresta Sprayview shares some of his delightful recipes. Follow the simple step-by-step instructions and treat your better half to a delectable night-in, or – even better – show off your culinary skills during your next dinner party. Starter – Fillet steak tartare with horseradish crème fraîche   Ingredients (Makes 2Read more

Mini Zambia Travel Guide

Planning a trip to a foreign country is often a daunting task for even the most experienced of travellers. From visa requirements and currency questions, to languages spoken and what to pack to suit the weather, there are endless things to figure out. To make organising your holiday to Zambia a bit easier, we’ve putRead more


Victoria Falls: Gateway to Adventure

When you think of the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, think beyond the spectacular natural wonder of the Falls themselves. “The smoke that thunders” is but part of the magic of this superb and unspoilt part of Africa. And it is only a 90-minute flight from Johannesburg.

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Finding the Big Five in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is a one of a kind wildlife destination that is slowly making its way back onto the safari scene as a contender for the best game viewing in Africa. Not only is it home to some of the last remaining untouched wildlife reserves on the continent, it boasts some of the highest elephant numbersRead more

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