March 16, 2018
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. Here we highlight all your need to know about these two incredible locations, including where to stay and what to get up to.
Where to Stay
Situated just 1.4km from the entrance to the Smoke That Thunders, Cresta Sprayview Hotel is the perfect launchpad from which to experience the tourist town of Victoria Falls. Offering comfortable accommodation at an affordable price, Cresta Sprayview is suitable for a wide range of travellers: from families and couples, to businessmen and adventure-seekers. Choose from 65 rooms and suites, all of which feature air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms, flat screen TV’s and Wi-Fi.
What to Do
Known as the adventure capital of Africa, Victoria Falls offers plethora of activities for adrenalin-junkies and adventurers at heart. To experience the best of the mighty Zambezi River, tackle white water rafting, try your hand at river boarding, test your angling skills with a Tiger Fishing expedition, or hop-on a more slow-paced sunset cruise. To get your daily dose of excitement, try out bungee jumping, the gorge swing, zip lining, or the ‘Flying Fox’. Last, but not least, get in touch with your wild side with an elephant-back ride, a walk with lions, a game drive in the Zambezi National Park or a horseback riding safari. Speak to the activities desk at Cresta Sprayview to arrange of these activities or more.
The town of Victoria Falls is easily accessed by both road and air. The Victoria Falls International Airport hosts regular flights from Johannesburg, Cape Town, Gaborone, Addis Ababa, and Nairobi, on airlines such as South African Airways, British Airways, Ethiopian Airlines and Kenya Airways. Victoria Falls is also connected to South Africa via a good road network from the border post at Beit Bridge, to Zambia through Livingstone, and to Botswana and Namibia through the Kazungula border post.
Where too Stay
Set on the banks of the Chobe River in northern-most Botswana, the Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa is the situated just outside the Chobe National Park, in the small town of Kasane. Accommodation at this stylish establishment take the form of 116 air-conditioned rooms and suites, each of which boast 4-poster beds, en-suite bathrooms and magnificent river views from your very own private balcony.
What to Do
As Chobe National Park features some of the largest concentrations of game in Africa, most of the activities on offer revolve around observing the spectacular wildlife in their natural habitat. Game drives, guided game walks, river safaris, and bird watching expeditions are just some of the exciting activities to be enjoyed in Botswana’s third largest national park. From Cresta Mowana, guests can also enjoy 9 holes of golf on the well-groomed course, or indulge in some “me time” at the onsite Mowana Spa.
There are two ways to get to the Chobe National Park: by air and by road. If you’re travelling from Johannesburg, we recommend booking yourself on a flight with South African Airways, which flies directly into Kasane Airport daily. If you’re travelling from Victoria Falls, the easiest way of there is by road transfer. Depending on the number of people at the border post, this should only take about two hours.