Reviews of Beho Beho
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Beho Beho review
This has to be the highlight of our trip.
We expected a lot after reading the rave reviews on Beho Beho, and all our expectations were met and actually exceeded! We were looked after like royalties by management, guides and staff alike. The rooms, food/drinks, facilties and guiding were simply outstanding and we can only praise the efforts the Beho Beho staff made to please and surprise us all the time.
The Selous is a beautiful game reserve, teeming with wild life - we even got to see a pack of wild dogs and their pups! This was one of our best stays ever and we bring back with us wonderful memories.
Almost two weeks later, my husband and I are still raving about it...!
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Sorry about the good rating only but it was not the fault of anyone at the camp - accomodation, food and general attention were excellent.
My great hope in going to Selous was to see wild dogs. I knew this would be difficult and have no complaint about not seeing them. The problem was the shortage of game in general, probably due to the fact that the short rains came early. The guides really tried their best, but we have been on quite a few safaris and this time at Beho Beho was probably the most disappointing from the game viewing point of view, which for us is the most important.
Also to maximise our chance of seeing the dogs we had decided to stay 6 nights, hoping that if we were unlucky at least there would be plenty of other game to see! Even the bush camp experience, faultless in every other respect, lacked a bit the wild touch because of the general feeling there were not too many wild animals around.
Beho Beho review
A really fun place to stay. Plenty of choice on activities and so well organised. Food was superb - breakfasts cooked out on safari, delicious teas, and evening meals really special - even lobster thermidor! Sundowners served in beautiful spots watching sunsets and appreciating the scenery.
Pool is small with little space to sit - not a problem when we were there but if more wanted to use this facility there wasn't really a large enough area. We understand this may form part of their forthcoming expansion plans.
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We loved it!
The outstanding thing for us was the quality of the guiding. We felt that we had moved up to another level, with all guides extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We also really liked having different guides for different activities. This enabled us to experience their different interests and characters. Why don't other camps do this?
The rooms were large with period furniture and the views were amazing.
The range of activities was excellent, with wonderful walking as well as drives and a great day trip to the lake and hot springs.
Extraordinary luxury in the wilderness
Fabulous accommodation, carefully thought out, beautifully decorated and complete with every detail, down to the telescope on the verandah, and wooden boxes to protect anything that might appeal to the thieving squirrels!
The food was quite exceptional and very abundant. The service was meticulous, unobtrusive and extremely efficient. We much appreciated the different locations for dinner every night, in different parts of the camp and its environs, and one evening out in the bush. The same for the sundowners which just happened to appear by magic at the end of our afternoon game walks, and still managed to give the impression that it was accidental! Always, the tables were set quite beautifully, with a Masai blanket over each chair in case the evening became chilly. So much real thought has gone into the whole enterprise.
Bush camp was an extraordinary experience: coming upon the lanterns in the clearing at the end of our walk, the sundowners again, the log fire, the sumptuous tents with a Moroccan flavour, the hot showers, the flush loo - and again, the outstanding dinner - produced on site and served, as ever, in great style, apparently from behind a bush! Similarly the extensive breakfast by the lake: again, produced from behind a bush!
We appreciated the flexibility of the place: each day you could walk or drive to see game. Or both. The walks are totally brilliant - quite different from a drive. We found ourselves increasingly alert, observant, and aware of the slightest movement. Our ability to spot game improved dramatically over our stay. On a walk it is essential to feel totally confident in the guide and we did. We walked with both Walter and Onesmo and felt entirely safe with both. They were competent, informed, interesting and entirely professional all the time we walked, and relaxed and entertaining when we had finished. Clearly, they do the same walks, the same drives, week after week with different guests, and yet at no time did they ever give an impression of routine or boredom. They seemed as energised and interested as we were.
This was an outstanding experience and we loved it.
Lions, lions, lions and great guides
Extraordinary camp with a delightful staff and an abundance of animals.
The guides were even better than those we had in Botswana. Our frequent up-close experiences with lions and our success at tracking down the wild dogs really stood out. Can't recommend the walking safari highly enough.
To learn to walk around a breeding herd of elephants by constantly testing the air currents and remaining downwind was thrilling. The Selous is still being discovered and it feels more isolated and wild than the parks on the main safari circuits.
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Very friendly and helpful. I loved the walking safaris finishing with sundowner drinks in the bush. Fantastic views from our room and public areas.
Few ants in room, otherwise clean and luxurious.
Amazing hospitality at Beho Beho
We had an amazing 5 days at Beho Beho, with one night in the Bush Camp as a special surprise for my husband for our 10th wedding anniversary. The rooms and setting here are spectacular, but what really sets this place apart are the wonderful staff and incredibly generous hospitality. The food was delicious and varied, and meals were enjoyed in several well-positioned settings in and around the lodge.
There was great flexibility on where and when you could walk or drive, so it was possible to drive in the morning and walk in the afternoon, or vice versa. Often on the drives you had the jeep and guide to yourself so it was very personalised and the guides' knowledge was second to none.
The bush camp is spectacular and makes for a very memorable experience. Ian, Kimberley, and the whole team went out of their way to keep the surprise a secret and everything was expertly and attentively arranged. It is rare to go somewhere where the people, the food and the service are equally impeccable and I would not hesitate to recommend this very special place.
Beho Beho is the best!
BehoBeho was a very special experience.
The team worked as a whole to make sure that we had the best time and were very flexible in adapting to changes of plan if requested. They made each outing new and exciting and were fun to be with. We felt the personal involvement of all the guides not only in the safari programme but also in the social side of the camp was outstanding as was the attention of all the staff.
The accommodation and food were superb and the extra surprises and treats (bush dinner etc.) were a real bonus. Altogether a very memorable experience - thank you so much!
Wonderful safari at Beho Beho
Beho Beho exceeded all of our expectations. From the moment the light aircraft touched down on the airstrip and we met Walter we felt as though we were part of the Beho Beho family. We received a really warm welcome from everybody we met and found the accommodation and service outstanding in every repect.
Our Banda(number 5) was fabulous. It was all that we had read about and more besides. The room was luxurious with pieces of antique furniture and extremely comfortable chairs to relax in. The outside bath was an added bonus especially when bathing under the stars with animals close by. The views from the verandah were breathtaking and we saw many animals while sitting there.
Mealtimes were always friendly and shared with good company and much storytelling and laughter. The seating arrangements and locations where we ate changed on a daily basis which added more interest to mealtimes. The food was of a very high standard and where plated were just a little to generous for us. The day started at 0545 with delicious coffee in our Banda, however actual breakfast was always taken out in the bush at around 1000 but on a personal note we would have liked to start the day with a little toast, cereal or a light breakfast with our coffee. In hindsight we feel had we asked then that would have been provided.
The guides at Beho Beho without exception were friendly, skilled, professional and highly knowledgeable. No question was too much trouble or left unanswered. Every activity always felt like a lesson in bushcraft. We both thorougly enjoyed being out in the bush with experts and during our stay we saw many animals and birds.
Overall the safari at Beho Beho was a once in a life time experience.
Thank you everyone at Beho Beho. We loved every minute of it.