Exciting Changes in 2018 at Cresta Mowana

Thank you for supporting Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa over the years. We are delighted to advise that the refurbishment mentioned at Indaba 2017 will begin in the second quarter of 2018.

Air Botswana & Cresta Hotels “Best of Both” Special

Treat yourself to the enchantment of Maun or the vibrancy of Francistown with Air Botswana and Cresta Hotels “Best of Both” special. Fly from Gaborone to Maun and spend a night in Botswana’s tourism heartland from only P3, 234.00 per person. For an additional night you pay P734.00 extra.

Cresta Hotels Appoints Country Director

Southern African hospitality group Cresta Hotels has appointed Chipo Mandela Coutry Director for its Zimbabwe operations, an appointment that took effect on February 1, 2018. Ms. Mandela succeeds Glenn Stutchburg, who has left the group after a six-year term as CEO.

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Botswana Travel & Tourism Expo 2016

Want to learn more about the diverse beauty of Botswana and meet the individuals who make its tourism sector tick? We’ve got just the event for you! From Monday the 28th of November to Friday the 2nd of December, the Botswana Tourism Organisation is bringing the Botswana Travel & Tourism Expo to Kasane! The BotswanaRead more

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Tips for a Chobe Safari

Spanning approximately 11 700 sq kms, the Chobe National Park is the ideal location to witness the natural movement and behaviour of some of the continents most fascinating wildlife. Comprised of floodplains, swamps and woodland, the diversity of fauna and flora that is found along one of Africa’s most beautiful rivers is unparalleled- making a ChobeRead more

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Maun International Arts Festival 2016

The annual Maun International Arts Festival (MIAF) is bringing another round of culture and entertainment to the streets of Maun for the sixth year running!

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The Best Spots for a Zimbabwe Sunset

A country of breath-taking, diverse terrain and awe-inspiring freshwater systems, Zimbabwe boasts an abundance of picturesque spots to watch the sunset. To aid you in choosing the perfect place, we’ve put together a few of our favourites.

Chobe National Park Elephants

Home to Africa’s largest concentration of elephant, the Chobe National Park is fondly and aptly known as ‘The Land of the Giants’.

Harare Accommodation

Cresta Lodge Harare Rewarded At AZTA Awards

Earlier this month, Cresta Lodge Harare were awarded First Runner Up in the Best City Hotel category at the annual Association of Zimbabwean Travel Agents (AZTA) Awards. About the Awards Held in Harare, the AZTA awards recognise and reward a select number of lodges, hotels, airlines, agents and companies in the tourism industry. Qualities consideredRead more

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Tee-Off for a Good Cause

Make sure your swing is on form because it’s time for the annual Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit (VFAPU) Golf Day. On Friday the 16th of September, players will tee-off at 10am at the Borrowdale Brooke Golf Club for a day of fun on the fairway. The Golf Day is open to any participants and organisations,Read more

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Finding the Big Five in Botswana

Spotting the Big Five on an African safari is a quint-essential travel experience when visiting this dynamic continent. Visitors travel from far and wide to see these magnificent beasts in action. Botswana is one of the most fertile and abundant destinations in Africa, making in an ideal location to witness these incredible animals in theirRead more

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What’s Happening at Cresta – August 2016

As winter slowly comes to a close, it’s a fantastic time of year to get outside and re-join society. Why not take advantage of the numerous specials and promotions on the go at several Cresta Hotels? Have a look through the list of upcoming events across Botswana below, and take your pick: Cresta Jwaneng ConferenceRead more

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Family Friendly Things to Do in Lusaka

There’s no better way to spend quality family time than to take a trip with the ones you love. Lusaka is a prime destination to do just that. There is a plethora of family friendly things to do in Lusaka, and we’ve compiled a list of a few of the best to make deciding howRead more

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2016 Makgadikgadi Epic

The third annual Makgadikgadi Epic takes place from 14 – 17 July 2016, at the Nata Bird Sanctuary in the incredible Makgadikgadi Salt Pans – one of Africa’s greatest natural attractions.

Cresta Mowana – Nature meets luxury

In today’s fast-moving, hyperconnected and overstressed world, a little wellness and tranquillity at a location removed from the buzz of everyday life is like a shelter from the storm. At Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa in Kasane, on the banks of the Chobe River, surrounded by bushveld and overlooking the Namibian flood plains, youRead more

Exciting Changes at Cresta Jameson

Cresta Hotels has re-modeled the service offering of its Cresta Jameson Hotel in Harare, creating a selected service operation that meets the changing expectations of customers who prefer accommodation, banqueting and conference options in the central business district. Glenn Stutchbury, CEO of Cresta Hotels, said the hotel’s focus had changed in recent years to aRead more

Chatters Restaurant at Cresta Lodge, Harare gets a Facelift

Refurbishment work is under way at Chatters Restaurant in Harare’s Cresta Lodge, with completion and re-opening expected by early April. Glenn Stutchbury, CEO of Cresta Hotels, said the development was a follow-up to the multi-million-dollar renovation programme undertake between 2012 and 2015, which saw the revamping of all bedrooms and suites and the upgrading ofRead more

Day Trips from Francistown

Are you looking to add something new to your Botswana travel? Take a trip out of town for a day and explore the attractions within reach of Francistown. An easy 20 minute drive takes you to Tachila Nature Reserve, which is found just 18km from Francistown. Here you will find an unexpected patch of wilderness,Read more

Zambia Travel Tips

The new year is upon us; ripe with opportunities to visit a host of exciting destinations both near and far. Are you planning to travel to Zambia in 2016? If so, here are a few Zambia travel tips to keep in mind before you set off. Visas All foreign visitors except SADC (Southern African DevelopmentRead more

Bright Night Lights Of Gaborone

Everybody needs a night on the town once in a while, and while staying at one of the finer hotels in Gaborone, you will find a few places where you can paint the town red at least once during your stay. Choose one or more of many entertaining things to do in Gaborone, while stayingRead more