Game drives in the huge Selous Game Reserve are usually in open-sided 4WDs.
Beho Beho Bailey's Banda: Our full report
The newest addition to the Beho Beho family is a private house - Bailey’s Banda. It is located up in the Beho Beho hills just out of sight from the main camp. Bailey’s Banda is a purpose built luxury stone cottage designed to give an exclusive, secluded experience to its guests.
The palm-thatched stone Banda has two floors, each with its own double bedroom, a huge double bed and a balcony. The ground floor has an open plan dinning room and living area; this spills out onto the split-level sun deck, which overlooks the swimming pool and the valley below. Each bedroom has an en-suit bathroom with its own sink, hot and cold running water, a free-standing bath, and an outdoor shower. The building is decorated with simple stone floors, dark wood trim and a mixture of white and dry brick walls.
The Banda is made to feel like a home from home in the African bush, and as such it has all the frills of a luxury house. There is a satellite TV with a DVD player, an iPod dock, Wi-Fi and a large kitchen, which comes complete with a personal chef. There is also a house manager and a private guide who are both on hand to make the stay as personal as possible by discussing and arranging your game activities. The dinner arrangements are equally flexible – they can be served inside at the dinner table, outside on the veranda or out on game drives.
The entire stay at Bailey’s is designed to accommodate the guests who stay there. The game viewing activities can be done when you want, how you want, and for as long as you want (within reason!) Game walks are possible from the Banda; guests will also have their own exclusive safari vehicle and a private boat that can be taken out onto nearby Lake Tagalala.
There is a supplement to stay at the Banda – this is for the sole use of the house. There is a maximum capacity of five guests, who must pre-book before arriving at Beho Beho so please speak to one of our Tanzania specialist if this is something that interests you.
Our viewBailey’s Banda is a good option for any couple, a family or friends travelling together who want a luxurious but quiet safari experience. It is a great base to explore the Selous, and when guests return to the Banda they can relax in the privacy of their own bush home.
Ideal length of stay: 3 – 4 nights
Directions: It’s a 35-minute flight from Dar es Salaam into the Selous Game Reserve, where you will land at Beho Beho’s own airstrip.
Owner: Lodge Management Company: Africa Reps
Food & drink
Usual board basis: Full Board
Dining style: Individual Tables
Dining locations: Indoor and Outdoor Dining
Drinks included: Drinks included
Private villas & houses: Beside Beho Beho, but out of sight, Bailey’s Banda is a great private safari house for an exclusive holidays. It can host up to five people travelling together and comes with a private chef, 4WD and your own guide so you can arrange your private game drive for an amazing safari holiday.See more ideas for Private villas & houses in Tanzania
Attitude towards children: Not suitable for children
Property’s age restrictions: 12+
TV & radio: There is no TV or radio – this is deepest Africa!
Health & safety
Malarial protection recommended: Yes
Medical care: There is a first-aid kit on site for minor illnesses and injuries. For more serious cases, Beho Beho has links with the flying-doctor service in Dar es Salaam.
Dangerous animals: High Risk
Disabled access: Not Possible
Laundry facilities: Full Laundry Service - Included
Money: There is no currency exchange at Beho Beho.
Accepted payment on location: There are no extras to pay at Beho Beho, but tips are best made in either US dollars or Tanzanian shillings.