Reviews of Beho Beho
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A fabulous safari lodge.
We were lucky enough to be at Beho Beho at the same time as Sarah Bayliss who's family built and own the camp. Mama B made the atmosphere even more special.
The bandas were amazing, nothing better than waking up to the sun rising over the horizen and an elephant grazing direcly in front of your bed. We liked the fact that there was wifi access in the rooms but not in the communal areas - much more sociable.
The food was consistently good and plenty of it, no complaints at all.
The guides were all very knowledgeable and fun with it. We drove in the morning and walked in the afternoon and they knew how to keep interest and drama for the children too.
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Place for place, this wins on the best all round guides. In most camps you have one guide, so it's hard to judge. In this camp you are mixed about with several - at first that sounds a bit iffy, but trust us, it works! We had the most excellent walks as well as drives to see Colobus monkeys and lions at a kill and... the list goes on. The walk through the WWI battlefield is well worth doing, even if you don't do any other.
It's unique and different even if you have been on safari before.
(Note: Some people who had visited said the game was very shy due to close proximity of hunting camps. I consider this to be a bit of a myth - I have never seen eland or giraffe in such numbers! No problems here.)
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They thought of everything - even down to supplying washing powder. The food was first class - as good as any restaurant and the staff were all very friendly and helpful.Read more about the whole safari
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Beho Beho is something special. The Bandas are just fantastic. The food and ranger enthusiasm was equally as amazing. From a realistic perspective because of the relatively remote location you don't bump into other vehicles which is a real positive, the downside is that during the evening drives the wildlife can be quite scarce so we tended to do afternoon walking safaris instead and drives in the morning. As this is the dry season there are stacks of elephant in the woods behind beho but for big cat lovers you have to go to Manze which is a fair drive away (worth it though to see the prides but it is a long bumpy drive out).
From a packing viewpoint they do a great job with your laundry. My world travelled trousers came back cleaner than I've seen them for years albeit took a bit longer than we thought.
Beho Beho do supply good quality shampoo/conditioner/shower gel/body lotion/mossie spray/hairdryer so you really do not need to load up too much weight on toiletries. Worth knowing as toiletries can take up a fair amount of weight even with travel sizes.
They do have tsetse flies nearby, one morning we were being eaten alive which was horrid.
Beho Beho was a luxurious safari camp.
The bandas had the most magnificent view. The front was completely open so the view was panoramic. The food at Beho Beho was gourmet cooking which would not be out of place in a top class London restaurant. The camp was run like a house party which we liked as it made the whole experience very friendly and I can imagine if you were traveliing on your own this would be good.
Karin and Walter were the managers. They were an amazing young couple. Walter was also a guide and Karin was the chef who was responsible for providing the amazing meals. Unlike Mwagusi we had a different guide everyday and there were 6 guides altogether. They were very professional and all had there specialities. They seemed to know the animals intimately particularly the various lion prides which made our drives even more interesting.
Apart from being woken up too early a couple of mornings with our morning tea I really can't fault this camp. It was expensive but we felt we got our moneys worth and it provided us with an unforgettable experience.
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This was the second year we visited Beho Beho and it was as good as ever.
Walter and Karen as usual were excellent hosts and now are ably assisted by Verne and Rika. It was good to see Mr Simba again and we can report Karen's cakes are still the best. We had two game drives a day each with a different guide, and saw a great variety of game and bird life. Godlisten took us down the Beho Beho sand river, navigating buffalo obstacles and gave us a good view of a leopard on a kill in a tree.
Walter took us on a lovely 'little Serengeti' route we had not been before and managed to find the well-hidden lion pride, and Heribut showed us yet another beautiful new drive. However Verne gave us a most memorable lion experience on our Tagalala day which we will long remember.
The facilities are lovely and my favourite is the water-hole view as we have pre-dinner drinks (buffalo, hippo, waterbuck and giraffe this year). The food is excellent, and the dining is communal which is a pleasant social event. We loved our room No 5, especially the gorgeous bathroom, and it was good exercise getting there after sitting in vehicles all day.
Its position allowed us to do game viewing even during the afternoon break, and gave us an exciting quandary one morning when setting out to go to the lodge, as to whether we should ignore the large bull elephant grazing close by.
Beautiful camp and terrific staff
Beho Beho lived up to all of the glowing reviews I had read about it before my visit.
The facilities are incredible and the food is fabulous. But what stood out most to me is the personal interest that the managers and guides and staff take in each guest. I could tell that it really mattered to each of them that I had the best experience possible at Beho Beho.
Special thanks to Rika, Werner, Herribert, Salum and Saningo for a great stay in a wonderful place.
Staying at the camp was an amazing experience, partly due to the wonderful set up where animals can walk through the camp. We woke up on our first morning to find elephants blocking our path from our room to the communal area - how amazing is that!? It is beautifully decorated, with a homely feel but stylish too.
The guides and staff were so welcoming, and genuinely interested in us and what we wanted to do with our time and our safari experience. We loved meeting the different guides and enjoyed being able to dine with them and hear their stories and adventures. The food was fantastic and every night we had a wonderful dinner; they also took into account our dietary requirements and always provided excellent alternatives when needed.
We had expected to enjoy our holiday but our safari at Beho Beho exceeded our expectations because of how the guides made it such a personal experience.
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A luxury camp. Service, accommodation, food and facilities could not be better.
Slower paced safari than Mwagusi, animal sightings and guiding good. Meal times feel quite formal.
It is almost unbelievable that such a luxurious safari venue could exist in such a remote location and provide the high standards of service we experienced at Beho Beho.
The location on a hillside overlooking Selous gives constant interest from the passing game and the advantage of the breeze to cool the high tempreatures.
Guiding is of outstanding quality and so is the range of birds and animals that can be seen. We learnt so much during our stay. The real sense of being in the wild can be judged by our only seeing one other vehicle on safaris during our 5 night stay.
The tracks in the area are rough so you will be bumped around from time to time.
Do take the all-day trip to Tagalalla Lake if you get the chance and be surprised by the whole experience.
Food is of a standard that surpasses many leading restaurants - you won't be any lighter on your return.
Endless care and attention has gone into every aspect, from ironwood trees to hold up the roof to table decorations that change with every meal and a different setting for each dinner. It is that depth of thought and individuality that sets Beho Beho apart.
In many decades of holidays we have only ever been back to the same location again once. Beho Beho could well turn out to be the second.