Game drives in the huge Selous Game Reserve are usually in open-sided 4WDs.
Beho Beho Treehouse: Our full report
Beho Beho has recently opened a new fly-camp for guests who stay for four nights or more at the main camp. Beho Beho have built an exclusive tree house to enable couples to spend a night under the African sky, from the comfort of a purpose built platform in the treetops.
Forget your preconceptions of your average tree house, this one has not stinted on luxury. The platform is built into a leadwood tree, overlooking a sand riverbed. The Beho Beho Treehouse comes complete with a comfortable double bed and mosquito net, which can be moved so that guests can sleep under the stars or under the cover of a canvas pavilion depending on their preference. In addition to this, there is an en-suite bathroom with a flush toilet and a shower.
Guests will depart from Beho Beho in the afternoon on foot, accompanied by an armed guide who will point out any interesting wildlife spotted along the way. After around two hours or so, refreshing sundowners await you at the Treehouse and guests will have time to freshen up in the outdoor shower before going to a clearing nearby to have dinner around the campfire.
You will then head back to the Treehouse for a night of star gazing and listening to the sounds of the African bush. In the morning, guests will be woken up to birdsong as the sun comes up over the Selous game Reserve before going on a guided morning walk. The walk will end with a gourmet bush breakfast under the shade of a large tree. Guests will then have the option to either drive back to Beho Beho or continue on another guided walk.
There is a supplement of US$350 per person to stay at the Treehouse and it is only possible to stay for one night. Guests must pre-book before they arrive to Beho Beho so please speak to one of our Tanzania specialist if this is something that interests you.
Our viewThe Beho Beho Treehouse is perfect for any couple who want to spend a night experiencing a sleep out in the bush whilst maintaining a level of luxury. Only two people can go to the Treehouse on any one night and it therefore creates a real feeling of exclusivity.
Ideal length of stay: 1 night - as part of a safari at Beho Beho
Directions: It’s a 35-minute flight from Dar es Salaam into the Selous Game Reserve, where you will land at an airstrip right next to Beho Beho.
Owner: Independent / Owner Run: Africa Reps
Food & drink
Usual board basis: Full Board
Dining style: Individual Tables
Dining locations: Outdoor Dining
Drinks included: Yes - soft drinks, house wine and local spirits are included in the rates. Note that fine wines, champagne and imported spirits and liqueurs, are charged as extras.
Honeymoons: Add a night in the treehouse at Beho Beho for a really romantic, comfortable and private sojourn into the bushSee more ideas for Honeymoons in Tanzania
Birdwatching: The guides here are real experts on the birdlife, and the Selous is a great area for bird-watching. From the waterbirds found in the floodplains and lakes around the Rufiji River, to the dry-country raptors in the Beho Beho Hills from which the camp takes it name - it's a great birding area.See more ideas for Birdwatching in Tanzania
Walking safaris: Beho Beho's treehouse involves mostly walking safaris - with some of Africa's very best professional walking guidesSee more ideas for Walking safaris in Tanzania
Wildlife safaris: Fly-camping always gets you closer to the wildlife, and you won't find better guides with whom to explore it than at Beho Beho.See more ideas for Wildlife safaris in Tanzania
Attitude towards children: Beho Beho's treehouseisn't suitable for children under 12 years of age.
Generally recommended for children: No
Notes: Parents should be aware that the treehouse is right in the heart of the bush and wildlife can pass through at any time – children cannot be left unaccompanied.
Communications: For all intents and purposes you should consider yourself out of contact. You will have contact with the camp via a radio - who will then have use of a satallite phone in case of an emergency.
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. Two walking guides have had advanced first-aid training.
Dangerous animals: High Risk
Security measures: There are guards around the camp and at night you will be escorted to and from the tree house.
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.